How to Get a Travel Document When You Are Stateless

How to Get a Travel Document When You Are Stateless
In 2015, another record was set by American citizens and legal residents as approximately 4,300 of them gave up their U.S. citizenship. The U. S. media likes to suggest that these scoundrel Americans are trying to skip out on paying taxes to Uncle Sam. While that could be true for some, we can think of a number of other possible reasons. Not having to fill out the endless ...

Come Fly With Us To Chile

Come Fly With Us To Chile
Photo by Aerolineas Argentinas We are finally off to Chile on another exploratory trip and invite you to come along. We leave Buenos Aires for our first flight on Aerolineas Argentinas,  Argentina’s national airline. The flight is great. Only about two hours. At the airport, to our surprise, we are treated to an unexpected revisit to the old Third World airports. We leave from the Ezeiza Airport ...

Chile’s Changing Economic Landscape

Chile’s Changing Economic Landscape
Photo by Lori Dorchak   By Daren Kaiser Over the last few years the Chilean economy has seen a number of important changes. When I first arrived in the country in mid 2010, the price of copper was close to $4.00 USD/lb and the nation's GDP was growing at about 6% annually (compared to today when copper trades at about $2.25 USD/lb and the GDP growth rate is right around 2%). I ...

Economic Developments in Argentina

New Port Richie, Florida Our time in the United States draws near to a close and we will soon be back on the job in South America. Everything here in Florida seems normal--until we look into the news. Shooting in Oregon as the federal Bureau of Land Management seeks to expand its project of removing ranchers from the land whose families have ...

Getting a Driver’s License in Chile

Getting a Driver’s License in Chile
By Lori Dorchak We received our permanent residency about a year ago and by law we should have gotten our Chilean driver's license but you know how life can be and the time just slipped by. Despite the rumors we had heard of expats being taken to jail and fined for not having a Chilean license and despite the fact that we ...

One More Stream of Income

One More Stream of Income
From Melbourne, Florida As our subscribers know, we are on the road these days and emails will be a bit sporadic for a few weeks. Normally they come out Thursday morning. We continue to answer questions by email and comments. So many subscribers contact us who want to come to our area in South America, or elsewhere, but are rightly concerned about ...

Navigating a Financial Crisis

Navigating a Financial Crisis
Photo From Wikipedia When we lived on the Indian River estuary in the United States, it was a common practice to go by boat through the Sebastian Inlet to the open waters of the Atlantic. Most boaters were aware of the risk of passing through that inlet during the changing of the tide, and the numbers of hapless boaters whose crafts ended ...

“Uncle” Harry’s Forecast from 2007 and What To Do About It. (Also important for Middle East Inquirers)

Once again we welcome new subscribers. By way of introduction, our focus here at Four Flags Journal is more than just moving to a new country. We focus on being as self-dependent as we can from the system. diversifying our lives in order to reduce political and financial risk. Some of our articles are protected for subscribers only and the password ...
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