Getting Started on Getting Out

Getting Started on Getting Out
Sometimes the most difficult step to take on an important project is that first one. We hear from some of you who feel a sense of urgency to make a move but just can't seem to get to the point of doing it. It's that first step. It seems there is so much to do that you don't know where ...

Getting Legal Residency in Paraguay

Getting Legal Residency in Paraguay
When people think of moving to South America, very few think of Paraguay. Just for fun, we checked some computer search statistics this week and found that more than 300,000 people every month do an Internet search with the words, Where is Paraguay?  Maybe that tells us why Paraguay is on the radar of so few people. A whole lot of people don't ...

Frustrations of Life in Paradise

Frustrations of Life in Paradise
 Ken and Teri Pulvino We love to receive input from our subscribers. Last week we heard from Brad in Paraguay. This week we are hearing from a subscriber in Chiloe, Chile, Teri Graf-Pulvino, who makes a very good point in connection with our recent post about the cost of living in South America. Teri and her husband, Ken, run a geotourism business ...

Paraguay Economy

Paraguay Economy
Paraguay is in a boom cycle now, fueled by growing agricultural exports and income, foreign investment in oil, and mineral exploration. So while Paraguay has always been the “cheapest” choice in terms  of living expenses in relation to its neighbors, right now that is slowly changing. With Argentina’s latest crisis, things are definitely cheaper (in terms of overall living expenses) there ...

What Will An Economic Education Do For You?

What Will An Economic Education Do For You?
Most people are unaware that almost everything that is happening in the world is based on economics. Most wars are fought for economic reasons, not the reasons given to the public. If people understood economics, the reasons given to them for sending their sons off to war would not work. In 1913 the Federal Reserve was established--a central bank in the ...

Health Care–A Success Story

Health Care–A Success Story
Worldwide cancer rates are set to jump more than 75% by 2030 according to the Web MD Cancer Health Center as reported in the journal, Lancet Oncology. An internet search for cancer statistics in 1900 turned up the figure of 64 cancer victims per 100,000 in the United States. Today in the United States, cancer rates are at 1 in ...

What Would It Be Like To Live In Chile’s Patagonia and in South America?

What Would It Be Like To Live In Chile’s Patagonia and in South America?
For several weeks we have been investigating the Villarrica-Pucon-Panguipulli area of Chile. All of these towns are located in the Patagonia area of Chile. Then we added  Temuco--the capitol of the province-- to this mix. We can tell you about the areas further north but we will not be going there this trip. We will also miss Valdivia and Puerto ...

Temuco – the land of the Mepuche

Temuco – the land of the Mepuche
One of the thermal springs in the Temuco area We move on now to Temuco, our last stop on this trip. We have investigated several cities in the Araucanian area of Chile's Patagonia and we now come to the capitol of the region. This is similar to visiting the state capitol city in the United states, i.e., visiting Tallahassee while in ...

Religion in Chile – How It Might Affect You

Religion in Chile – How It Might Affect You
Normally we don't report on religion unless we find something that seems  unusual. And we have noticed something in Chile over six or seven years that seems to us worth mentioning for those who are interested--whichever way you look at it. We don't know if what we see is confined to the south of Chile since there are some things that ...

Out With The Old – In With The New

Out With The Old – In With The New
    This week one of our subscribers sent us an interesting video about Detroit and the young adults in the area who are making signs and other items for sale. The article was about the fact that they are working to restore their city to its former glory. These people touch our hearts and we commend and champion them. And for ...
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