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19 May
Seminario Park (Iguanas Park) and Metropolitan Cathedral in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Why The Ecuador Residency Requirements Are The Easiest In The World

Important news from Ecuador… This country’s residency program just got better. Under new regulations that took effect March 10, 2022, Ecuador’s residency program qualifies as one of the best in the world… And one of the easiest paths to citizenship. Here are the highlights… Ecuador offers a temporary resident visa to start, from which you […]

25 Apr
Caribbean old city street, church, independence square, tropical plants, palm tree, mountain view, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 9 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2022

About 28% of all American expats living abroad live in Mexico. A big reason for this is that Mexico has one of the world’s easiest immigration programs. The process begins at the Mexican consulate in your home country. Amounts vary consulate to consulate, but qualifying for temporary residency through economic solvency requires an average minimum […]

02 Dec
Ecuador Cuenca drone view of the square and the church of San Blas in a sunny day

How And Why To Obtain Ecuadorean Citizenship

Other than for random, one-off real estate investment opportunities, Ecuador has never been high on my list of top offshore destinations. This country is more a great budget lifestyle choice than a place to think about planting an offshore flag… with one important and notable exception. Obtaining Ecuadorean citizenship is notably easy… as long as […]

18 Nov
Green field of potato crops in a row

Investing In Productive Land To Prepare For Coming Food Shortages

A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine calls out the danger to food security created by an overweight global population. Larger bodies require more energy even when sitting still. The global population is expected to grow by 1.9 billion people between now and the year 2050. The added strain on the […]

20 Feb
salinas beach town in ecuador

Investing In Beachfront And City Real Estate In Ecuador

Latin Beauties And A Police Shoot-out I traveled to Ecuador for the first time in 1999. This was before the country dollarized. The sucre fell from about 7,000 to the U.S. dollar to 24,000 to the U.S. dollar that year. Meantime, El Niño had devastated Ecuador's coastal regions, contributing to the economic chaos. Chaos breeds [...]
09 Sep
View of tropical beach in Nicaragua

Our Official List Of The World’s Easiest Residency Programs

5 Best Places To Establish Backup Residency Right Now This is primarily a lifestyle event; the focus is on where and how to live or retire overseas. However, the number of people at this year’s event asking questions about opportunities for backup residencies and second citizenships is significant… many more than at any other Retire [...]
25 Mar
Quito in Ecuador aerial view

Why I’m Looking Closely At Ecuador’s Real Estate Potential

After 20 Years, Ecuador’s Finally Got My Attention Ecuador has come a long way since my first visit in 1999. On my earliest visits and for some time thereafter, I used the term "Fourth World" to describe the country's infrastructure. The Quito airport was conveniently located in the middle of the city but a nightmarish [...]