The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

December 4, 2016  
 
#2- The Decameron “all inclusive” Latin beach resorts revisited: Part 2
Considered to be the least expensive “all inclusive” first-world style resort package in the world that most first-world people have ever heard about. Today we’ll explore the how the sales reps sell you the club packages/plans and what to look out for and what will best serve your needs.
 
#2 Teaching or tutoring English in Latin America: can you really support yourself doing that? Some facts and tips on how to do so.
 
#3- Goodwill, Salvation Army and Vintage clothing stores; Do similar places exist in Latin America?
 
#4- Nine out of ten Latin lawyers are male: what do you expect from a macho society? Though things are changing with the upcoming generation of young adults, down here the professions have about the same gender mix as the USA did back in the 60’s and 70’s.
 
#5- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Just send an email to theexpatfiles@gmail.com or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
There are only 2 spots left so act now!!
 
#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You can now listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. The phone number is: 1-701-719-0893
 
#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a Plan B blueprint if you can’t get “boots on the ground” just yet and the next best way to get started without actually coming to Latin America yourself. At www.ExpatPlanB.com see the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.
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December 2, 2016  

#1- The Decameron “all inclusive” Latin beach resorts revisited: Part 1
Considered to be the least expensive “all inclusive” first-world style resort package in the world that no one’s ever heard about, today we’ll explore the options and show you the tricks on how to live like a king or queen all year round all on less than an average social security check. Each of the 50 plus Decameron destinations is like a small city-  an all inclusive mega-resort with an average of 500 available rooms.

#2 Castro bites the dust: So how are average Latin Americans taking the bad/good news?

#3- Trump’s victory: Latin Americans react

#4- Celebrity spotting in Latin America:
At first you think they all must have been coerced down for some do-gooder charity event or “save the children” PR stunts (like Pitt and Jolie). But surprisingly many come because they are actually clandestinely establishing their own “Plan B”. They know a good thing when they see it.

#5- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Just send an email to theexpatfiles@gmail.com or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
There are only 2 spots left so act now!!

#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You can now listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. The phone number is: 1-701-719-0893

#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a Plan B blueprint if you can’t get “boots on the ground” just yet and the next best way to get started without actually coming to Latin America yourself. At www.ExpatPlanB.com see the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.

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November 13, 2016  
#1- DUI’s and gringos in Latin America. What you should know if you get stopped for drinking and driving
 
#2 Trump and the present state of Latin high anxiety over his win:
As many Latin ‘on the street; roving reporters busily interview the nervious, ghostly faces of illegals on main street USA, gringos living in Mexico express worry and concern that there may be a coming backlash. Some worry about property confiscations as a retaliatory measure should millions of Mexican illegals get deported and the promised wall go up. Meanwhile, south of Mexico.. there is absolutely no sign or talk of such animosity as life in paradise goes on as usual.    
 
#3-For curious listeners- today you’ll hear a few things about me you've never heard before.
 
#4- Tens of thousands of gringo permanent residents in Mexico qualify for a Mexican passport and naturalization but never go down to immigration and apply for citizenship. They just keep renewing their residency cards. They should go for the Passport all means but somehow just don’t. Why is that?   
 
#5- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Just send an email totheexpatfiles@gmail.com or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance is very limited so act now.
 
#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. The  number for this service is: 1-701-719-0893
 
#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a Plan B blueprint for people who can’t get “boots on the ground” just yet. It’s the next best way to get started without coming to Latin America yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.
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November 11, 2016  

#1- What taxes do expat gringos generally have to pay to their new Latin country’s government thieves and scumbags?

#2 Latin countries “on the gringo tourist trail” try to adopt and often directly copy US tax systems and regs: another very good reason to avoid high tax Latin countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica Panama and just recently(and perhaps worst of all) Colombia.

#3- Today we have a stark Colombian “boots on the ground” story from a gringo resident of 8 years. Though happily married to a Colombian girl, he tells a story that will make you think twice about setting up your “Plan B” in that country.

#4- Words and phrases like “Sale”, “VIP”, “Black Friday” and other gringo-isms are in common use in Latin America. Latin gringo wananbees use them over and over, not having a clue as to what the words and phrases really mean.

#5- Thoughts on having car insurance in Latin America

#6- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Just send an email to theexpatfiles@gmail.com or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance is very limited so act now.

#7. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. The  number for this service is: 1-701-719-0893

#8- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” designed for people wanting their own Plan “B” but can’t get “boots on the ground” just yet. It’s the next best way to get started on your Plan “B” and coming down yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.

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November 6, 2016  


#1- Latin street fairs and amusement parks. Are the rides safe for you and your family? Well maybe, but then that’s part of the fun and thrill isn’t it.

#2- Latin Zoos are very bad 1st world copies- they are really just stupid govt displays that ostensibly promote a 3rd world country’s progress and pride but almost always end in sadness and tragedy for the poor suffering animals.

#3- Latins and their abused, neurotic and tormented pets- 95% of Latins  don’t deserve to have pets and most would be in court for animal abuse if 1st world standards were applied.

#4- Latin roadways and road designs appear to have been designed by schizophrenic morons with photo-shopped civil engineer diplomas

#5-A very scary email from an expat German listener. You won’t hear this stuff anywhere else.

#6- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Just send an email to theexpatfiles@gmail.com or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance will be very limited so act now.

#7. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. The  number for this service is: 1-701-719-0893

#8- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” designed for people wanting their own Plan “B” but can’t quite manage to get “boots on the ground”. It may be the best way to get started on your Plan “B” and the next best thing to coming down yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.

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November 4, 2016  

#1- Short term rentals and Air B&B’s in Latin America Part 2:

#2- Discussing the hundreds of Latin herbal and natural medicines and the product claims:

#3- Latin American Health Departments and a thing called ‘cuello”

#4- The Spanish language has about 1/3 less descriptive words than the English language but the Latins (much like Italians )make up for it with  hand gestures and body language. Today we have some examples...

#5-No prescriptions are necessary at most Latin American drug stores. With such easy drug availability, why aren’t the Latin masses addicted to what we call “schedule” prescription drugs? Well, they just aren’t and that flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

#6 -Venezuela- more crazy stories just now leaking out.

#7 More reasons why Argentina is not recommend as a permanent Plan B destination: Today’s “boots on the ground” story highlights that country’s currency controls in action and why we all should own physical gold and/or silver and take physical possession wherever we are.

#8- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Send an email to theexpatfiles@gmail.com or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance will be very limited so act now.

#9. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893

#10- Check out Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” designed for people contemplating their own Plan “B” but can’t quite manage to get “boots on the ground”. It may be the best way to get started on your Plan “B” and the next best thing to coming down yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.

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October 30, 2016  
#1- A Nicaragua Update:
There are some damaging events going on in right now that will affect Nicaragua quite negatively starting in 2017. These developments don’t bode well for Expats living there or planning to move there  
 
#2- Gringos and Expats to avoid:
Closer to the tourist trail, you’ll soon meet gringos and Expats that will grate on you and rub you the wrong way. You will not want to be their friends when you realize they are part of a larger problem. So then, what makes so many gringos and gringas on or near the tourist trail so instantly unlikable and even repulsive? Listen today and find out..
 
#3- The basic truths about hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes in Latin America:
Today we discuss natural disasters Latin style, and what Expat gonnabes and wannabees need to know.
 
#4-Have a personal consult session with Johnny- Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and I’ll help you sort out your own specific Latin American “Plan B”. Just send an email to: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
 
#5- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. To get in on the Early-bird list email: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
Attendance will be very limited so do act now.
 
#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893
 
#7- Check out Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” designed for people contemplating their own Plan “B” but can’t quite afford to get “boots on the ground” or can’t attend an “Expat Insider” Seminar in Latin America. Its a great way to get started on your Plan “B” and the next best thing to coming down yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for three  video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.
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October 28, 2016  

#1- Exploring Expat Business Ideas: today we discuss some of the best ways to find beautifully crafted locally made products that you can buy then export, market or sell using Ebay, Amazon or your own website.

#2- Today we have an actual “boots in the ground” example of how I inadvertently found three excellent, locally hand-crafted products for well under $10 dollars each retail:
No doubt they will be a hit with first-world buyers at 4 times that price. These three items are ready as is to be featured on a nice website or on Amazon(you can see them on this show posted my YouTube channel). With boots on the ground you should be able to locate many other excellent local products just ripe for exportation.

#3- AGEXPORT is an exporter’s and businessman’s association located in Guatemala- its somewhat like the Rotary Club but much more:
All Latin countries have similar export organizations that offer many related classes and seminars related to import/export rules regs and procedures. They can provide answers to your own product import/export questions and can supply all the info and contacts you might need in such a business. For example, if you want to export products to the USA or Europe  you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Unfortunately the classes and info are almost always in Spanish.

#4-Consult with Johnny- Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and I’ll help you sort out your own specific Latin American “Plan B”. Just send an email to: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#5- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. To get in on the Early-bird list email: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance will be very limited so do act now.

#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893

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October 26, 2016  

#1- Why do so many Gringo Expat con-artists home in on newbee gringo arrivals? Gringo con artists were newbees once upom a time too and know exactly to take advantage of a green gringo’s innocence, blind enthusiasm and a trusting nature. Besides, they speak Spanish and know that YOU don’t. Thankfully its difficult for those creeps to survive “off “ the gringo tourist trail.

#3- Why are do Expat gringo men outnumber Expat gringa women by about TWO to ONE? Well its not so much because ladies aren’t as adventureous or they’re more unsure of the prospect of establishing a “Plan B” than men….

#4- When 3rd world Air B&B experiences go south: It’s the subject of today’s true “boots on the ground” story

#5- How to save a ton of money on building supplies if you decide to build remodel or add on to your Latin American property(s)

#6- Trump is more infamous in Latin American than you think.
He’s actually rates having his own pinata. Its now all the fashion at parties to bash him and then put his paper carcass to the torch. So then where’s the Hillary pinata? I asked at the pinata store and they’re aint none…

#5-Consult with Johnny- Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and I’ll help you sort out your own specific Latin American “Plan B”. Just send an email to: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#6- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. To get in on the Early-bird list email: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance will be very limited so do act now.

#7. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893

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October 23, 2016  


#1- How and where can a Gringo/Expat buy and sell gold, silver and precious metals in Latin America? Where can one get the best deals and prices? What’s the retail price spread versus the spot price? What are the reporting requirements if any?

#2- Bicycling in Latin America:
If bicycling is your hobby you’ll want to know about safety, riding trails, clubs to join, repair shops, the selection of bike brands, parts, accessories, etc., etc.

#3- The Netflix situation in Latin America:

#4-Consult with Johnny- Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and I’ll help you sort out your own specific Latin American “Plan B”. Just send an email to: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#5- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. To get in on the Early-bird list email: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
or click on this link: http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-anuary-2017-latin-american-insider-seminar/
Attendance will be very limited so do act now.

#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893

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