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

October 26, 2014  
The do’s and don’ts of dog ownership in Latin America Part 2. What are the best type of time-tested pet and guard dog combinations or Expats in Latin America? How do bad boy criminals, thieves and no-good-nicks respond to certain dog breeds?
-If you have a big scary looking dog with big teeth like a Rottweiler or Doberman, here are some simple tips on how to get your terrified cleaning lady and/or gardener acclimated to him quickly (and vice versa), while still keeping your hired help wary enough to have a healthy respect for your dog.
-What you really should know about Latin America veterinarians: yes there are many very good ones, and even the many large animal and horse doctors are very good and very very inexpensive(though a bit rustic). But do beware. There are a class of vets you want to want to keep your pet and your wallet away from…
-A discussion on home security, and types of yard fences.       
-Because of the hard water mineral content of so many Latin drinking water supplies, there has been some interesting speculation that it may contribute to the spike in the incidence of kidney stones in Latin America. Yes, kidney stones are on the rise all over the world, but it doesn’t look to be due to the water at all. There are simple ways to combat and avoid them.    
WILL YOU HAVE A "PLAN B" WHEN THE EXCREMENT HITS THE VENTILATOR? Be sure to check out my latest off-the-tourist-trail, boots-on-the-ground, fast-track experience in Central America. Come to my week-long, January 2015 seminar and see how to formulate your own Plan B. Come down and find out how you can live an extraordinary good life in Latin America on a simple Social Security check. For complete details just go to then click on the Latin American Seminar link at the top left on the main page
-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, you and I can talk about your situation one on one.
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