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Jul
6
Dan Alvarez

Marc Faber Global Outlook Video A Must Watch

Marc Faber has been one of the best trend forecasting economists of the past couple of decades. He recently delivered a one hour long presentation in which he discussed the global economic outlook. In the video he points out many global trends that investors and regular citizens should consider including: Growing importance of developing nations, many of which are in Latin America, the most notable...
Jun
16
Dan Alvarez

Brazil Accounts for Half of Latin American Internet Users

According to www.internetworldstats.com, Brazil accounts for 72 million out of 143 million internet users in South America. If you were to include all Latin American countries, including the ones in Central America and the Caribbean the total number of Internet users is 182 million total Latin American Internet users, bringing Brazil’s share of Internet user sin Latin America to a whopping 40%. What...
Jun
14
Dan Alvarez

Brazil’s Economy Surges 9 Percent

While the U.S. and other developed economies struggle through these tough times with bailouts, and low interest rates from central banks, the economies which are leading the world in recovery are developing nations like China and Brazil. Brazil recently reported growth of 9% in it’s economy. The forecast for the first quarter of 2010 was growth of 6.5%, but Brazil’s booming economy surged past...
Mar
26
Dan Alvarez

$1 Million Doesn’t Cut It for Retirement Or Does It?

There was a recent article posted Yahoo Finance explaining how much it may cost the younger generations to retire in the United States. Not to long ago, it was accepted that $1 million dollars would have been enough for retirement. However recent data is now showing that that estimate has doubled, even tripled. In other words, you may need to be a multi-millionaire in order to retire in the United States...
Feb
4
Dan Alvarez

Get Your Money Out Of Dollars

Here at escapetolatinamerica.net we know that not everyone that reads our blog will be willing to relocate outside of the United States, but even if you plan on sticking it out in the United States you should highly consider at least getting your saving, and any money that you can out of dollar denominated assets. The U.S. government has today accumulated the largest national debt in history. Many of the...
Jan
25
Dan Alvarez

The Inside Scoop On Retirement To Medellin

There’s a lot of cities and countries being mentioned for retirement, but one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America, Medellin seems to always be kept off the list. I’ve visited Medellin on many occasions, and each time I come back the city never ceases to impress me. Although the cost of living has gone up a bit, it’s still very affordable compared to the Costa Rica’s and...
Jan
21
Dan Alvarez

Are we “unpatriotic?”

Thomas Jefferson and the “pursuit of happiness” The truth is, there has never been a better time to leave the United States in the country‚Äôs history. Each day, more and more Americans are waking up to this sad reality. A few are actually leaving the country and retiring to countries where the cost of living is dirt cheap. Many are realizing they can live like millionaires in other countries!...

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