The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

April 13, 2012  

- When the next financial bubble blows, is it safer to be in the US, Latin America or neither?

-Are there any obvious signs of impending financial crash or collapse right now in Latin America? Well yes, there are always warning signs everywhere since most Latin economies and banking systems crash and burn every 5 or 10 years (with predictable regularity). They’re use to it and they cope.

-When hyperinflation hits (and it does with regularity down in some South American countries) how can the people possibly survive and eat without looting and rioting? When prices on everything DOUBLE every five DAYS (like they did in Brazil only 20 short years ago),what does that do to the average guy’s life, and what does it do to the businessman?

-What happens when Latins, with their never ending confidence in the US dollar confront the land-crazed Chinese, with their never ending supply of US T-bills and never ending desire for mineral rights and farmland?

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