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

September 27, 2013  
-Pencil in your calendar for this coming January. That’s when my next Expat Wisdom Seminar event is scheduled, “off the gringo tourist trail” (naturally). Right now I’m still setting up the program and fine tuning the particulars and this time we’ll be starting the adventure on Sunday Jan 19th and ending late Thursday night the 23rd. If you plan on attending please email me at or and I’ll be sure to send you the full details.
-Bolivia has always been a nice, cheap, laid-back off the tourist trail destination for expats... until it’s profile was lifted by the likes of Itl. Living and some of the other expat retirement rags. However, the country's populist president Evo Morales continues to have his trouble with strikes and protests from the masses whenever he makes a move and now he’s having trouble again after he rammed through a hard-handed mining law designed as a sort of land give-back to poor indigenous folks but instead has only resulted in scaring off potential foreign investors.       
-Wanabees, gonnabees and fresh green expats “off the tourist trail” always want to know how long it will take for their Spanish chops to kick-in in a meaningful way. You’ll be surprised when I mention how hard it is to predict something like that. Believe it or not, many of us expats never get beyond the 3rd or 4th grade Spanish level, which seems to be just fine with some of us as long as we can make ourselves understood to the locals. The problem is, once we’re generally understood many of us hit a linguistic brick wall and never seem to improve. Latins are way too polite to correct us!
-There are multiple complications associated with buying your wife or girlfriend a car… and it doesn’t matter if the lady is Latina or a gringa expat. Here’s why...             
“AN EXPAT’S GUIDE TO FIRST-WORLD  HEALTHCARE IN LATIN AMERICA”, That’s the name of my long awaited free report and it’s finally finished and available for a time at Grab a copy and than compare how 21st century Latin American healthcare stacks up to your Heathcare in the states. Read it and weep! And remember the report is free(at least for now).
 -For all of you curious about how our last Expat Wisdom seminar in June went down…  two of our attendees, Deane and Heather, put together a great 10 min slideshow/audio clip with some very cool visuals. Now you can see what it was like (and what you missed) as we all trucked around with our “boots on the ground” Just go to and click on the “slideshow” link.   
   -Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a private consultation 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.
-And while you’re at don’t forget to pick up your free reports! 
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