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

October 12, 2014  
The latest on banks and banking in Latin America- Part 2:
Learn how to find a good, stable Latin bank along with some tips on how to use short term US dollar bank CD’s in Latin banks to your best advantage.  
-There is an active Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) conundrum in Latin America: It turns out that the average Latin person’s got a schizophrenic love/hate relationship going with the whole conquistado- invasion scenario. Even as educated and enlightened Latinos proudly beam while telling you how their veins are overflowing with noble Spanish blood; the truth is that deep down, many Latin people understand that Columbus was really a serial rapist, pillager and genocidal destroyer. You might say today's Latin American societyis in denial about denial. (now wouldn’t that make a great T-shirt! "Don't mind me: I'm denying denial" )   
-An update on the cracks that are now appearing in the Latin American real estate bubble. It won’t be long now before the whole thing unravels and tremendous bargains start to hit the market … stay tuned for further late breaking news .       
About my January 2015, Expat Wisdom- Latin American Insider’s Seminar. Be sure to check out the latest off-the-tourist-trail, boots-on-the-ground, fast-track experience for those who are looking for the newest version of the American Dream “south of the border”. Just go to then click on the Latin American Seminar link at the top left on the main page for complete details.  
-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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