An American immigrant looks out over Cuenca
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Cuenca - Ecuador's paradise for immigrant pensioners?

In the last four years the city of Cuenca in Ecuador has experienced an influx of pensioners from parts of the developed world such as the USA and Canada.

It follows coverage in a number of international magazines praising it for its beauty and low cost of living.

Although the newcomers have fuelled a construction boom, some Cuencanos fear they are inflating property prices and are upset at being priced out of the market.

Lara Plitt reports.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Matias Zibell.

  • 11 Jan 2013
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