Living as a Retired Immigrant in Cuenca, Ecuador and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

  • Johanna Silbersack
  • Philip D. SloaneEmail author
  • Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 27)


With minimal internet sleuthing, it is possible to uncover extensive communities composed of persons of retirement age comparing notes, advice, and news from countries and cities within the global South, including destinations in Spain, Thailand, South America, Mexico, Malta, and others. Veritable fountains of local information, primarily from the retired expatriates’ perspectives, can be found by visiting sites like Gringo Post, an online forum for retirees in Ecuador, or Atención San Miguel, a bilingual, weekly newspaper set in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna Silbersack
    • 1
  • Philip D. Sloane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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