That old controversy about the difference between an ex-pat and an immigrant resurfaced on the newly re-branded Ex-Pats Living in Guatemala page yesterday (now redacted).
The literature on this one is quite extensive and politically gnarly. In the UK we have non-doms as well, just to add to all the fun.
But in Guatemala, although these categories are necessarily fluid, I think it is clear that in the main an ex-pat is someone who is...
A) Wanted by the FBI, or..
B) On a 90-day tourist visa either working illegally or running a small business 'bajo agua', as they say here.
On a somewhat separate note, I recently crossed the border between Corozal and Chetumal and the process at Mexican customs was so utterly interminable that one Belizean wag was heard to quip 'We're not here to ask for asylum you know man!'