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

August 12, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #781 SUN, AUG 12- (08-12-2018):

 #1-Oddball but prescient observations of PT (permanent travelers) in Latin America

 #2-How to remain a clueless gringo: Things expats never seem to learn no matter how long they stay in Latin America

 #3-TEN Things you must be aware of while staying connected with unsecured WiFi at hotels restaurants and internet café’s in Latin America.

#4-When Gringos sue or get sued in Latin courts 

#5-Today we have numerous stories depicting some of the single worse mistakes the gringos and expats make over and over again

 #6- Believe it or not, in the last 10 years Chinese cars and trucks have taken over most all the top sales positions in at least half dozen Latin countries. By next year the prediction is Chinese vehicles will have the top sales spots in ALL 20 Latin countries. And the funny thing is that you've probably never heard of the most popular brands and models.

#7- The unfortunate and very un-PC truth is that the average IQ’s in Latin America are being reported as around 10 points lower than the first world average. Worse yet IQ’s for all races and cultures have been on a steady decline.      

 #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.

 #9- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at: www.thenewexpat.com   

 

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August 10, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #780 FRI, AUG 10- (08-10-2018):

 #1- Everything you need to know about pirated goods in Latin America:Like the government’s failed war on drugs that was lost even before it began, there is an ongoing failed war on pirated goods too. The fact is that pirated goods are so pervasive Latin society it seems absolutely everybody has at least some pirated stuff around (because it’s cheap) and no one really cares about intellectual property rights at all.    

  #2- Tales of border crossing problems:A report on the increasing troubles gringos and expats experience when they continue to live in Latin America and do not apply for temporary or permanent residency

#3-Tips for gringos and expats who need to buy a new computer (for whatever reason) when down in Latin America:

#4- What to expect when going to the Latin movie theaters (the Cine)

#5- What should you do when you’ve got to get something done in a certain time frame and Latin Government officials keep sitting on their dead asses causing delay after delay: To bribe or not to bribe-that is the question  

 #6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at www.theexpatfiles.com/academy 

  #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.

 #8- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at: www.thenewexpat.com   

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August 5, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #779 SUN, AUG 05- (08-05-2018): 

#1- The hidden costs of having and maintaining a pool in Latin America.

Almost all gringos and expats think having a pool is mandatory here whether they live in a private home, a condo complex or residential tower. The truth is that if you live in the “perfect spring weather of the altiplano region a pool is unnecessary and in fact will be little used unless swimming is really your thing. Just know that if you have a pool of your own it’s going to be an expensive proposition too, and here’s why..   

 #2- Those Latin American “Cost of Living” lies, fibs and deliberate misinformation:

You should skeptical of many of the “cost of living” projections coming from expat rags like IL, AARP and those expat blogs and sales blurbs. 

#4-Grings Gone Native:

How to spot them, the telltale signs and symptoms, the why’s and where’s of hoy they fell from grace and how not to fall into that trap yourself 

#5- The latest Latin American real estate bubble boom and bust update.

Owners and landlords are starting to panic, cutting prices as the seller’s market deepens. 

#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at www.theexpatfiles.com/academy 

 

 #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.

 #9- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at: www.thenewexpat.com  

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August 3, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #778 FRI, AUG 03- (08-03-2018):

#1- Deciphering Latin American private healthcare plans and policies.

What gringos and Expats need to know.

 #2- When you purchase a Latin Healthcare plan, the policies, coverage exceptions and limitations are all spelled out in a big multi-page, often confusing, document. Worse yet its in Spanish. So now what?

#3-Some tip on making doctor or clinic appointments in Latin America and a word about those $7.50 cash fees for doctor and specialist appointments…

#4-The perils of shipping your dog or cat to a Latin country.

It can be a terrible trauma or go quite smoothly. So today we have some tips on how to do it safely and with very few snags.

#5-The USA is now sending TSA agents to the major Latin international airports. A very sad and irritating “boots on the ground story.”

#6- A Houston airport cash confiscation "boots on the ground" story that should really worry you.

#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at www.theexpatfiles.com/academy 

 #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.

 #9- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at: www.thenewexpat.com   

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