Should gringos assimilate if they live in Latin America? Aren’t they bad people if they don’t speak Spanish, don’t learn anything about the new country, have any interest in the culture or travel off the tourist path?
In what context is it appropriate and inappropriate for a gringo to use Spanish slang in Latin America?
Just bringing home a certain consideration before moving to Latin America: have you considered relocating to another area of your own country first? Just a suggestion.
After all, who would want to live in Guatemala? GuateBUENA sounds better! Jokes aside, here we discuss the contradiction some see in the expat life where one prefers living in a society with less government regulation but continually faces societal problems that they see a government being able to fix.