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Re: Help! Depending on your help.

I've never sailed in South America but I have ridden a motorcycle through a big chunk of it. Argentina and Chile are the closest you'll find to a first world country. A fellow traveler described Argentina as a first world country at third world prices. Probably not too relevant for a sailor but in parts of Argentina near the Andes you could think that you were still in Switzerland.

If you're looking for drunken debauchery, I would highly recommend Brazil.

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Columbia and Panama. Ecuador is pretty tough going so I hear.

I have sailed Argentina to mar del Plata. There to Uraguay it meant to be good.

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Cartagena would probably be nice for you.
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From everything I've read and from a few folks I've met and talked to who have been there, Uruguay is the country to immigrate to in SA. Absolutely immigrant friendly, to the point one not even need to leave the country to change one's immigration status, as one must do in most countries of the world. Sailing is supposed to be pretty good there, with a lot of river sailing and some very interesting coastal cruising from Uruguay south or north to Brazil.
When I was researching it, one could apparently sail in, get the proper immigration status and be operating one's boat as a charter boat with little or no hassles or fees fairly easily.

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