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For Foreigners and Locals Alike, Beware of Catfishing Schemes-and Worse-On Dating Apps in Latin America

Cristobal Fredes, our esteemed editor here at Contxto, used the popular Bumble application in Santiago, Chile. Billed as a more low-key dating app than the industry leader Tinder, the Austin, TX-based Bumble has made headway in many Latin American countries. Unlike its more notorious rival, women have the first move and must initiate conversations; Fredes […]

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Regulation of Airbnb by the Mexican Government Speaks to the Impact on Housing in the Capital

As in much of the world, housing costs in Mexico City’s most desirable neighborhoods have skyrocketed in recent years. The pandemic, which led to both high inflation rates and an influx of USD-earning digital nomads, has only exacerbated this housing affordability crisis. According to the New York Times, median rent prices surged from 800 USD […]