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

April 26, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #950 SUN, APR 26 (04-26-2020):

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 update for Latin America:
Extreme rules prevail in Ecuador where the cops actually can enforce stupid rules, whereas in places like chaotic Brazil, there are many places and neighborhoods the cops will NEVER patrol or visit under any conditions.   
 
 #2- Driver’s license point systems in Latin America:
Point systems do exist but only in the few Latin countries where gringos and expats have piled in. Can you guess why?
 
#3- Getting your car impounded in Latin America for whatever reason:
Don’t let this happen to you and here's why....
 
#4- Monthly remissas being sent back to Latin countries have virtually dried up, that means the poor folks back home will suffer:
The good news is that the thieving gougers at Western Union will suffer too.. and its about time!
 
 #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”.
April 24, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #949 FRI, APR 24 (04-24-2020):

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 update for Latin America:
Is Abnormal is the new Normal? Mask or no masks, Gloves or no gloves? Ever changing rules and their enforcement…..  

#2- Macho Latin men and the persistence of bad facial hair:

#3- Corona Virus lock-down and Latin Ingenuity:

#4- When Latinos lie, fib and deny their Indigenous blood:
 
#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”.
April 19, 2020  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #948 SUN, APR 19 (04-19-2020):

 

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 update for Latin America:
After a few weeks of lockdown and 4 and 5pm curfews, what’s it like in Latin America now? First off, most Latinos are now dead broke even though most Latin countries are giving their citizens small cash and voucher handouts (50 to 100 bucks a month). Today’s “boots on the ground” story takes place at an LP gas station and it starkly illustrates the problem.
 
#2- “Spit-Valve” etiquette- a most unsanitary problem (worldwide) that NO ONE is addressing:
Spit valve? What the hell’s a “spit valve”?

#3- Latin American Healthcare Insurance coverage for expats and gringos- tips and suggestions:

#4- Tips for a Felons with a “Plan B”:
Smart felons can have a “Plan B” too. Yes, it’s possible for the formerly incarcerated to get the hell out of dodge and here’s how…

#5- A word about crazy Latin names:

#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 17, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #947 FRI, APR 17 (04-17-2020):

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- How to handle ant and other insect invasions both indoors and out:
That old cliché is true, “Build it and they will come”. Unfortunately, when they do come you must act fast or the result will not be pretty    
 
#2- Latin American Corona Virus Update:
Some reports say certain Latin American countries are seriously cracking down on people who flaunt virus quarantine regs. But wait a minute, Latin govts rarely crack down on anything so how can that be. There’s something wrong with that picture and here’s the dope on the subject…
 
#3- What’s the state of your own “Plan B” now that the “Everything Bubble” has been popped?
Here's are the real questions of the day for those on the fence or without a Plan B…. “Is it too late? Should I throw in the towel? Should I just resign myself to going down with the ship?”
 
#4- Want an Instant Cure for Constipation?
You need only look at this website for 5 minutes http://www.usdebtclock.org and you will know the govt (any govt) is nothing but a cancer that will devour everything  
 

#5- 500,000 reasons why Bill Gates is an Ass:

#6- Another “boots on the ground” Stem Cell Report:

#7- The truth about motion detectors and home security lights

#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 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 12, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #946 SUN, APR 12 (04-12-2020):

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 Latin Women Want:
This will come as a surprise, especially to Baby Boomers

#2- Latin American Corona Virus Update:

#3- Dirty little Air B&B secrets:
The Air B&B market has completely collapsed. This is why I have zero sympathy for the owners and hosts..
 
#4- My own personal Smart and Dumb phone setup:
How I stay anonymous and how you can do to it too
 
#5- Revisiting the Guatemalan Residency Process:
The paperwork and necessary docs you need to get started
 
#6- The Latin American Real Estate bubble has finally burst:
Sellers and real estate schlubs are in shock. There is zero movement right now but after the dust settles opportunities of a lifetime will be up for grabs starting in a few months. Scads of desperate sellers will be coming out of the woodwork. Here’s the way to play it….
 
#7- 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 10, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #945 FRI, APR 10 (04-10-2020):

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- Latin American Corona Virus Update:
Even though there are continuous lines with people spaced 1 to 2 meters apart, so far there are NO shortages at the markets and retail stores. BTW, I personally know of not a single person who has symptoms or has tested positive… WTF?  
 
#2- My Own Portable SOLAR ENERGY System- PART 1:
Everything you need to know about buying and setting up your own complete PORTABLE solar energy system.
I am referring to a MUST HAVE portable unit that can supply emergency power for your basic needs (TV, computer, phone refrigerator and a few lights). That can supply renewable energy for hours at a time (except for the big stuff like A/C, electric heaters, electric dryers and stoves). One that will last 10-20 years and can be disconnected in minutes… with components you can pick up with one hand, toss in the car and reassemble in minutes at any new location. Yes, things are changing at lightning speed in the portable solar industry space and I am continuously analyzing all the major brands out there and have some very good news for you…    
 
#3- Why I would never consider having a “Plan B” in Argentina or Puerto Rico:
Though nice places to visit for a week or two, I wouldn’t want to live there and here’s why…

#4- GMAIL SUCKS and why I still use it:

#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”.

   

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”.

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