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

February 16, 2018  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #734- FRI, FEB 16- (02-16-2018):
#1- The gringo “sucker” setup:
A short primer on how some fresh new gringo expats literally set themselves up to be gouged and/or ripped off.
#2- A few words about so- called Latin “Helicopter” Schools
If you recall, they’re high-end private k-12 schools that generally have a few real USA trained gringo teachers (a typical low-paying but enjoyable, fall back gringo employment opportunity). Did you know that many of these schools are not just 100% bi-lingual but 100% tri-lingual?
#3- Given that by our standards most Latins are quite poor and less educated, and for some of us expats and gringos it’s a special conundrum as to why so many Latin grade school kids are still so very polite, civil and respectful of other people and their property. You might assume it should be just the opposite....
#4- Latinos have a high school drop-out rate that’s severe, and there’s an epidemic of illiteracy and semi-literacy in older Latin adults
#5 –BEWARE of cocky gringo and expat know-it-alls. They’re a dime a dozen on the gringo tourist trail. Yes, the show can be amusing but….  
#6- Captain Mango gets snookered by another crazy Latin superstition,
#7- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by first downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at:
#8- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the intro video to the course now at  
#9- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look. 
#10- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at:   
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