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View Poll Results: What Latin American city would you prefer?
Bogota 6 6.06%
Mexico City 3 3.03%
Buenos Aires 31 31.31%
Caracas 0 0%
Havana 2 2.02%
Santo Domingo 2 2.02%
Sao Paulo 6 6.06%
Managua 0 0%
Guatemala City 0 0%
San Juan 7 7.07%
Santiago 4 4.04%
Lima 4 4.04%
Quito 0 0%
Cartagena 0 0%
Rio de Janeiro 10 10.10%
Panama City 5 5.05%
San Jose(Costa Rica) 4 4.04%
Salvador 2 2.02%
La Paz 0 0%
Asuncion 1 1.01%
Cordoba 0 0%
Vera Cruz 0 0%
Port-au-Prince 2 2.02%
Other 10 10.10%
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Ramona, San Diego County, CA
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I vote other. I would live in San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Several good "others" would be Medellin, Manaus, and Viña del Mar (Valparaiso).
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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I used to work with a guy from Bogota. He made it sound like Heaven on earth. Always a little cool and windy, beautiful women, and that sort of thing.

I'd pick there or Buenos Aires. If a place has a lot of Germans and Italians it can't be that bad.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:02 AM
 
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Buenos Aires gave me some of the best times of my life thus far.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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I would like to live in Fortaleza, Brazil... No, wait, I live in Fortaleza already!

Hmmm... If I had to choose another city to live... Natal or João Pessoa, both in Brazil.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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I currently live in Panama (have for 2 years now), and have traveled all over LA. I personally think that Panama is a really great country to live in. It's growing extraordinarily, and there is a lot of opportunities for foreigners. It is not quite as developed as, for example Santiago, but it is certainly on it's way and there's opportunity to grow with it. You can live with most of the luxuries and goods that you get in NA, while enjoying the ease of life as LA. Prices are affordable, there's beaches, mountains, forests, and a wonderful history... while having Law 41 allows for a number of multinationals and more opportunities to foreigners for finding jobs. Overall, I think that it's a good mix of LA and NA, and is very easy to adapt to as a North American.

That being said, my husband and I are still in our mid-20s and don't yet have children. We are aware there is some lacking in the education system, with only one true international school. This is unfortunately still a major gap, but with the changes Martinelli has been implementing, hopefully he tackles that one as well.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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I've never been to Latin America but I've always fancied visiting Santiago for no better reason than it looks interesting and is quite close to some fantastic skiing territory. Not sure what it'd be like to live in though.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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@ Nikita : I'm very much interested in retring later on in Panama (I'm turning 56, my wife 62); specifically Boquete : do you know that town? and what is "NA" and who is Martinelli?
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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@ Nikita : I'm very much interested in retring later on in Panama (I'm turning 56, my wife 62); specifically Boquete : do you know that town? and what is "NA" and who is Martinelli?
Sorry for the late reply! I just saw this now!!!

NA is North America and Martinelli is the President of Panama.

Boquete is absolutely beautiful. You will find many retirements communities and retirees there, and it is one of the few places where English is spoken quite widely in Panama.

The only downfall right now is that you will need to fly in Panama City (PTY airport), and either take a flight from the local airport- Albrook- to the city of David which is under an hour, and drive about 30-45 minutes up to David... or drive from PTY to Boquete which can be upwards of 4 hours (never driven myself).

This is apparently being rectified, and the airport expansion in David is in talks.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Rio in a heartbeat
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