My feeling is that it is a better place than the USA, not just cheaper. The events of this century, esp since 2008, makes me realized that the US government is all for big banks big business lobbysts, not fairness or ordinary folks. I am checking out Uruguay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay It is a very safe stable country with good weather. Seems it is run by common sense. Every school child given a free laptop and free internet access - 1st country in the world to do so in 2009. http://www.boomersabroad.com/destinations/90-uruguay/979-10-reasons-to-retire-in-uruguay.html I am already tempted by the food. http://www.google.com/search?q=urug...XEojGsAOjtOD_Bg&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=1360&bih=630 So far I am reading on the little country online. I would really appreciate any info if you have there this century or if you have family/friends living there. Thanks a lot.