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

October 15, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1094 FRI, OCT 15 (10-15-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- “Nothin’ is for Nothin”
DYK the USA has been giving free immigration software and training to Latin country immigration departments? Now, why would broke and unhinged Uncle Slam wanna do that? Duh! Obviously to keep an eye on the disturbing number of sheep who getting the hell out of Dodge and voting with their feet. Big Brother is exercising damage control and busily finding ways to keep track of the sheep who have left the barn.
 
#2- What happens when Gringos and Expat overstay their visas:
It used to be simple and not much of a problem. Up until very recently, if you overstayed your time you paid a little fine (per number of days overstayed) and all was forgiven. However, all this is changing for the worse. In some Latin countries most recently, immigration rules are suddenly being enforced to the letter. In Mexico for example, the immigration cops are stopping public busses and checking documents. And Gringos and Expats caught overstaying rounded up and deported (along with the illegals trying to sneak into the states). 
 
#3- Beware of those “Latin Cupid” dating sites:
Its ben said a million times that men are suckers for a pretty face. And gringo males, especially guys who speak no Spanish, are no exception and gullible to boot. They get scammed over and over again, yet they keep getting on those stupid Cupid dating sites hoping to meet Ms. Right. But from the many sad stories I’ve heard, it seems 80% of the women who post on Latina Cupid dating sites are in it for money. It’s a no brainer for those bad girls too. In fact its become a 24/7 job for some of them, stringing out as many stupid gringos as they can and hitting each one up for money each month. So today we offer some tips on how to wade through that minefield and spot the bad ones.   
 
#4- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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

#5- 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”.
October 11, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1094 SUN, OCT 10 (10-10-21): 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- Going off the grid in Latin America:
More and more expats are giving the utility companies the finger. In fact, I’m doing this show from one of those gringo owned, 100% off-the-grid places right now.
 
#2- Who knew that Expat Eddie was a closet "Do Gooder":
 Today Expat Eddie shows us exactly how his unique, truly effective, and super successful “do gooder” project works:
Meanwhile, hundreds of “do gooder” groups continually arrive in Latin America with good intentions, whose efforts generally have marginal or even negative results. So then, why did it take a wild and crazy guy like Expat Eddie (a guy who mercilessly mocks “do gooders”) to implement a vastly superior plan? On top of that, the amazing thing is that his plan is self-perpetuating and keeps on rolling along.  And being that he is Expat Eddie, he implemented the entire project from the comfort of his favorite barstool. Nope, he never had to lift a finger, break a sweat or get his hands dirty... 
 
#3- Expat Eddie rides again:
Things like this can only happen to him…. 

#4- Smart meters and dirty electricity in Latin America: 

#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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”.
 
October 8, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1093 FRI, OCT 08 (10-08-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- Manana Time strikes again:

#2- Construction and remodeling tips that I learned the hard way:

#3-A new Expat Eddie Story:
Eddie comes out of the woodwork with another outrageous tale

#4- El Salvador Cryptocurrency update:

#5- When corrupt Politician’s inadvertently do something good by mistake:

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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”.
October 3, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1092 SUN, OCT 03 (10-03-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- Climate Change in Latin America:
What gringos and Expats need to know.

#2- Are there water shortages in Latin America?

#3- Driving down through Latin America on the famous PAN AMERICAN highway:

#4- Everything you need to know about living in the ALTIPLANO:

#5- What the “lame stream” media never tells you about Colombia:
Things you need to think about before deciding on Colombia as a good “Plan B” move.
 
#6- Dirty Electricity (EMF) overload in the house:
10 things you absolutely need to know that will surprise the hell out of you
 
#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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”.

   

October 1, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1091 FRI, OCT 01 (10-01-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- “Neither a lender nor a borrower be”
It’s time for a few words of caution when thinking about lending out tools and other items to Latinos.
For a number of reasons it’s generally NOT a good idea to lend out your stuff to anyone including trusted gringos, even if it’s a good friend or neighbor who is doing the asking. But you'll see today why it’s an especially bad idea to lend stuff to Latinos, and near crazy to even think about lending your car to a Latino… unless of course it’s a junk. So listen today and let me count the ways you will regret being a "nice guy" lender in Latin America….
 
#2- Things Gringos and Expats never ever consider when building or remodeling a house that will surely come back to haunt you 
in a year or so:
Today we talk about totally overlooked mistakes you never realized were mistakes at all while deep into a construction or remodeling project.
 
#3- Ever consider driving through Latin American borders with your dog or a pet?
Is it a good idea? Will it be tough going? Today we offer some tips and advice as well as a boots-on-the-ground story or two. 

#4- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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

#5- 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”.
September 26, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1090 SUN, SEPT 26 (09-26 -21) 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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 find a good Latin American MD, Dentist or Healthcare Clinic even if you don’t speak Spanish:
There are hundreds of medical tourism websites in English on the web, some of them very glitzy. But just because they are glitzy and in English doesn’t mean they have 1st world standards or high quality…
 
#2- Getting out of Dodge the RIGHT and the WRONG way:
This is a heads up for Expat gonnabees and wannabees and others still on the fence:
 
#3- What if you absolutely can’t wait to get the hell out of Dodge but your partner or spouse doesn’t want to go?
It's a common dilemmaCan he or she be convinced or must you go south of the border alone and let him/her remain on the titanic?
 
#4- Are you being given the ultimatum to force vax or lose your job up in the states?
Today we have a boots-on-the-ground story that demonstrates how seriously idiotic this has become.   
 
#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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”.
September 24, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1089 FRI, SEPT 24 (09-24 -21) 

JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- Fully half of all the Ambulances in  Latin American National Healthcare Systems are DOA, either broken down or in the junkyard:
Surprised? That’s what happens when idiot do-gooders and 1st world governments donate free stuff to 3rd world countries. Though in the Latin media you see corrupt bureaucrats and vehicle donors in smiley photo-op events all the time, its a very dumb idea with good intentions. Its like giving a 16 year old kid (who’s never changed a tire) a brand new car. It doesn't end well.
 
#2- Still on the fence about cryptos?
They’re catching on like wild fire in Latin America. So if you're coming down  you’d better start learning about them. Today we discuss that eventuality and the truth about old school guy financial gurus like Warren Buffet who are constantly dissing cryptos.
 
#3- Latin America Driver’s License update:
Governments in gringoized countries like Costa Rica and Ecuador are cracking down on driver’s licenses obtained in sketchy ways. But don't be fooled. It’s not about making the roadways safer. It’s about the money and the fact that gringos and expats can pay big fines, and the locals can’t (just check out the junks they drive). The moral of the story; regarding your permanent “Plan B”, try to skip the gringo tourist trail (except for occasional getaway vacations) or you'll just be a dollar sign to the locals.
 
#4- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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

#5- 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”.
September 19, 2021  
JOHNNY’S 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 USA 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- And now a message from the Expat Files “Complaint” department:

#2- 10 things you never knew about the “Gringo Advantage”:
 
#3- Latin American Cov-Idiot update:
When Expats get jabbed… then what?
 
#4- When Expats live in gated, guarded communities:
What Expats need to know…

#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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”.

September 17, 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 USA 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- As crazy as it sounds, there is heavy pressure by the Big Brother Biden lunatics to vax everyone in the USA, .everyone except the over 200,000 illegals that sneak in to the states each month:
Duh? How does that compute?
 
#2- Ecuador kisses up to the USA by agreeing to accept 5000 Afghan refugees:
In actuality the number 5000 is wishful thinking, and won’t stop there. That’s what you get when a country is addicted to USA grants and impossibly indebted to IMF and World Bank loans and handouts. The question is, who’s going to pay for their relocation, housing, education and continual` maintenance?    
 
#3- The Islamist and Muslim culture clash in Latin America:
Muslims comprise only 1% of the Latin American population but what’s it all about at the street level and how are they faring? Should Gringos and Expats be concerned?
 
#4- The jealousy epidemic in Latin culture:
Is it toxic or just an extreme but manageable condition of Latin American romantic life?
 
#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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”.
September 12, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1086 SUN, SEPT 12 (09-12-21) 

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 USA 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 transition your mind and attitude into being a successful Expat:
It has its twists and turns. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1.999 steps in reverse…
 
#2- How a language dunce EF listener found a way to learn conversational Spanish in just 3 months:
Today we discuss his tips and his methods.
 
#3- Be careful who you choose as your Spanish tutor:
A discussion of how learning Spanish can be dangerous to your health.
 
#4- Beware of gold, silver and jewelry deals that look too good to be true:
How not to be caught in a typical tourist jewelry scam.
 
#5- Those crazy Latin pharmacies- Part 2:
This could NEVER happen in Cleveland.
 
#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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 editon 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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