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

November 29, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1010, SUN, NOV 29 (11-29-20)

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- More on the latest Cov-Idiot future Vaccine details for Latin America:
Will there be a 2nd Cov-Idiot wave down here, or is it just BS fake news? Why is it that suddenly no one seems to be dying from the seasonal flu? Hmmmm……I smell a rat…
 
#2- More cutesy oddball things about Latin America that will probably begin to annoy you:
Better to just ignore them or you’ll become a cynic. They’re cultural effects that will never (or only very slowly) change:

#3- Today we explain reasons #4352 thru #5647 why leaving the USA is absolutely the best thing you or I could ever do:

#4- How to avoid getting unduly frustrated while trying to locate obscure Latin American addresses:
Yes, Latin American big city designs and traffic flow patterns are chaotic. The cities just sort of grew and expanded like mindless weeds. They were NOT pre-planned or laid out in any logical manner and when ¾ of streets are named after saints and genocidal dictators, estimating your trip ETA can be a pain in the ass.    
 
#5- Why is your 1st world Cov-Idiot news so different from the Cov-Idiot news coming out of the Latin media and press?
Today we discuss the present state of Latin American journalism. Thankfully, there’s a lag-time-effect built into Latino journalistic world. In other words, Latino Journalists have not yet begun to shamelessly suck up to big govt, big pharma, social media pressure and concentrated corporate media owners. Many Latino reporters are still fearless and do unbiased reporting without an agenda - unlike the vast majority of spineless, kiss-ass weenies in the US press and media corps.      
 
#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”.

   

November 27, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1009, FRI, NOV 27 (11-27-20)

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 skinny on the upcoming Cov-Idiot vaccine situation and idiot Govt plans and schedules in Latin America:

#2- Why you absolutely need to use a VPN:
Never mind that good ones cost around 50 bucks a year… there are so many reasons they are important you’re nuts if you DON’T use one.
 
#3- What about the recent protests and violence in Guatemala City?
Should we be worried? What’s up with that? Turns out it’s a tempest in a teapot and business as usual in Latin America. That kind of routine stuff is in the spotlight when the first-world is having a slow news week.
 
#4- Important tips about your selection of floors and floor coverings in your Latin American home:
Your selection will make a huge difference in convenince, comfort and maintenance.
 
#5- EXPATS BEWARE! Your maid, maintenance guy and/or cleaning lady will occasionally break and damage your stuff:
There is little you can you do but grin and bear it. Gringos never really get used to it, so do protect and store your more delicate stuff so as not to tempt fate.
 
#6- Mariachi Bands: Can you believe Latinos actually pay good money to hire these guys?
Gringos don’t get it. There’s a disconnect. We will never understand why they’re in such great demand at parties in almost all Latin Countries(especially birthday parties). How is it possible that a bunch of talentless, boring, out of tune, potbellied guys in oversized dingle-balled hats are necessary for the success of a Latino birthday party?
 
#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”.

November 22, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1008, SUN, NOV 22 (11-22-2020)

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- Tips when Creating a Brick and Mortar Business in Latin America:

#2- Why is running a business in Latin America so relatively cheap?

#3- When Latin Governments resort to gouging gringos:
Yet another reason Ecuador is becoming less friendly to Gringos and Expats
 
#4- Charities and other heart-tugging scams:
Beware of well pressed “Do Gooders”
 
#5- The truth about renting and deposits:
Hint… no matter how spotless and angelic a renter you may be, there’s a slim chance you’ll get back your full deposit when leaving.
 
#6- Latino Rental Contracts and the unspoken details:
What your Latino Landlord won’t be telling that you really need to know before signing on the dotted line.
 
#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”.
November 20, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1007, FRI, NOV 20 (11-20-2020)

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- Some Latinos prefer to drink unsafe water:
I’m not kidding. In a taste test, Latinos prefer their “iffy” bottled water brands to the ultra-pure water I make at home! Go figure... and WTF!  

#2- Shopping for a new vehicle in the age of Cov-Idiots:

#3- The million peso healthcare question is….
Why do you run across so many very very old and wrinkly Latinos who are still working and in good health?
 
#4- A "gringo life" report from Boquete, Panama:
Boquete is where the low-budget gringo hip-replacement crowd goes to retire in lieu of Miami.
 
#5- To Mask, or not to Mask?
That is the question…
 
#6- Why Latinos don’t read books:
Its not because they don't have the desire. Its complicated.
 
#7- What does it mean to get quarantined in Latin America:
Another enlightening “boots on the ground“ story…

#8- What you need to know about CBD oil in Latin America:

#9- What you need to know about traveling with your prescription meds in Latin America:

#10- 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.      
 
#11- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in without help?
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

#12- 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”.

   

November 13, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1006, FRI, NOV 13 (11-13-2020)

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- Its unfortunate but in Latin America, if you don't have the invasive WhatsApp installed, you will be disconnected from practically everyone. And that's not good. You won't be able to get a plumber, repairman, taxi or even get a restaurant reservation. It’s a double edged sword but you can take steps to minimize its invasiveness.    

 

#2- How anal are you? Some Gringos and Expats are known to get pissed off and lose their cool with some regularity:

It mostly happens after ta few months and the "paradise effect" wears off. It happens a lot to straight arrow rule following gringos. But in time most of us learn not to sweat the small stuff. We either become more tolerant or pack our bags and head back to Cleveland.

 

#3- When entitled Latin children of the rich grow up to be entitled adult children of the rich..

 

#4-The Rich Latino with no class dilemma:

One of life's ironies is how people with money almost always assume they have great taste and class.. .. most don’t.

 

#5-Latin Real Estate bubble news: 

 

#6- Some items I always travel with:

 

#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.   

       

#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”.

November 8, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1005, SUN, NOV 08 (11-08-2020):

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- People who actually leave Dodge versus people who repeatedly “promise” to leave Dodge and never do:

#1- Inside Johnny’s Expat DYI Toolbox –PART 2

#2- Falling down the “Lost in Translation” rat hole:

#3- The Latin American Marijuana Chronicles for Gringos and Expats :

#4- What about CBD oil in Latin America?

#5- When unorthodox English words “seep’ into a Spanish conversation:

#6- Photo ID’s and how to foil the idiots and morons who request a copy from you:

#7- Tips on Passport renewal:

#8- The trouble with first, middle and last-names in Latin America:

#9- 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.           

#10- 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

#11- 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”.
November 6, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1004, FRI, NOV 06 (11-06-2020):

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- Find out exactly what’s in Johnny’s personal toolbox:
Here’s Johnny’s list of basic tools every expat should have around the house or apartment. His basic toolbox will make your expat life soooo much easier and infinitely less stressful. Remember, Johnny has had 30 years of DIY projects and tinkering allowing him to work out, modify and streamline this basic tool kit for expats.  
 
#2- Road Rage in Latin America:
Today’s first boots-on-the-ground story of Latino/Latina Road Rage

#3- The truth about Illegal Aliens caught at the border and separated from their precious (or maybe not so precious) kids:

#4- Latin American infrastructure and the real physical cost of the graft and the “skim”:
No doubt about it every time you hit the road, both you and your poor car will suffer.

#5- What you didn’t know about garbage pickup and litter in Latin America:

#6- WARNING! The formerly lucrative business “Teaching English Online” to Chinese kids takes a hit:
Today our English online expert, the famous Mr. B, chimes in on the changing state of the program.
 
#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”.
November 2, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1003, SUN, NOV 01 (11-01-2020):

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 Latin American Cov-Idiot Update:
Your “Gringo Advantage” in the age of Cov-Idiots. Today’s first boots-on-the-ground story

#2- Shipping your pets to Latin America:

#3- Joining the “I Hate Motorcycles club”:
Though you’ll probably still like Harleys, Ducati’s and BMW’s-  the riders are upscale and have some manners… it’s the brain dead masses in their noisy, rusted out 125cc rice burners you’ll quickly learn to despise.     

#4- The scary truth about Moto-Taxis (sometimes called moto-canchas)

#5- “To Serve and Extort”:
About Female Cops- is it a good or a bad thing that Latina cops don’t take bribes?

#6- Common Latin American stereotypes about us gringos and expats:

#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”.

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