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

May 14, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1054 FRI, MAY 14 (05-14-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:

The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…  

 

#1- The REAL stats on robberies in Lain America:
Yes, local Latinos get robbed all the time. Every Latino has a “snatch and grab” story or ten. But what about the true robbery stats for Gringos and Expats?

#2- Why I personally have NOT been robbed in 30 years, and how you can avoid the problem too: 

#3- TEN disturbing new reasons to get out of Dodge:
If you have not gotten your ass in gear by now, meaning you’re not somewhere along on your Plan B, you’re likely to remain an observer and cry “foul” when the ship sinks and you with it.
 
#4- How I keep up with cryptocurrency and crypto new:
The 3 Crypto podcasts I listen too daily to stay informed.
 
#5- Is it a good idea to buy an electric car in Latin America?
Here’s what you need to know...

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

 

The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

May 9, 2021  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1053 SUN, MAY 09 (05-09-21)
 
JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- What you need to know about brainwashed Gringos and Expats who get the Cov-idiot vaccine in Latin America:\
Another crazy “boots on the ground” story.
 
#2- Gun ownership recommendations for Gringos and Expats in Latin America:
In my 30 years of living in Latin America, I’ve owned at least a half dozen guns here (legally). Her are my firearms recommendations and tips…  

#3- A word regarding the endless frustrations and hair pulling involved when trying to locate street addresses in Latin America:

#4- The problem with street signs in Latin America:  

#5- Fast and simple ways to keep your Latin American smartphone anonymous and secure:
 
#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

 

The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

May 7, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1052 FRI, MAY 07 (05-07-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Here’s what you didn’t know about the never ending flow of illegals to the states and the involvement of local area godfather type “expediters” in charge of the Coyote business:

#2- Buying a car in Latin America:
Tips and advice that will save expats and gringos a ton of grief
 
#3- More on my summer job on the Chicago street department “Dead Dog” crew:
It was actually the 2nd worst job in the world. Now of course you’re wondering about s the worst job, right? I almost signed up for that one too… lucky thing I didn’t.  
 
#4- Some overly disgusting Latin American habits you will cringe at:
Do gringos ever fully accept and get over them?
 
#5- What do you really know about illegal Latinos getting caught at the border and deported?
You think you have a good idea about what’s going on, but most everyone gets the the facts all wrong. Ever wonder the “real” odds of a person getting caught? Is it a sure thing or a stupid gamble? You’ll be surprised.
 
#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
May 2, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1051 SUN, MAY 02 (05-02-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- “PORTA ARMAS?” That’s a question Latino cops will always ask when you get pulled over at a traffic stop:
It means “Are you carrying a gun?” Wow, say what? So then what are you supposed to do and say? Not to worry and here’s why…..

#2- Traffic cops, pedestrians, crap-cars and terrible Latino drivers- PART 2:

#3- What the media never tells you about common criminals with rap sheets:

#4- How gringos pay their lawyers to manipulate the Latin Court System: PART 1:

#5- When Gringos end up in Jail:
Today we discuss how Gringos and Expats can avoid spending time in a Latin jail even if they do something very stupid and actually deserve it.

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?

 

Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
April 30, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1050 FRI, APR 30 (04-30-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- How to hack a PCR test (ahhem.. this is for informational purposes only):

#2- When gringo/expats inherit Latino kids through marriage:
It happens to thousands of gringos and gringas every year and it could can happen to you too. Today we have a few unspoken tips on the subject and stark “boots on the ground” story  

#3- A note about the coolest daytime waking and hangout spots and how to quickly locate theses areas in whatever Latin city you happen to be in:

#4- WTF? I’m suddenly running into more and more Gringos and Expats on testosterone doses these days:
Used to be just Viagra and Cialis… now it's testosterone.
 
#5- The Gringo “Savior Complex”:
Though it’s not mentioned much, it’s a persistent phenomena right up there with “Gringo Advantage” and it's not just a do-gooders thing either. Its a noble gesture that can often be a double-edged sword. So look out. 

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?

 

Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
April 25, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1049 SUN, APR 25 (04-25-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Mail, courier and package forwarding service tricks and hacks Gringos and Expats need to know:
It may seem strange, but Expats and Gringos in Latin America order all kinds of stuff online just as people in the states do. However, many new green Gringos routinely get their stuff caught up in customs and often overpay. Today we show you tricks I’ve personally learned along the way…    
 
#2- What you need to know about getting that important FBI “good conduct” report:
Remember, an FBI report is required whenever you apply for residency in a Latin American country
 
#3- The ins and outs of using OLX.com (or encuentra24.com as it’s known in some countries) is Latin America’s best and most widely used Craig’s list type service. BTW, Gringos and Expats often lament that OLX.com is difficult to maneuver because it’s in Spanish. But I claim that’s a good thing because the site targets locals and not Gringos and thus gringo prices are not the standard
#4- Why Panama is off my radar as a Plan B destination:
A nice place to visit but I would't want to live there.

#5- The truth about “climate change” in Latin America:  

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?

 

Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
April 23, 2021  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1048 FRI, APR 23 (04-23-21):
 
JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- More from Johnny’s “hate mail” bag:
Today we dig deeper into it:
 
#2- The “real” dope on STEM CELL clinics and treatments in Latin America:
When doing an internet search, one will inevitably get an “edited” search giving the 1st world big pharma FDA-medical industrial complex version of the Stem Cell story. Do consider that it’s NOT at all in big medicine’s interest to see USA patients opt out of the expensive and disfiguring joint replacement surgery mill and hop a flight south of the border. When reviewing random “usual suspect” articles and blogs, you’ll read that Stem Cells may or may not work and that some treatments aren’t FDA approved and therefore not available in the states. You’ll read that if Stem Cells do work the effect will be temporary. Well today you’ll hear the unedited, unbiased details. Not the medical/industrial machine party line. You’ll get the real dope for example, on why professional athletes of all kinds avoid knee and joint surgery by making the trek to certain Latin American Stem Cell clinics (by the planeload).   
 
#3- “Agua Pura “and other Latin American myths:
More disgusting news about water supplies and what do to about it.
 
#4- This week's Cov-Idiot travel update:
 
#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#6- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
April 18, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1047 SUN, APR 18 (04-18-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Dipping into Johnny’s “hate mail” bag:
Today we dig into some of it:
 
#2- A discussion about the faithful and non- faithful in Latin America:
If you’re wondering how religious and non-religious gringos and expats fare…
 
#3- When Latinos destroy nature and their environment:
Case in point- where are all the Quetzals? FYI It’s the national bird of Guatemala and the name of their funny money as well.  

#4- Peru- Is it a good place for your “Plan B”?

#5- Income taxes and Tax ID numbers in Latin America:
What all gringos and expats need to know about those ubiquitous things.
 
#6- Tax hacks and tax evasion in Latin America:
In Latin America most everyone cheats the government (its tit for tat since the government is useless and does nothing for them). Tax evasion is one of the national sports (just slightly behind soccer and infidelity)
 
#7- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details just email me at theexpatfiles@gmail.com and do listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.

 

#8- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#9- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
April 16, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1046 FRI, APR 16 (04-16-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Latin American Real Estate in the age of Cov-idiots;
We start today with recent gringo/expat real estate deals and accompanying “boots on the ground” stories.   
 
#2- When gringos and expats get fed up with Latin America and head back to Cleveland (or New Jersey):
We arrive in Latin America with rose-colored glasses (along with bad Spanish) and we think we’re in Paradise. After a few months reality hits and the doubts set in. That’s a critical time. It’s been proven over and over again that if one has patience and soldiers through the first year one will most likely never return to Cleveland NYC or Milwaukee. Today we have another stark “boots on the ground” story from a certain impatient expat who arrived years ago and after some months returned to the states. Now he’s stuck up in gringo land and has been regretting it ever since.   
 
#3- Driving stick shift in Latin America:
The manual transmission blues:
 
#4- My first crazy year in Latin America:
Another wild “boots on the ground” story.
 
#5- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email: theexpatgfiles@gmail.com and listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        

 

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

 #7- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
April 11, 2021  
JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Three separate 30 and 40 something Latin guys give us the sordid details about how they serially cheat on their wives:
Welcome to today’s first very un-PC “boots on the ground” story
 
#2- A Seafood eater's alert:
What you need to know about fresh fish in Latin America:
 
#3- Common Law marriages in Latin America- Part 2:
Hey, don’t think it can’t happen to you.
 
#4- If you move to Latin America you will definitely need hobbies:
If not, you’ll probably become a couch potato or a lush
 
#5- Flying your Drone in Latin America:
As a happy Drone operator myself… today you’ll find out about some things you'll need to know and consider
 
#6- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; f and listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        

 

#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#8- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

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