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 ...

Embezzled in Uruguay

Embezzled in Uruguay
Embezzled in Uruguay In 2014 we informed our readers that our Uruguay bank account had been embezzled and that we would tell you more about it after it was settled. Not all of our readers have forgotten because someone reminds us now and then. We were hesitant to publish this for a while and you will soon understand the reason. There is sadness here for ...

More info on Residency and Citizenship

More info on Residency and Citizenship
Photo by Lori Dorchak - Chile in the south Last week we reported the fact that we have seen a degree of tightening of requirements for residency and citizenship in South America as more and more expats seek residency here. We heard further this week from Brad from Paraguay, a contributor to Four Flags Journal, who expanded for us on the subject as ...
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