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

April 7, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #944 SUN, APR 05 (04-05-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!
My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports. 
 
#1- As the corona virus hits Latin America, the “Happiness index” plummets:
All Latin countries now have curfews and quarantines. Most start at 4 or 5pm and last until sunrise. As a result, not too many happy faces on the street these days. The percentage of Latinos remaining positive and happy remains unknown, since masks obscure the fact.
 
#2- “Social Distancing” is severely disrupting typical Latin habits:
Forget handshakes- traditional Latin greetings that invade personal spaces like kisses and cheek bumps are taking a big hit. Latinos are flabbergasted and not at all happy about it.
 
#3- Hygiene issues stem from minimum water usage:
Therefore certain socioeconomic classes will suffer much more from the virus than others. 
 
#4- A “Dear Johnny” letter from a Cuban Exile in who now lives in the USA:
Among other points he makes, he is confused as to why Americans so ignorantly embrace the same socialist policies that so obviously destroyed their own homeland as well as Venezuela.
 
#5- Why you definitely need a propane gas tank or two (the best are 50# or 100# tanks) as an insurance policy whether you live in Latin America or the states:
DYK that one 50# pound tank will supply an average family of 4’s gas oven/stove cooking needs for 4 to 6 months, and its directly adaptable to your present gas stove with no need for modifications.

#6- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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 3, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #943 FRI, APR 03 (04-03-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports.  

#1- BITCOIN and CRYPTOCURRENCIES in the age of crisis:
What you need to know, along with tips concerning what you should and should NOT do
 
#2- Corona virus Latin American update:
Curfews and quarantines, what the mainstream media is not telling you

#3- What about Gold/Silver buying, selling, holding and metals transporting in Latin America:

#4- Guns, ammo and permits to own firearms in Latin America:

#5- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.

March 29, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #942 SUN, MAR 29 (03-29-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports. 

  #1- If you have Permanent Residency status in Costa Rica you must PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!
Costa Rica has just announced it will invalidate your permanent residency if you leave the country for any reason… The question is, will other Latin countries follow suit?
 
#2- Corona virus Latin American update:
The unspoken truth about using masks and gloves

#3- How the corona virus will change Hollywood movies forever:

#4- The IMF admits Ecuador is insolvent and bankrupt:
Huge loan payments are due this week and Ecuador is in no position to pay them back.
 
 #5- Reason # 2456 why we should never believe what the government is telling us:
The govt worsens every situation it gets involved in and the corona virus problem is no exception

#6- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.

March 27, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #941 FRI, MAR 27 (03-27-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports.  

#1- Corona virus Latin American update:
Some Latin countries are going overboard on the rules and regs while others remain rather lax and indecisive. The key thing to remember is that Latin Governments love to copy cat and pass the same laws the USA does- with only about 10% of the enforcement capabilities (and that’s a good thing)
 
#2- "Plan B" Procrastinator Alert and Reality check!
Yes, the bubble has burst and life as we know it has changed. Yet we all were warned over and over again the titanic was sinking. The question is "Might it be too late to get started on a “Plan B”?
 
#3- The FED’s massive money printing will fix everything (insert bubbling bong noise here):
Yeah right! HA, HA, HA!!!!
 
#4- The Corona virus secondary effects no one is talking about:
Get ready for a truly massive round of lawsuits:
 
#5- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.
March 24, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #940 SUN, MAR 22 (03-22-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports.  

#1- What the mass media isn’t telling us about Cuba:

#2- All over Latin America, you’ll hear the locals use the term “es en los manos de dios”:
Latinos toss it around quite a bit but ever so more frequently in these times of crisis. It means, “It’s in God’s hands”. Latinos often blurt it out when things aren’t going well and someone asks why it’s so. On the other hand, when things are going fine and well, Latinos don’t invoke God all that much..
 
#3- A Venezuelan sets the record straight on fake news and misinformation:
Today’s first “boots on the ground” story
 
#4-Latino Millennials and their views on socialism:
What certain liberal Gringos like to call “democratic socialism” these days is not looked upon favorably by Latino millennials or their parents. Their reasons and opinions will surprise you.
 
#5- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.
March 20, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #939 FRI, MAR 20 (03-20-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports.  

#1- A “boots on the ground” trip to Costco in the time of the corona virus:
What’s the situation? Are there shortages? Is there panic about the virus or are things chugging along as usual?
 
#2- An educated 1st generation Colombian woman’s take on social media, love and romance and her observations and complaints concerning the “south of the border” Latino invasion coming from Mexico and Central America:
Her honest take on this stuff and more will certainly surprise the hell out of you!!!
 
#3- The plight of procrastinating expat gonnabees and wanabees as the “greater” depression get underway:
Can they still get their “Plan B” going or is it already too late?

#4-Divorce Latin style, and how social media has altered the appearance of so called love matches and romantic relationships:

#5- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.
March 15, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #938 SUN, MAR 15 (03-15-2020):

TAKE NOTE OF JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE:

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports.   

#1- Media Lies and propaganda about the Cuban healthcare system revealed:
Today’s first “boots on the ground” report reveals a severe shortage of practically everything in Cuban hospitals. Patients must bring their own pillows, sheets, TP, food etc. However elite party members have theory own 1st world style, fully equipped, hospital in Havana. Meanwhile people on the street are now reporting that there have been no feminine hygiene products on Cuban shelves since November 2019. So then what are the ladies using….

#2- 11,000 Cuban doctors were recently sent back to Havana after their contracts to practice medicine were cancelled by Brazil’s president:This move has caused a chain of terrible economic events in Cuba and that has tipped the country into insolvency…

#3- Is the positive hype we keep hearing about Colombia all it’s cracked up to be?
Today we talk about the reality of a “Plan B” in Colombia with yet another surprising and revealing “boots on the ground” story...

#4- A Corona virus update for Latin America

#5- Be sure to pick up Johnny’s new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" info and data and 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”.

March 13, 2020  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #937 FRI, MAR 13 (03-13-2020):
 

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, upcoming seminar details and special reports.  

#1- setting up the best and most economical Utra-HD camera security system- PART 4:

#2- The last word on H20 purification at your house or on the road:
Forget about buying bottled H20. It ain't really all that pure. You can continuously make your own almost unlimited quantity for about $10 a year. Today we discuss questions about my own portable and under-counter H2O purifiers as well as how to set them up and use them...
 
#3- How to remove fluoride, heavy metals and glyphosate (evil Monsanto’s Roundup) in your H20 supply:
A quick and simple H2O home filter hack that will insure complete removal of said toxins
 
#4- DYK that as of March 1st 2020, there are 1727 companies collecting your online data, your cloud storage, location and search preferences:
How to confuse those A-Holes and/or stop them in their tracks by using a VPN and a free anonymous search engine (like Startpage.com or DuckDuckGo). How to proceed anonymously and still get the results you’d expect from a regular google search.
 
#5- Wasp Nest and Bee Hive control:
Yes, here in Latin America you can expect they will build football sized cities both in around your house or apartment at certain times of the year- if you let them. So today we discuss how to safely manage and eliminate them... without too much stress and without getting stung   
 
 #6- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.
March 8, 2020  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #936 SUN, MAR 08 (03-08-2020):
 

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

The new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, seminar details and special reports. 
 
#1- Avoiding errors and other invaluable tips when setting up your home security system and cameras in Latin America(or anywhere)- PART 3:
How many security cameras do you need? What the hell are 4k cameras and why you need them. What's the difference between the two main security camera body styles (bullet and turret) and which is best and most practical for your application?    

#2- Is having a “Plan B” (or “C”) in Europe, specifically Portugal, a viable idea? After all, Portugal always shows up on the “usual suspect” top 10 retirement destinations:

#3- If you’ve ever had a custom tailored “made to order” suit, dress or tuxedo, it probably cost you a grand or more:
It’s very costly so few people in the states do it anymore. However, when living south of south of the border, one can have custom made and tailored items for not much more than the price of an everyday “off the rack” Sears or Walmart suit. Custom made cloths are the theme of today’s “boots on the ground “story.
 
#4- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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”.
March 6, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #935 FRI, MAR 06 (03-06-2020):

JOHNNY’S EXPAT FILES WEBSITE PERMANENT NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

My new website is www.ExpatPlanB.com. The previous sites have been hacked so please visit www.ExpatPlanB.com for announcements, seminar details and special reports.  

#1- Latino Americans and the true extent of their incomplete educations:
Err….Not that Americans are much better
 
#2- Latino “Anchor babies” with US passports:
Today’s first crazy boots on the ground story
 
 
#3- Another surreal visit to the US Embassy:
You can’t make this stuff up
 
#4- A conversation with Mr. “Ass-Crack Pants”:
The rise and fall of extremely bad fashion sense in Latin America
 
#5- A casual look at a very excellent non-PC “old school“ report card from the 1940’s:
It would surely get present-day schools sued and teachers fired if they went back to it now

#6- Tips in setting up the perfect home security system and camera setup when living in Latin America- PART 2:

#7- What you need to know about the many door to door salesmen and street peddlers 

#8- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" info and data and the 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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