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

February 26, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1034 FRI, FEB 26 (02-26-21) 

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot tests now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be used internationally in March or April .  
 
#1- Common law marriage traps in Latin America:
Critical details that single gringos and expats need to know
 
#2- The extreme indebtedness of Latin Families:
How 90% of Latinos end up with zero savings and heavy debt

#3- How Gringos embarrass themselves in the presence of Latinos:

#4- Revisiting Costa Rica (and it ain’t good):
If living in C.R. still is your plan, you need to hear this.
 
#5- Crimes, Misdemeanors and the sticky fingers of the hired help:
Can petty crimes be forgiven? How much is too much?

#6 Latin American Cov-Idiot Update:

#7- Johnny’s top five words of wisdom for Newbee Expats
A realistic look beyond the rose colored glasses.
 
#8- And now a few words from the Gringo Complaint Department:
 
#9- A Cost of Living and Inflation update for Latin America:
Get ready, inflation is kicking in.
 
 #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; f 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?
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 newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (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”.
February 21, 2021  

EXPAT FILES SHOW #1033 SUN, FEB 21 (02-21-21) 

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot tests now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be used internationally in March or April .  

#1- Expat Insider Seminar Update: 

#2- Taxation in Latin America:
What gringos and expats need to know. 
 
#3- Costa Rica takes extreme taxation measures:
Because they are dead broke, deep in debt and can’t repay their loans, C.R. has decided to follow the lead of other bankrupt countries (i.e. USA, Colombia and Brazil). They are now taxing their resident’s world-wide income. Not good news for gringos and expats. 

#4- The Venezuelan Brain Drain: 

#5 Latin American Cov-Idiot Update: 

#6- Latino Landlords and the games they play:

#7- Latina Maids and Cleaning Ladies: PART 5
Should you crack the whip?   
 
#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; f 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 newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (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”.
February 19, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1032, FRI, FEB 19 (02-19-21) 

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot tests now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be used internationally in March or April .  

#1- Expat Insider Seminar Update:

#2- Revisiting hand held Translation Devices and Smartphone Translation Apps:
How well do they work and are they helping or hurting your bilingual skills.
 
#3- Nicaragua cracks down on its Gringo /Expat residents:
What’s wrong with Nicaragua, besides the fact there’s a pedophile dictator in charge?  Today we have more validation as to why Nicaragua has never been recommended as a Plan-B destination. Though somehow, despite all the warnings, certain gringo expats still end up moving there.         
 
#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; f 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 newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (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”.
February 14, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1031, SUN, FEB 14 (02-14-21) 

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot test that is now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be in international use in March or April .  

#1- The two main environmental problems facing Latin America explained:

#2- Latin America Logging and Deforestation:
What every gringo and expat needs to know
 
#3- Can you guess the two biggest health problems affecting lower middle-class and poor Latinos?
Today we discuss two giant problems and how they can be easily managed and even eliminated               
 
#4- Electric cars in Latin America:
Should you get one? You might wonder if it’s worth it, since electric utility costs are twice as high down here than New Jersey or Cleveland. You’ll be surprised!
 
#5- Latin American Cov-Idiot update:
Infrared temperature devices are everywhere. Every business uses them, yet it’s a little known fact that they DON’T WORK as intended and never did. They’re just psychological “feel good” measures to make you think the management actually has a viable vetting process.    
 
#6- The secret lives of Maids, Gardeners, and maintenance guys:
What gringos and expats 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; f 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 newly updated, "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”.
February 12, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1030, FRI, FEB 12 (02-12-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot test that is now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be in international use in March or April .  
 
#1- Will your electonic and personal stuff suffer in the humidity and heat of a Tropical Climate?
How to manage extreme tropical temperatures and humidity. How Latin climates effect your personal items and delicate electronic equipment and what you can do about it
 
#2- The maintenance problem in Latin America:
In Latin America it’s ridiculously apparent that product maintenance is lax to nonexistent. Today we hash it out, explaining how in a certain situations product maintenance is somehow rigidly observed.     
 
#3- Can you guess the two biggest health problems affecting lower middle-class and poor Latinos?
Today we discuss two giant problems and how they can be easily managed and even eliminated
 
#4- Besides money, what kind of gifts will your workers really appreciate?
Gringos and Expats are known to be generous with their maids, gardeners and maintenance guys. Today we discuss the best and worst gifts you can give them.
 
#5- When listeners scold me:
Yes, I often get reproached for my opinions and get occasional hate mail:
But then again, fighter pilots always say you get the most flack when you’re right over the target..
 
#6- Crypto and Bitcoin haters:
Its funny how crypto hate mostly emanates from people who were too chicken or indecisive to pull the trigger. We've all had countless opportunities to dip a toe in the crypto waters. Ever since 2013, when Bitcoin was around 200 bucks, I've been repeatedly laying out the case for crypto on this show. And now that Elon Musk is in, the train may have left the station. You had 7 years to pull the trigger, to jump on board the most amazing run-up in a lifetime. Sadly, some people who never got on board keep crying Ponzi scheme, an talk about criminals and terrorist financing. But we know inside, the haters are secretly kicking themselves.    
 
#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; f 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 newly updated, "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”.
February 7, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1029, SUN, FEB 07 (02-07-21) 

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot test that is now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be in international use in March or April .  

#1- Latin American Cov-idiot Update:
Travelling in Latin America in the age of Cov-idiots.
 
#2- Latina Lady Cops Revisited:
They generally travel in pairs, and with a dumber male cop partner. Lady cops differ quite a bit from their lunk-headed male-cop Latino counterparts
 
#3- Quickie Divorces, Latin Style:
Do Gringos and Expats qualify?     
 
#4- The Name Game:
The risk of secondary effects when cursing a kid with an odd or cutesy name.
 
#5- Canadian Snowbirds get their wings clipped by comrade Prime Minister Trudeau:
Yet another nail in the coffin for the airline biz.

#6- More from the “It Can Only Happen In Latin America” department:    

#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 newly updated, "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”.
February 5, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1028, FRI, FEB 05 (02-05-21)

JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot test that is now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be in international use in March or April .  
 
#1- Latin American Covidiot Update:
 
#2- Rats!!.. I was pulled over by the cops again!!!
When you get pulled over in Latin America your gringo advantage will surely kick in… that is, unless you’re smack on the tourist trail- then it might work against you. Nevertheless, this time I was pulled over in the boonies but I wasn’t carrying a valid driver’s license. Big problem normally, right? So what do you think happened? It's the topic of today’s first boots-on-the-ground story.
 
#3- When Latinos turn on the sarcasm…
Yes, smart Latinos can be sarcastic in their own special ways…          
 
#4- A few words about the “Hookah” smoking craze in Latin America:
It’s a fad with mostly the 18 to 25 year old Latino crowd and hard one to figure… but fads are like that.
 
#5- The truth about Electric Power outages in Latin America:
You’ve the heard stories of constant blackouts. You'd think outages shouldn’t be an issue anymore since almost all Latin country state power companies have merged with private 1st world power companies and thus they all have vastly improved power distribution infrastructures. That’s true, but then why do so many outages still happen? Listen and find out why.    
 
#6- From the “It Can Only Happen In Latin America” department:
Today you’ll hear about a relaxing Sunday afternoon Latin style picnic that turned out to be the kind of event that could never happen in the 1st world...
 
#7- The amazing value of a hidden passport pouch and a stealthy zipper belt:
More sure fire Gringo/Expat Business ideas for you to ponder:    
 
#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 newly updated, "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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