Would you leave your country behind because you hated the politics?

Victoria left the US for good after the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Now she lives in, and is a citizen of, Mexico.

Victoria left the US for good after the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Now she lives in, and is a citizen of, Mexico.

“If Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister I’m leaving the country.”

“If the Federal Government raises the price of alcohol again I’m moving overseas.”

These quotes could be attributed to a lot of people in Australia. Although I’ve heard the words many times over, I’ve never met anyone who has followed through on their promise. Well I hadn’t until last week.

Victoria Ryan lives in Mexico. She was born in Surfer’s Paradise during World War 2, moved to New Mexico where she grew up, and then left the country for good in 1993.

She left after the United States invaded Iraq, fed up with American politics she carved out a new life for herself in Mexico and became a citizen.

I met her in the Mexican seaside town of Rio Nexpa where she told me more of her fascinating story …

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