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

September 20, 2013  
-Part II of how new expats fare when jumping head-first into niche business start-ups.
-Stumbling around south of the boarder with “boots on the ground”, many new expats create little niche businesses or two based on a definite need or shortage of a product or service that they notice. The funny thing is that many expats dive right into the game head first and do quite well in spite of the fact that they start out knowing next to nothing about the new venture.
-And here’s Part II of the recent story of the expat in Nicaragua who started a successful organic coconut oil business by contracting local residents and creating a home-based co-op with them.
- How PC are Latins? Are they as PC and sensitive about certain social themes as first world people? Do they get called out by others when they make a social faux pax? What are the socially sensitive PC issues for Latins if any? Well, you’d be surprised to know that being PC is just not on the radar yet with the Latin locals. Its that first-world lag time effect again…
-A few choice words about the Latin use of the somewhat all-encompassing term “Gringo”. Here are some common rules about how Latins generally use that term “Gringo”. And note there are some surprising exceptions to their unwritten rules.
-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”, That’s 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 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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