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

November 15, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #905 FRI, NOV 15 (11-15-2019):

 

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

 

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

 

 #2- The unforgivable Sins of Google:

Realizing 95% of the unthinking masses of sheeple absolutely love Google and its auxiliary apps like Google translate, Chrome, maps and drive, and although people have come addicted to it like a drug, Google in no way exists as a benevolent friend eager help you. It is in fact as malignant and as evil as the US government itself. That’s why today, we'll give 101 very good reasons why you should drop Google like a hot turd and switch to one or more of the excellent alternatives.  

 

#3- How to take back your privacy by moving to Latin America:

Once your “Plan B” is initiated, you really do have a second chance at regaining a good measure of anonymity. So today we offer some tips on how to shrink your personal and internet footprint. 

 

#4- Using personal USD checks drawn on your US bank while in Latin America:

Hey, is that even possible? Well yes, sorta.....and here’s the dope on writing, receiving, processing and cashing USD personal checks way down in Latin America.

 

#5- Stem Cell treatments and therapies in Latin America revisited:

Today we have some late breaking dope on that fascinating subject.

 

#6- What’s a gringo supposed to do when his chosen Latin country arbitrarily changes the residency requirements in midstream?

Yes it happens. The changes are unpredictable, unannounced and usually a pain in the ass and there’s almost nothing you or your Latin lawyer can do about it. As for the procrastinators out there who continually whine about it, don’t forget I told ya so. In fact I’ve been harping about starting on that "Plan B" for something like 9 years now…. hmmm.. 

 

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

November 10, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #904 SUN, NOV 10 (11-10-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:
The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
 
#2- Latin Love, Romance, Dating and Mating:
Do Gringo/Latina and Gringa/Latino relationships really last? Will the conversation stall? What can you talk about with a Latin guy or gal that doesn’t speak English? Well, today we hit on the important things you really need to know about when dating a local guy or gal in Latin America
 
#3- Lost in Translation:
Some really crazy things can happens when certain key words and phrases are misinterpreted. You’ll see how and why in today’s first “boots on the ground“ story
 
#4- The downside of the Latin “Lag time Effect”:
Normally the Latin “lag time effect” is an extremely good for gringos. Its one of the reasons we excel in business and other endeavors. But there are a few downsides and unintended consequences you should be aware of …
 
#5- How American Movie and TV subtitles are having the negative effect of slowly “dubbing” (dumbing) down Latin Americans:
 
#6- A step by step guide on how to bribe bureaucrats at the Venezuelan embassy:
Today you’ll hear what happened when Johnny accompanied a beautiful Venezuelan lady as she attempted to get a replacement passport at the Venezuelan embassy in Panama. It’s an amazing and surreal "boots on the ground" story of the kind no one could possibly make up.

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

 

November 8, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #903 FRI, NOV 08 (11-08-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#2- Racism and Class-ism in Latin America- PART 3 

#3- The unspoken truth about living on or near the gringo tourist trail:

#4- Gringo whiners and complainers:
Do they, or don’t they, need to be slapped….
#5- Some little known facts about the H2O supply in Latin America:

#6- What you need to know about food contamination in Latin America:

#7- Are you curious about what I use for my solar power backup?
Today you’ll hear more about my “PORTABLE” solar setup.

#8- What in the hell is a gringo “fix” and will you need one?

#9- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

November 3, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #902 SUN, NOV 03 (11-03-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#2- Millennials with a “Plan B”:

Yes, some millennials are motivated enough to get out of Dodge and are working on it. No, not all millenials are addicted to social media… and they’re not all living in their mother’s basements. Some of them actually do look up once in a while from their smartphones to see the ominous things coming up for the USA and thus some are working on getting out of Dodge… that is, as long as the "new" Dodge has smartphones, Netflix, Starbucks and hi-speed internet (well..of course it does).

#3-The truth about buying Votes- PART 2

#4- The trouble with the many whiney, entitled kids who come down to Latin America with their Baby Boomer parents:

What actually happens to them when they arrive in Latin America with their over-indulgent Boomer parents? Will they like it here or continue to whine? Will they adjust and survive or will they whine so much that they eventually go back to Cleveland to their snot-nosed, social media addicted friends? And will they go back with or without their parents?

#5- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

 

November 1, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #901 FRI, NOV 01 (11-01-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#2- Expat Eddie Rides Again:

After an extended absence, our expat anti-hero (and self-made millionaire) Expat Eddie returns with another amazing “boots on the ground” adventure of the kind you might think that can only happen to him. But remember, Eddie’s way off the gringo tourist trail and this is Latin America, so if something it happens to him it just might happen to you too…so pay attention… 

#3-Latin women and the way they dress:

Many American ladies (Gringas) comment that when Latinas dress up, they really pour it on… often way too sexy and provocative, even scandalous for Gringa sensibilities. Stateside ladies say that what Latinas get away in Latin America that would be called “slutty” in the states. I hear comments of that type all the time. Meanwhile, Latinas say just the opposite- that gringas are jealous and hate the completion… and man is the competition tough!!      

#4- The ubiquitous Latin “Jealousy” gene- PART 3:

In the states, jealousy is considered a maladaptive affliction that needs to be managed. Meanwhile down in Latin America, jealousy is directly equated with love. It’s a conundrum that begs the question, who’s got it right?

 #5- What’s up with the fact that Latinos can rarely guess a gringo’s real age and vice versa?

How can it be that both Latinas and Latinos can frequently often underguess your age by 10 or even 20 years?

#6- Is the girl next door at the Chicken bus stop a Senorita or Senora?

Today you’ll learn a few things you really need to know about those particular, somewhat sticky, designations..

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

October 28, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #900 SUN, OCT 27 (10-27-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#2- Vegans and Vegetarians in Latin America :

It’s a ridiculously easy lifestyle to pull off. Meanwhile, the all American junk food diet is alive and well in Latin America, if killing yourself one swallow at  a time is your thing.. 

#3-The ever snowballing Gringo “Wannabee” effect:

Why do you think the Retard-assians, Botox, Disney and sushi restaurants are so popular …   

#4- Things the first world press aren’t telling you about Venezuela:
Venezuela is not as far from Cleveland as you think..

#5- What you don't know about municipal and city water supplies in Latin America could hurt you:

#6- When a Latinos of one country dislike Latinos from another country:

It’s a fact that Latinos are jealous and envious of their neighbors. Latinos from one country often harbor a dislike and envy for their Latino neighbors. Just like US citizens stereotype people from other states and countries, Latinos do it too.. even more so.

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

October 23, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #899 FRI, OCT 25 (10-25-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and click on the seminar link, or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com

#1- The Naked Truth about Latin Strip Clubs:
What everyone wants to know (well… maybe not everyone but most people…)
 
#2- Infidelity on Steroids: Five kids, Five wives
Macho guys in Latin America is the subject of today’s “boots on the ground” story, and it will shock you  
 
#3-Addicted to Subsidies:
How a 5 cent fare increase in the bus or subway will unhinge the sweaty masses and send a country into chaos..
   
#4- Why I hate Google: Reason #3425
 

#5- Everything grows in Latin America except YELLOW lemons:
Why are there are a half dozen varieties of lemons south of the border, yet none are the typical yellow ones we know so well (except at Walmart)
 
#6-Doctors and other minor gods:
Doctor/Patient “face time” and cordial bedside manner has become a lost art up in the states, but somehow remains alive and well in Latin America. How’d that happen?

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

 

October 20, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #896 SUN, OCT 20 (10-20-2019):

#1- Announcing that registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. To get in on the early-bird discounts just go to www.theexpatfiles.com and check out the complete info and itinerary or email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com. Join me on my January 2020 adventure to get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode by then!)

#2-Ten tips for using Propane Gas in refillable tanks, and why all gringos and expats should be using propane:

Because electricity is expensive in Latin America, you’ll probably buy propane gas in refillable tanks and use it for your stove and oven, hot water heater and gas clothes dryer.

#3- Those Amazing Stem Cell treatments in Latin America: PART 3

#4- Buying a used car in Latin America:

Five sure signs that the car you’re looking to buy is a lemon and how to spot a good one. 

#5- Shipping stuff down to Latin America the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways

#6-What you need to know about rooftop solar Hot Water heaters in Latin America:

Yes, you should definitely own one but…

#7- Reggaton revisited:

It’s everywhere, and sure it’s an insult to real music and to the ears, so then how should a gringo or expat deal with it without insulting the locals?    

#8- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

October 18, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #897 FRI, OCT 18 (10-18-2019):

#1- Announcing that registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. To get on the early-bird sign up list just email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode by then!)

#2- Some thoughts on clueless Americans without a “Plan B”:

If there is a God, he must love clueless people. It must be true because she made so many of them. On that note, today we have an “Expat Insider Seminar” repeat offender (a career seasoned corrections officer) sounding off about why it’s absolutely necessary to get out of Dodge now. 

#3- What you need to know about Bolivia:

Explaining why it’s a nice place to visit, though not recommended it for a permanent “Plan B” destination.

#4- Another dirty little “Big Pharma” secret revealed;

There are over 60 blood plasma collection stations at the US/Mexican border, each paying thousands of poor Mexicans 20 bucks a week for their plasma. Today we have the dope on that miserable situation… 

#5-What you need to know about hiring Latino and Latina employees:

When job prospects arrive at your interview bearing letters and references, don’t take the written word at face value. Everyone has good references from previous employers, so do bad and dishonest workers too. Today we talk about the how and why..

#6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

 
October 13, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #896 SUN, OCT 13 (10-13-2019):

#1- Announcing that registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:

The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. To get on the early-bird sign up list just email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode by then!)

#2- Tips for gringos and expats into exercise and fitness who may be visiting or living in Latin America

#3- 5G in Latin America and how to protect yourself from dirty EMF around the house- PART 2

#4- The day Latin Voters finally got pissed enough to enact revenge:
Today we discuss what one Mexican town did to their mayor and chief political scumbag. It was illegal as hell, but nothing short of astonishing.

#5-Tales of the Avocado Mafia:

A story that’s so strange you just might not believe it!

#6- The hidden health effects of living in Latin America:

Today’s “boots on the ground” story

#7- The embarrassing obviousness of Gringo “wananbees” and how to spot (and avoid) them

#8- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

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