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

July 31, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #977 FRI, JULY 31 (07-31-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things will have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my personal expat network is the best, most sure-fire way to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Bribing Latin cops:
A boots-on-the-ground extortion story
 
#2- What geezers need to know about Social Security and/or Disability Payment direct deposits to Latin Banks:
Rumors flow that the dead broke USA will start taxing money transfers to foreign banks. Today we  have the dope..
 
#3- The truth about Gringos and Expats in Latin America who regularly buy and smoke weed:
A boots-on-the-ground doobie story
 
#4- So you want to do organic gardening at your homestead in Latin America?
If so, you need to hear this…
 
#5- Climate change in Latin America:
Should you worry? Is it incentivizing poor Latinos to give up on farming and sneak into the USA?
 
#6- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.
    
 #7- Want to get into Crypto-currencies but don’t feeling 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 new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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”.

   

July 26, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #976 SUN, JULY 26 (07-26-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Are there “Snowflakes” in Latin America?
Will you have to co-exit with a Latin American version of those fragile idiots when you finally get out of Dodge?There are certainly millions of “gringo wannabees” in Latin America … but as for actual snowflakes… well, today we have the real dope..
 
#2- So many listeners tell me, “Johnny, I just can’t live in the USA anymore”
They say if they can’t get out of Dodge they’ll slowly go crazy. That’s the theme of today’s first story…
 
#3- Pot holes, speed bumps and compact cars:
How to destroy your car in 3 easy steps…

#4- The truth about ALIMONY and CHILDS SUPPORT in Latin America:

#5- Getting out of Dodge with a vengeance:
Another revealing “boots on the ground” story..
 
#6- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.
       
 #7- Want to get into Crypto-currencies but don’t feeling 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
 
#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 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”.
July 24, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #975 FRI, JULY 24 (07-24-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Buying/Selling Gold and Silver in Latin America- PART 2

#2- The Truth about owning Real Estate in Latin America:

#3- The Real Advantages of having your “Plan B” in an “off the tourist trail” Latin American location:

#4- Covid lockdown “boots on the ground” reports:

#5- Gringo/Expat “tourist trail” business survival stories:

#6- The problem with Gringos gone native:

#7- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!

The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.

#8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#9- 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 Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to http://www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
July 19, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #974 SUN, JULY 19 (07-19-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1-Those cryptic Latin S.A. corporations:
Unwrapping the mysteries of anonymous Latin American corporations
 
#2- The TRUE personal income tax rates in Latin America:
Yes, if you look up Latin country income tax rates on Google or Wiki you will see rates similar to the US. Don’t get discouraged by what you see. Taxes are in NO way as high as stated there and today you’ll hear the REAL dope on taxes…

#3- Today we discuss some slick (maybe even underhanded) angles to lower your Latin home property taxes:

#4- Overcoming the obstacles to “Getting out of Dodge”
Do you have the wherewithal to pull it off?
 
#5- The Money and Happiness equation:
The true cost of living the good life in Latin America

#6- The VAT tax and personal N.I.T. numbers explained: 

#7- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        
 
#8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#9- 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 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”.
July 17, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #973 FRI, JULY 17 (07-17-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Owning Gold in Latin America (yes it’s highly recommended):
Everything you wanted to know about buying, selling and transporting gold in Latin America, as well as some tips on how to spot counterfeit gold.
   
#2- Why the Latin locals aren’t following suit by bashing so called “offensive” statues and monuments in Latin America:
With thousands of genocidal dictators and shit-bag conquistadores permanently cast in bronze and on display in Latin parks and public spaces, the question is, how do the locals feel about it? The truth is, there are many more such displays down here than up in the states and yet no serious efforts to wreck them. Here’s the dope…
 
#3- The Spanish government (in Europe) has announced they are very pissed off and alarmed at the US public:
They’re insulted that statues of historical Spanish icons (like Columbus) are being routinely defaced and destroyed. As a result they’ve offered to take every one of them back 
 
#4- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.      
 
#5- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#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 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”.

   

July 13, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #972 SUN, JULY 12 (07-12-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- The Lemmings of Latin America:
The USA is chock full of obedient zombies and lemmings and they exist here in Latin America too… a “boots on the ground” story.

#2- Pharmacy wars; another “boots on the ground” adventure into the hazy world of Latin American “Farmacias”   

#3- The unsaid truth about tourist trail English language magazines, newspapers and rags:Do check them out, but beware… you really must read them with more than just a little grain of salt… here’s why…

#4- When Gringos gouge Gringos: PART 2 

#5- “Shotgun Rent-a-Cops”:
They’re everywhere in Latin America, even at ice cream parlors and pet stores, supposedly as crime deterrents, but are they really? Here’s the real dope…

#6- How to spot dubious “new age” woo woo, “natural” health treatments and “feel good” sessions that are really rip-offs designed to lighten a gringo’s wallet:

#7- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.         
   
 #8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at
 
#9- 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 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”.

   

July 10, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #971 FRI, JULY 10 (07-10-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- What you need to know about taxes in Latin America 

#2- Latin American Covid virus update:

#3- Why Brazil is not a good “Plan B” option:

#4- Biohazards you encounter daily that never knew or cared about:

#5- Beyoned Montezuma’s Revenge: The trouble with Street Food

#6- What you need to know about driving on the Pan-American Highway:

If you frequent Latin America, there’s a 99% chance you will be on an off the Pan Am HWY (the longest road in the world), so pay attention.

#7- Two more Panama Ex-Presidents get fitted for orange jump suits: Or, how to go from the Presidential Place to the slammer in one easy step

#8- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly enough, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.         

 #9- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?

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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#10- 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 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”.
July 6, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #970 SUN, JULY 05 (07-05-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021

My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar was to have launched on Friday, August 21, 2020. It has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules and norms regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- My Gringo Privilege, Blue-Eyed Privilege and Podcast Privilege explained:
Sorry folks. I didn’t roll the dice, I had nothing to do with it. I’m just sooooo privileged I could scream!

#2- Latin American Covid virus update:

#3- What you don’t know about Latin American Doctors

#4- THE CLUELESS GRINGO FILES; CASE #1:
When gringos and expats who get sucked in and fooled by the false hype… this time about Latin country “National” Healthcare systems
 
#5- Those mysterious Remisas:
Monthly money sent back home to Latin America by immigrants is on the increase while the US economy implodes. How is that possible?
 
#6- What’s the best Latin Country to choose for your “Plan B”?
Today we go through a 20 point “Plan B” get the hell out of Dodge checklist to help you decide
 
#7- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly enough, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        
 
 #8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#9- 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 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”.

   

July 3, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #969 FRI, JULY 03 (07-03-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar was to have launched on Friday, August 21, 2020. It has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules and norms regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 24th, 2021. By then things will have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Latin American Covid virus update:

#2- Have you had your own personal “hallelujah’ moment yet?
I’m referring to the moment when you absolutely knew it was time to get the hell out of Dodge

#3- Reasons why I don’t recommend Nicaragua for a “Plan B” destination:

#4- What’s the best Latin Country to choose for your “Plan B”?
Today we go through a 20 point “Plan B” get the hell out of Dodge checklist to help you decide
 
#5- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly enough, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. For details email;  theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.
 
#6- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to get in?
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, send him an email at:
 
#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 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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