Expat South America News
Latest 10 news items tagged South America
24 Aug at 6 PM 2016
As the UK’s Financial Conduct Agency continues to warn retirees of pension transfer frauds, recently uncovered data reveals the worst world-wide locations for expat financial scams.
The data shows UK retiree pension savers are now at even more risk of being scammed out of their savings by unscrupulous, often illegally working financial advised lurking in favourite expat destinations. Global scams are now big business for fraudsters, egged on by pension liberation and even by Brexit’s predicted financial uncertainties.
16 Aug at 6 PM 2016
As a welcome change from surveys listing the most expensive, cheapest, prettiest, friendliest and safest of the world’s expat destinations, here’s a list of the most dangerous places to visit.
The plethora of expat surveys come in all shapes and sizes and often contradict each other in the same week, giving would-be expats a confusing picture of options rather than helping them make a decision which might affect the rest of their lives. However, the latest survey to emerge should appeal to adventurous expats, as it lists the most...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2016
The dream of a lifetime has come true for Abu Dhabi resident expats Norman Labbe and Susan Ward.
Thanks to their multicultural experience of living in Abu Dhabi, Norman and Susan were two of only 10,000 foreign volunteers to be accepted for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The election process was, they admit, arduous, and took a full two years of endless form filling, language tests, background checks, a group Skype interview and online courses. Finally, they were interviewed together with five other international applicants in order to...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016
A new survey has identified the best places for expats dependent on their reasons for emigrating.
Expats leave their home countries for a variety of reasons, including the need to take their careers further, the wish to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit or a wish to find the most suitable place to retire. The one thing they all have in common is that they feel stuck and unfulfilled in their present situations, but finding the best place settle can be a challenge, even in these technological days.
The survey analysed no fewer...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016
If the usual expat destinations have lost their appeal for the more adventurous British would-be emigrant, these five countries are well worth considering.
Over 5.5 million Britons are believed to be living, working or retiring overseas, with the most popular destinations being Spain, Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Great weather and cultural similarities are attractions in themselves, but for those who don’t want to be encased in a Little Britain scenario, there are other interesting choices out there.
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016
Female expats unprepared for this negative aspect of culture shock are experiencing sexism in a number of countries.
Nowadays, single women are as likely to emigrate either to further their careers or to retire as are men. However clued up they are to cultural differences and diversities in their new country, they’re often unprepared for the politically incorrect male chauvinism they’ve hardly ever experienced at home.
Photographer and writer Sheila Taylor left the UK for a two-year stint in Rio de Janeiro, expecting a fresh,...
23 Mar at 3 PM 2016
The entire international residential community in Brussels is in a state of shock following the deadly ISIS terrorist attack at the airport and Maelbeek Metro station.
Belgium’s capital city is a hub for expats from across the world due to its status as a major international political centre and home to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. As such, the threat from international terrorism has always existed, but no-one could have predicted with certainty the devastating explosions at Zaventem Airport and...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2016
Phuket-based expat Luke Richmond had a close call during the Row2Rio challenge when a huge cargo ship barrelled towards his team’s rowing boat.
Luke and his three team mates had undertaken the challenge of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from a base in Portugal to Brazil
in order to pay tribute to the world Olympic Games as well as raising donations for the Maacmillan Cancer Support charity. Late at night and some 1,500 kilometres into their 6,000 kilometre journey, they were rowing between the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria...
8 Mar at 6 PM 2016
A new arrival in the endless supply of surveys promoting the best expat havens is championing Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua as hot destinations for a healthy lifestyle.
The traditional image of beer-swilling, beach-lazing expat life doesn’t feature in the latest survey of popular expat destinations. Conducted on behalf of International Living as part of their annual Global Retirement Index, it recognises that would-be expats nowadays are as concerned about healthy living as they are about getting the best bang for their...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2015
The UAE has been named as the best place in the world for leading executives to relocate to, according to global research by professional online network LinkedIn.
LinkedIn found the oil-rich state attracted more young talent than anywhere else in the world, with 1.89 per cent of its total workforce being added to member profiles in 2014.
The study revealed that the leading source of professional talent arriving in the UAE was from India (28 per cent), while the UK, Pakistan, the US and Qatar completed the top five. Other Gulf states...