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

September 8, 2013  
-If you’re a health conscious person, you’ll definitely be looking for an outlet or store to buy your extra virgin olive and cold-pressed coconut oil. Sure that stuff’s available but you’ll really need to hear what I have to say before you shell out any dough on the usual suspects you find on the shelves down here.   
-As the world becomes more and more PC, even the term “3rd world” is becoming somewhat off limits especially in government circles and with so-called liberal leaning folks. Lately I’ve been told by certain Christian “do-gooder” folks that instead of saying“3rd world” I should be saying “developing world” because it has fewer negative connotations. A “3rd world country” conjures up images of corruption, poverty and general chaos, whereas a “developing country” denotes a kinder, gentler place that’s bent on pulling itself up by the bootstraps (like North Korea maybe?)      
-In Latin America more and more businesses, agencies, stores, health clubs, phone companies, landlords, etc., ask for copies of ID and other docs to do business with them. But smart expats only give up their real IDs when absolutely necessary. Most expats don’t want to be on any lists at all and keep off the radar by using little white lies and misinformation(hurray for them!). And here’s how some of the clever ones do it…
-Here we lay out another great, very-low cost, business idea for any new expat looking to set up shop. An exceptional product already exists down here but no one has picked up the ball yet. And like I’ve said before, Latins overlook the basic details and are very short on organizational skills… and that’s just what expats bring to the table ...
-The real estate bubble (I’ve been mentioning for a while now) is cracking around the edges. Here’s a little update on my recent visit in the apartment rental trenches…          
-If you’re interested in getting in the waiting list for an Expat Wisdom Seminar (probably in January) just send an email ( and I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop
“AN EXPAT’S GUIDE TO FIRST-WORLD  HEALTHCARE IN LATIN AMERICA”, is the name of my long awaited free report. It’s finally finished and will be available for a time at Grab a copy and than compare how 21st century Latin American healthcare stacks up to your Healthcare 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! 
Share | Download(Loading)