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

July 9, 2017  
 
#1- When gringo retirement plans in Latin America go awry: today’s “boots on the ground” story
 
#2- When and why gringos in Latin America just can’t assimilate (even a little) into Latin culture. We complain about Latins who bring their customs (good and bad) to the states while some of us gringos in Latin America do the same and can be just a stubborn  
 
#3-A tip for Newbee Expats: beware of friendly gringos who seem a bit too helpful, upbeat or nosy. They usually have something to sell or some pet project they are pushing and you just may have qualified as the next likely mark.  
 
#4-Latin Real Estate contracts and examples of what can happen if a contract is not satisfied
 
#5- Retired Americans living in Mexico weigh in on how the influx of millions of Expats and gringos have tainted their former paradise. Some say its as if they had the word “Sucker” tattooed on their foreheads
 
#6- Do you get mailings from International Living? A female listener tells how disappointed she was after attending an IL seminar in Latin America. 
 
#5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before (or after) getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course now at www.ExpatPlanB.com 
 
#6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel to see all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.
 
#7- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at www.TheNewExpat.com
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July 7, 2017  
 
#1- Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini- all infamous and despicable names from the past, right? Well not necessarily for citizens of South America. Those names and faces don’t always carry the negative images as we might expect. In fact some actually name their kids after these guys. Why? In part because Argentina’s Eva Peron and her husband Juan (presidents from 1946 and beyond) allowed Argentina to became a post war haven for over 10,000 Nazi war criminals, with explicit protection from Perón, as long as they brought along investments, gold and dough.
 
#2- The Latin “Anchor Baby” phenomena in reverse? Are kids born to US citizens in Latin countries awarded immediate and permanent citizenship there- as is the case with so called “Anchor Babies” born on US soil? In most cases yes, but with a few exceptions. Here are the details..  
 
#3-Changing your name legally in Latin America. Can it be done?
 
#4-Like it or not, eventually there will be an EMP attack or solar mass ejection raining down on the states. How will such catastrophic events affect people and electronic devices in Latin America? Here's the scoop...
 
#5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course now at www.ExpatPlanB.com 
 
#6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel to see all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.
 
#7- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at www.TheNewExpat.com
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July 2, 2017  
 
#1- TEN THINGS you need to know about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in Latin America. 
 
#2- What happens when Latin countries make cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin illegal, or prohibit their use as legal tender. Colombia has just done so , but in a typical schizophrenic idiot govt move they have also decided to tax bitcoin transactions at the usual VAT (IVA) tax rate it. Duh? They make it illegal but tax it anyway? Say what? How is that possible?
 
#3-Should expats get into cryptocurrencies? Definitely yes, but cautiously. If so which of the many types available now might be the best to hold or use to spend on goods, services, to settle debts and/or transfer funds? Which ones are most likely to have the most upside(or downside) potential?     
 
#4- MY NEXT EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR will be Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 in and around Guatemala, Central America.  Go to www.TheNewExpat.com and click on the seminar link.
 
#5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course now at www.ExpatPlanB.com 
 
#6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel to see all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.
 
#7- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at www.TheNewExpat.com
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