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

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.

October 11, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #895 FRI, OCT 11 (10-11-2019):

#1- Announcing 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- Meanwhile, throughout Latin America, cultural differences will prevail:

Though Spanish is spoken in all 20 Latin countries certain obvious social and cultural differences stand out. For example, can you guess which Latin country citizens are the loudest and most raucous… and which country or countries have the most low key, calm and introverted populations?

#3- Today we have the blueprint for how Latin Governments keep ruining their economies:

Basically, the Latin government philosophy is exactly like Uncle Sam’s- when in debt, borrow more.

#4- Explaining how IMF and World Bank loans make Latin politicians rich and in the end do Latin countries vastly more harm than good

#5- The Rise and Fall of Ecuador:
10 years ago I cautiously recommended Ecuador as a nice “Plan B” strategy for gringos and expats. But I also warned that any large influx of gringos would surely ruin the place... well I hate to say I told you so… but….
 
#6- How they buy and sell votes when election day rolls around:
DYK that the going rate to buy a vote in the Dominican Republic is 20 bucks?
It's the subject of today’s “boots on the ground” story

#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 6, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #894 SUN, OCT 06 (10-06-2019): `

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

Today you’ll get the full details on the week-long event that begins in Guatemala City, Friday night, January 10th 2020, finishing Thursday Night, January 16th.

#2- Cool items I (me Johnny) always take along with me when travelling throughout Latin America and the world:

Yes I travel light and some of the stuff I carry along will surprise you. But believe me, after 30 years of travelling practically everywhere in Latin America and elsewhere, I definitely know what to pack.

#3-Ever wonder what Latinos think of our 57+ gender distinctions and those ever-changing and totally confusing gender non-specific pronoun oddities?

Average Latinos doesn’t know or care. Educated Latinos don’t get it, and though it hasn’t stopped them from loving the crap out of Miami and everything USA, they do perceive there are cracks forming in the stateside cultural pavement.. and that there is something very wrong up in Disneyland.

#4- Things you need to know about Coffee that will change your world:

That is, if coffee happens to be one of your daily routines or vices… 

#5- Drinking, driving, DUI’s, having open booze in the car and how Latin American Cops deal with those eventualities:

Today we talk about what will or can happen to gringos under any or all of the above somewhat precarious situations. Do note that in general, where gringos have landed, the cops will always throw the book at you. Whereas when nabbed off the gringo trail, cops can be so lenient it’s almost like getting stopped for J-walking by a crossing guard. After all.. Latin Cops are notorious drinkers themselves.

#6- What’s a VPN and why your privacy completely depends on you using one!    

#7- Johnny’s 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!)

#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 4, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #893 FRI, OCT 04 (10-04-2019): 

#1- Huelgas! What you should know about Latin American protests.. when the Latino hoards take to the streets- PART 2:

#2- The Present and Future State of Rotten and Corrupt Latin American Politics:

How Latin politics affect Gringos and Expats. Should Gringos and Expats be concerned? Should we be following what’s happening? What about elections and candidates? Should we even care?

#3-Higher Education and Latin American University Systems:

How do they differ from USA Universities? What’s the tuition? Should you send your kids there? More importantly… are they any good? As you might imagine, there are good, bad and ugly ones. But believe it or not there are a few that are so great you have to see them to believe it. For example there is one in Guatemala called UFM. It’s so well regarded that any medical school graduate is offered immediate entrance into the Harvard Medical school post-doctoral and/or medical specialty program (yes that Harvard in the USA). How is that possible? Well here’s the dope… 

#4- What Young University Educated Latinos think of the US and the US system of government:

Latinos do stereotype us in many ways as we do them You’d be surprised what they’re thinking… you’ll soon find out in today’s “boots on the ground” story.

#5- Johnny’s week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 11th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020.

To get on the early-bird sign up list 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!)

#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.

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