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2012

Claremont Colleges

Anthropology

Amenities migration

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Amenities Migration: A Case Study On The Retired Expatriate Community In Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador, Denise M. Bustamante May 2012

Amenities Migration: A Case Study On The Retired Expatriate Community In Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador, Denise M. Bustamante

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Immigration is not new to Ecuador. Beginning in the early 2000s, the amenities migration phenomenon gained popularity in Ecuador, especially in the UNESCO World Heritage Trust Site of Cuenca, located about five and a half hours south of Quito and four hours east of Guayaquil in the Andes Mountains. This study combines literary research on retirement migration and a case study on the retired expatriate community in Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador. The limited case study includes twelve in-depth interviews with retired expatriates living in Cuenca and nine interviews with Cuencanos that interact with retired expatriates daily. According to the expatriates, the ...