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

October 30, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1002, FRI, OCT 30 (10-30-2020):

JANUARY 2021 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- The difference between truly Getting Out Of Dodge (G.O.O.D.) versus merely moving to a less abusive less taxing state:
Dying nationalism and withering patriotism- America Love it or Leave it????

#2- If millions of Venezuelans have jumped ship and are now found in great (and some say very annoying and excessive) numbers in virtually every country in Latin America, then what kind of people actually remain behind in Venezuela?

#3- Your seemingly simple, even stupid, newbee Expat questions answered:
BTW: Almost no questions regarding your "Plan B" are stupid...
 

#4- Developing the “PROPER” Expat network to help fast track your Plan B transition:

#5- An update on hiring and contracting maids, nannies and live-in nurses:

#6- Tips on shipping and moving HEAVY WEIGHT stuff down from the USA:

#7- “Plan B” procrastinators, their comebacks, evasions, justifications and excuses:

#8- 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.   

#9- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.

   

October 25, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1001 SUN, OCT 25 (10-25-2020):

JANUARY 2021 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- The crypto revolution is here:
Independent thinkers like you absolutely need to have some cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Etherium. They are fantastic hedges against monetary stupidity as well as excellent disaster insurance against the economic shock waves that are in play and just around the corner. The better known cryptos are on the launch pad and poised for a huge leg up so get some now or kick yourself later. 
 
#2- When Gringos get gouged:
Some of latest breaking gringo rip-off stories and how you can stay one step ahead of bad boys and scammers 
 
#3- Beware of Clueless Gringos with an "organization complex":
There’s a kind of gringo sickness that exists mostly on the tourist trail. Every Latin gringo destination has busybodies on a mission to re-create the environment they escaped from. WTF? The problem is that there’s always an egocentric leader in the group bent on organizing committees, clubs and events. It’s basically the frustrated student council syndrome, where ex HS or college class officers with ego problems resurface and start organizing stuff to re-live their glory student govt. days. BTW: ever notice how a huge percentage of HS and college class presidents end up as future scumbag politicians? (check out their resumes and big egos).      
 
#4- Your questions answered about Solar Panels:
Cutting through the chase. What you need to know.
 
#5- 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.

 

#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.
October 23, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1000 FRI, OCT 23 (10-23-2020):

JANUARY 2021 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Welcome to E.F. Show #1000:
Some people think 1000 is a good round number and could possibly be a good time to retire. Well, fair enough… but going native, becoming a beach bum or a lush doesn’t suit me much.
 
#2- How to find the most accurate constantly updated Cov-Idiot travel regulations from country to country:
Today we discuss the two best websites to get all the pertinent and necessary Cov-Idiot travel dirt.
   
#3- If you get out of Dodge and have limited funds, how long will your “nest egg” last… and when it runs out... then what?
Today we discuss the thing that taunts and stresses so many expat wannabees and gonnabees.
 
#4- Expat business startups:
Things you need to know when starting a brand new business in L.A.
 
#5- My top 5 instant money making brick and mortar gringo/expat startup businesses:
All of these picks have extremely low startup costs   

#6- Little known water filter tips you absolutely need to know:

#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 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.   
       
#8- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.
October 18, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #999 SUN, OCT 18 (10-18-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- The trouble with Latino dog and pet owners:

Most Latin American dogs and pets are uncontrollable. It’s almost never the dog’s fault, it’s the owner, but owners don’t get it. When it comes to pet discipline and behavior, Latino owners are clueless.  

#2- “Mal Gusto” means “Bad Taste” in English. It’s a conundrum  as to why the vast majority of Latinos and Latinas have such bad home decorative taste while having surprisingly good fashion sense:

Not that I’m any arbiter of good taste. However, once you visit a few Latin American homes (even the wealthy very upscale ones) and ride in a few Latino owned cars you’ll see what I mean. For example: Latinos love white furniture, upholstery and rugs. Certainly white and light colored stuff look good in the showroom… but at home, only for the first few months. Newsflash! Not only are we in the tropics, where smudges, humidity, dirt and sweat-stains are the norm, many Latino families also have undisciplined pets that don’t mind romping and peeing on sofas, chairs and rugs. Ahgggh!       

#3- The untold trails and tribulations of a lone gringo radio personality working at a 100% Latino radio station:

#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 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.              

#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.

October 16, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #998 FRI, OCT 16 (10-16-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- You know of course there are toxic “forever chemicals” in your water, right? That’s why you absolutely need a “carbon block” filter in your water purifier’s final stage. You do nave a purifier I hope:
We are all guinea pigs, unwittingly loading up on over 5000 plus chemicals and micro- plastics that never even existed 50 or so years ago. Yes, a revoltin’ development for sure. Today we discuss a few quick and easy ways to eliminate most of those those hidden health hazards.
 
#2- Johnny’s special “tattoo report”:
About half the people in the modern world have tattoos and Latin Americans lead the pack- with Latinas outnumbering Latin men in the tattoo department. Its gotten to the point that some think they’re suitable for children of all ages. That said, today’s rant hits on the good, bad… and a lot of ugly.

#3- There really is a sort of “Plastic Surgery” culture in Latin America and a lot of things you didn’t know about it:

#4- “Dear Johnny, I don’t know where he got it from, but my kid’s a genius:
Please just gag me with a spoon! How many time have you heard that ridiculous statement before?
Why is it at one time or another, nearly every gringo parent brags up a kid or two and thinks they're geniuses? Its odd though, you’ll almost never hear a Latino parent brag on his kids like that.

#5- Speaking of the truly rare occurrence of an authentic 100% genius( they usually occur once in a generation for any particular career) ... today we have a small non- musical tribute to genius Eddie Van Halen (RIP age 65):

#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- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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”.
October 11, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #997 SUN, OCT 11 (10-11-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Are you a “Language Dunce” like me?

#2- The bursting bubble Real Estate report- PART 5:

#3- When your “Gringo Advantage” doesn’t help:

#4- When gringos and expats take “off the books” jobs:

#5- Tips for gringos and expats who remain sitting on the fence:
Fence sitting can be a dangerous (just ask Humpty Dumpty).

#6- Solar energy tips specific to Latin America:

#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 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.              

 #8- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.

October 9, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #996 FRI, OCT 09 (10-09-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Healthcare plans in Latin America and the way their stated “lifetime” deductibles apply:

#2- My crazy life before arriving in Latin America:

#3- Token Gringos in Latin America:

#4- How our misleading first impressions (upon arrival) unfairly skew our opinions in regard to our own personal top 3 Latin Country picks and pans:

#5- The untold dope on how all 3rd world IMF Cov-idiot loans have strict conditions attached, like big across-the-board tax increases:

#6- Rooftop Solar Hot Water System performance-versus-the new high efficiency ‘heat pump” water heaters:

#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 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.              

#8- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.

October 4, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #995 SUN, OCT 04 (10-04-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Healthcare in Latin America in the age of Cov-idiots:
Today’s “boots on the ground” report

#2- Skin cancer and sunny sunny Latin America:

#3- Travel and Airport Cov-idiot update:

#4- The problem with being of Neanderthal decent:
Do you have Neanderthal genes?

#5- The truth about installing insulation, weather-stripping and double-pane windows in Latin American homes:

#6- LED lights, dimmers and controlling dirty EMF in your home:

#7- Solar Panel sizing and tips to consider for your proposed solar setup- PART 8:

#8- 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.              
 
#9- Want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.

   

October 2, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #994 FRI, OCT 02 (10-02-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR UPDATE- Johnny’s next Latin American seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. The Guatemalan airport opened on Sept 18, 2020 and international travel rules are lightening up considerably. For info and signup details visit www.ExpatPlanB.com. Attend the seminar and connect with Johnny’s personal expat network. It’s the sure-fire way to turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Visiting “Vacation” Resorts in the time of Cov-idiots:
There are some really amazing now that tourism is dead... but the "resort" rules have changed too

#2- Brownouts, blackouts and momentary power outages in Latin America:

#3- Portable emergency Solar Power setup tips for Latin America:

#4- The California “Poop Location App” and why it’s sooo important to get the hell out of Dodge now:
Today we have (disgusting) reasons #3526 thru #3901:
 
#5- What you need to know about Gasoline quality in Latin America:
Recommended “south of the border” gas stations and the brands and octanes to trust when you stop to fill up.

#6- Solar Panel sizing and tips to consider for your proposed solar setup:

#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 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.       
 
#8- Want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite 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

#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”.

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