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59 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

The answers you will get are from people googling stuff.  Why not do that yourself? 

You're right, Google is our friend.

 

I did a quick search on moving to LATAM and suitable Kevlar jackets for safety and came up with all kinds of options.

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45 minutes ago, Luckysilk said:

You're right, Google is our friend.

 

I did a quick search on moving to LATAM and suitable Kevlar jackets for safety and came up with all kinds of options.

Do you plan on working for a drug cartel? Or are you really going to Baltimore? I'm sure all the gringo oldies down at Lake Chapala doing their pool aerobics would be amused at the over the top PARANOIA and moronic stereotypes exhibited on this thread. 

 

Again, it depends on where you're SPECIFICALLY going in Latin America.

Retirement in Juarez, the favelas of Rio, or the Atlantic coast of Colombia is not very popular. 

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13 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

The answers you will get are from people googling stuff.  Why not do that yourself? 

Hi

 

I do use google.

However this is a discussion forum.

Some posters on here have experience of some ( parts of ) LA countries.

 

I would rather ask questions on here and be able to make my mind up based on their posting history.

 

So as an example I would place a lower weight/importance to someone who only ever praises Thailand and does not ever want to consider other options. Or cannot consider other options.

 

I am interested in the views of posters who are balanced.

There are quite a few here who are.

 

We all have different desires/needs/wants.

 

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19 hours ago, Luckysilk said:

You're right, Google is our friend.

 

I did a quick search on moving to LATAM and suitable Kevlar jackets for safety and came up with all kinds of options.

Google is nobody's friend, one of the world's major privacy invaders.

 

Find alternatives here that work equally well but don't invade privacy:

 

https://www.privacytools.io/providers/search-engines/

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1 hour ago, seasia said:

Hi

 

I do use google.

However this is a discussion forum.

Some posters on here have experience of some ( parts of ) LA countries.

 

I would rather ask questions on here and be able to make my mind up based on their posting history.

 

So as an example I would place a lower weight/importance to someone who only ever praises Thailand and does not ever want to consider other options. Or cannot consider other options.

 

I am interested in the views of posters who are balanced.

There are quite a few here who are.

 

We all have different desires/needs/wants.

I lived in South Texas within sight of Mexico.  I have hundreds of Mexican friends.  I know and helped and saw thousands of residents of Latin America escape to the United States?  Isn't that good experience?  I find it difficult to understand why anyone would voluntarily go there after my experience.  I lived in Vietnam for 2 years and find it impossible to understand why anyone would choose that place over Thailand and that's based on my experience.  I have also lived in a number of other foreign countries I have moved 27 times if my memory is correct. 

 

As I look at it the decision is what country is better for a retired American than America for the same price.  In this thread it becomes what country in Latin America is a better deal than Florida, South Texas and ......?

 

And I don't always praise Thailand but we are very limited in what may be said and all the real problems can't be discussed.

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I lived in South Texas within sight of Mexico.  I have hundreds of Mexican friends.  I know and helped and saw thousands of residents of Latin America escape to the United States?  Isn't that good experience?  I find it difficult to understand why anyone would voluntarily go there after my experience.  I lived in Vietnam for 2 years and find it impossible to understand why anyone would choose that place over Thailand and that's based on my experience.  I have also lived in a number of other foreign countries I have moved 27 times if my memory is correct. 
 
As I look at it the decision is what country is better for a retired American than America for the same price.  In this thread it becomes what country in Latin America is a better deal than Florida, South Texas and ......?
 
And I don't always praise Thailand but we are very limited in what may be said and all the real problems can't be discussed.
Latin America is one place to you apparently. Truly amazing!

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Latin America is one place to you apparently. Truly amazing!

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Put yourself in my place.  I was an employer in South Texas.  I was hiring a 250 person staff made up of people who spoke Spanish.  All the same to me.  No education, no motivation and wanting a free ride - native Texas Mexicans.  Immigrants - hard working, trying to get ahead and most of all wanting to make some money.  I didn't pay any attention to where they came from - dark skin spoke Spanish.  Didn't get many who spoke Portuguese.  To keep a staff of 250 migrants one needs to hire 1000 as they rotate in and out of Mexico or whatever place they go back to.  There is one boss who brings them in and houses them and rotates them back home and back to work again.  It goes on all over America.  Sometimes they get lucky and figure out how to stay.

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1 hour ago, JimmyJ said:

Google is nobody's friend, one of the world's major privacy invaders.

 

Find alternatives here that work equally well but don't invade privacy:

 

https://www.privacytools.io/providers/search-engines/

 

 

Thank you for the link and direction, JimmyJ

 

That's why i come here.     You made this thread worthwhile just by your single post.

 

 

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Put yourself in my place.  I was an employer in South Texas.  I was hiring a 250 person staff made up of people who spoke Spanish.  All the same to me.  No education, no motivation and wanting a free ride - native Texas Mexicans.  Immigrants - hard working, trying to get ahead and most of all wanting to make some money.  I didn't pay any attention to where they came from - dark skin spoke Spanish.  Didn't get many who spoke Portuguese.  To keep a staff of 250 migrants one needs to hire 1000 as they rotate in and out of Mexico or whatever place they go back to.  There is one boss who brings them in and houses them and rotates them back home and back to work again.  It goes on all over America.  Sometimes they get lucky and figure out how to stay.

Your experience is about economic migration to the USA. We've heard your story how many times now? Also it's insulting to Latin Americans that you care so little about them that you never bothered to differentiate between their nationalities. Its like when ignorant Americans call Koreans a Chinaman.

 

I fail to understand what you think you're contributing to this thread with that type of stuff?

 

THIS TOPIC is not about that. This topic is about destinations in Latin America that might potentially attract people from other regions specifically current and potential expats in Thailand. Relevant details about those destinations. Visa information. Special issues that would specifically apply to those currently living in Thailand or recently for a long time.

 

I think we all get your basic agenda. Latin Americans want to come to the USA. Thus it can't be true that some people want to come to Latin America.

 

But that thesis is factually false.

 

Just because you are not interested doesn't mean that nobody is. Doesn't make the estimated million Americans living in just Mexico without mentioning the rest of Latin America by choice suddenly not exist.

 

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14 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Your experience is about economic migration to the USA. We've heard your story how many times now? Also it's insulting to Latin Americans that you care so little about them that you never bothered to differentiate between their nationalities. Its like when ignorant Americans call Koreans a Chinaman.

 

I fail to understand what you think you're contributing to this thread with that type of stuff?

 

THIS TOPIC is not about that. This topic is about destinations in Latin America that might potentially attract people from other regions specifically current and potential expats in Thailand. Relevant details about those destinations. Visa information. Special issues that would specifically apply to those currently living in Thailand or recently for a long time.

 

I think we all get your basic agenda. Latin Americans want to come to the USA. Thus it can't be true that some people want to come to Latin America.

 

But that thesis is factually false.

 

Just because you are not interested doesn't mean that nobody is. Doesn't make the estimated million Americans living in just Mexico without mentioning the rest of Latin America by choice suddenly not exist.

 

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You're right.  I was looking at it too much from my personal point of view.  It would have worked for me at 60 now is too late. 

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You're right.  I was looking at it too much from my personal point of view.  It would have worked for me at 60 now is too late. 
I can relate to that. The older we get the harder it is to move to a new country and that can be our home country as well.

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Just now, marcusarelus said:

I lived in South Texas within sight of Mexico.  I have hundreds of Mexican friends.  I know and helped and saw thousands of residents of Latin America escape to the United States?  Isn't that good experience?  I find it difficult to understand why anyone would voluntarily go there after my experience.  I lived in Vietnam for 2 years and find it impossible to understand why anyone would choose that place over Thailand and that's based on my experience.  I have also lived in a number of other foreign countries I have moved 27 times if my memory is correct. 

 

As I look at it the decision is what country is better for a retired American than America for the same price.  In this thread it becomes what country in Latin America is a better deal than Florida, South Texas and ......?

 

And I don't always praise Thailand but we are very limited in what may be said and all the real problems can't be discussed.

Hi

 

Is living in Texas which is not in Latin America a good experience?

Sorry IMO not so.

 

I am well aware of economic migration.

That has little to no bearing as to where someone who is not an economic refugee might want to spend time.

 

I am not interested in that.

 

When was the last time you were in Mexico or any LA country ?

That would be interesting..

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On 3/4/2019 at 8:46 PM, CanuckThai said:

A few friends found their paradise, in the Dominican Republic.  Not sure if it would check all the boxes for everyone, but cost of living, affordable housing options, lots of ladies, choice of village or bigger city lifestyle.  I haven't been in years, but they're enjoying life there...

https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/santo-domingo?currency=THB

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