In the past year, El Salvador has experienced a steep drop in homicides, unseen since the end of the 1980s civil war. What’s happened? Since… Read More »El Salvador’s Murder Rate is Down 59% from 2019. Good for Tourism and Salvadorans.
Last week, the US State Department downgraded Costa Rica from Level 1 to Level 2 on its Travel Advisory. A country with a Level 1… Read More »Is Costa Rica Safe Enough To Travel To In 2020?
Pretty much every visitor to Guatemala asks the question “is Guatemala City safe or not?” Local resident Nestor Quixtan says it’s not as bad as… Read More »Is Guatemala City Safe? (And Which Parts Should I Visit And/Or Avoid?)
Whether you’re researching a potential move or planning a vacation, you may have questions about safety in Belize. San Ignacio expat Cathi Bray discusses some… Read More »Should I Be Concerned About Health And Safety In Belize?
Are you thinking of relocating to Guatemala? Guatemala City-based economist Nestor Quixtan advises you to learn a little about the Guatemala housing market before you… Read More »A Few Words About The Guatemala Housing Market
Updated February 14, 2021. Statistics matter and how statistics are presented matter. Here we talk about how the Costa Rica murder rate in 2020 compares… Read More »A Few Words About The Costa Rica Murder Rate (Updated For 2020)
I’ll go right out on a limb and say this. Costa Rica is a xenophobic country and I have a serious issue with that. It’s… Read More »How Big An Issue Is Xenophobia In Costa Rica?
In some sense all civil insurrection, like politics, is local. So I write about the civil insurrection around Diriamba where I live and avoid broad,… Read More »Crisis In Nicaragua: A View From The Neighborhood
Thinking of moving abroad as a single woman? Don’t be put off! In this article, Cathi Bray meet three single women in Belize now living… Read More »Meet Three Expat Women In Belize Living The Single Life
After almost three years of living and driving in Nicaragua, I finally got in a car accident. My parents are in town, so I seized… Read More »Driving In Nicaragua – My First Accident