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Try internationalliving.com for good information on retiring overseas. A lot of info on requirements for different countries. An emphasis on central and south America. My choice is Belize.

 

Lived in Honduras for a while and liked it. No problems then, but a little iffy now.

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A little iffy is putting it mildly. I used to live next door to Honduras. We'd get a lot of cute Honduranian women, but they would always tell stories how their mother's shop was forced to pay protection money, how the police were corrupt etc. Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world.

 

Violence permeates South America and Central America like a red thread. It goes right back to history actually, with human sacrifices, hearts ripped out etc, and to this day the most brutal people in the world are Mexicans. However, Brazil, Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador, Venezuela, all known for extreme violence.

 

Only Chile, Uruguay and Argentina would seem reasonable options. However, why go for cut price Spain or Italy with scenery when you can have the real thing in Europe? 

 

Latin America would be too far away from civilization for me.

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Argentina's currency is going in the tank. US $ are needed. 1 USD = 68.2569 ARS (argentine pesos). Argentina is defaulting on their debt. This may the best time in a decade to take a look at Argentina, especially if you like beef and wine!

 

 

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Let's face it. 

 

For now and into the future for nobody knows how long, Covid 19 is the dominant issue in the world and Latin America is a major center of that. 

 

Brazil is challenging the USA to be number one in Covid. 

 

But I found this story about American citizens and residents in Mexico rather surprising.

 

Borders open or closed - - to viruses it doesn't matter. 

 

Almost darkly amusing to hear about some calling to send the sick back to Mexico when they're talking about US citizens and residents. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/05/27/coronavirus-mexico-border/

 

 

Coronavirus on the border

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10 minutes ago, torturedsole said:

A shame really, as there's far more pressing matters.

Well be that as it may the bigger point is that this is not the time to expatriate to Latin America or most anywhere else. 

 

If you're there already that's another matter. 

 

Countries have bans in place and international commercial aviation is very limited. 

 

As travel opens up USA nationals in particular are not going to be high on the list of welcome nationalities. 

 

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3 minutes ago, torturedsole said:

Rendition flights are excluded, of course.  

I assume you mean repatriatlon flights.

 

In any case difficult times. 

 

Of course when things eventually do open up things will likely be different in both good and bad ways. So some opportunities for some that are not risk averse. 

 

 

 

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Just now, Jingthing said:

I assume you mean repatriatlon flights.

No, I mean rendition flights.  Hopefully going to see some action soon when the biggest terrorists known to man are tried in the US. 

 

The only way to get them there is on rendition flights.  Avoids all the bureaucracy of form filling and human rights garbage.  

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5 minutes ago, torturedsole said:

No, I mean rendition flights.  Hopefully going to see some action soon when the biggest terrorists known to man are tried in the US. 

 

The only way to get them there is on rendition flights.  Avoids all the bureaucracy of form filling and human rights garbage.  

Wrong thread. 

This is about expatriation to Latin America. 

Cheers. 

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As said as is the case globally and particularly now in Latin America, the Covid-19 situation is going to be a dominant concern for expats and potential expats going forward for months or years depending on your own predictions.

 

So what are travel vloggers and expatriation vloggers supposed to talk about now? Well, you guessed.

 

This video is mostly specific to a very unusual area of Mexico, famous as a gringo retired expat center. But it's in the context of Mexico now, a country with a populist leader that has been in denial about the virus, opening up somewhat now in the context of rapidly rising cases.

 

Yes, Thailand is definitely better off than that now as far as the virus anyway.

 

For those looking forward to when things get back to some kind of new normal, a subtext of this video is that real estate deals are probably going to be available. You know, desperate sellers, weak currencies, etc. More of interest to buyers than renters.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Mike Teavee said:

Uruguay... 

 

This video popped into my YT feed & remembered this thread which has been very quiet over the past 6 months or so.. 

 

 

Seems to tick a lot of the boxes especially around getting residency

 

 

One issue with Uruguay is the weather especially July and August, it can get down to 0c.

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33 minutes ago, Patong2021 said:

Pie in the sky fantasy. Now that Covid19 runs wild, Latin America does not look like such a paradise. 

Yeah but you could say that about the entire world now. I never thought this pandemic would be quickly resolved. More like a three year thing causing very long term significant societal changes.

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Pretty interesting video here about Mexico.  Nice to see a video of this type that pays little mention to the usual gringo retire ghettos.  Number 1 will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea, but her description of it is bang on IMO - a special place.  Warning there is some serious food porn in the video and you may want to bring a towel to wipe up the drool if you haven't been in Mexico for awhile 🤪

https://youtu.be/l4mbjX660V4

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1 hour ago, andy said:

Pretty interesting video here about Mexico.  Nice to see a video of this type that pays little mention to the usual gringo retire ghettos.  Number 1 will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea, but her description of it is bang on IMO - a special place.  Warning there is some serious food porn in the video and you may want to bring a towel to wipe up the drool if you haven't been in Mexico for awhile 🤪

https://youtu.be/l4mbjX660V4

Yeah I follow and like her. But she's recently changed her tune about cities and now is focused on smaller town beach areas because she wants more outdoor living because of the pandemic. 

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