I've been looking for an alternative to transferring funds internationally. Where I live, Paypal is not accepted and can't be linked to one's bank account. However, as I work online, I receive some of my payments via paypal. I can spend those earnings online but I can't withdraw them to my current account. Whenever I reach the $500 mark, I send the money via paypal to a friend in the USA, who then transfers it to me via international bank transfer. But it's a costly affair. I would like to know if any of you could suggest a more economical way of making a money transfer from the USA to Latin America.