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

February 22, 2015  
-Expat Eddie rides again: today he tells another “It can only happen in Latin America” story- how he was recently shot by the security guard at his own restaurant … one of Eddie’s own employees!  
-An upscale fashionable Colombian insider, a so-called “guy in the know” tells a strange tale of how and why that country’s fashion industry has split into two separate, and decidedly unequal, classes… and how both factions pretty much despise each other.
-From the “you’re never a hero in your own home town” department:
This one takes the cake!… did you know that in Medellin, Colombia they have turned the home of the world’s most notorious (and long dead) drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, into a tourist shrine? Yes, you can go there yourself and get a “Scarface” T-shirt, or sit on his $100000 Harley. Do check out Colombia’s own tasteless answer to Graceland.
-Loan Sharks in Latin America: Part 1
-A few words about the ubiquitous used clothing stores called pacas that permeate practically all of Latin America
SEMINAR NOTICE: If you’re interested in attending my next week-long Expat Wisdom seminar in Latin America, to get the early bird discount, send an email to or If there is enough interest, the next one will likely take place in July of 2015.       
-Do follow the link on the main page at to schedule a private phone, Skype or Mumble consult with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, we can talk about your situation one on one.
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