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

July 25, 2014  
From the “be careful what you wish for department”: The Nicaragua Canal- PART I.
Lots of emails and questions are coming in about the new proposed canal to be built through Nicaragua. Some gringos, expat wannabees and gonnabees think it might be a golden once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set up a gringo business of some sort and shovel in the riches. Many are thinking of moving down near one of the canal’s mega-construction areas. After all, experts estimate that the construction of the thing will employ anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 workers (but then again, how can experts quote such huge spreads, duh?). So today the discussion hits on some little known reasons why people in the know have grave doubts as to whether the project will ever getting finished. True, most feel with Chinese backing, it will likely get rolling, but many feel it will never get finished… and for many good reasons.  
- Did you know that many of the large Latin based sugar cane plantations are completely self-sufficient, petroleum free and off the grid? Here's what they're doing... 
-All over Latin America, classes and seminars on alcohol and biodiesel production are being offered regularly by Brazilian experts in the field (Brazil sets the world's best bio-fuel example since it imports no petroleum for fuel). Here’s an update on Latin American biodiesel and alcohol production, as well as another great low-budget gringo business idea whose time has come.
-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, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one.
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