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

April 30, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1050 FRI, APR 30 (04-30-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- How to hack a PCR test (ahhem.. this is for informational purposes only):

#2- When gringo/expats inherit Latino kids through marriage:
It happens to thousands of gringos and gringas every year and it could can happen to you too. Today we have a few unspoken tips on the subject and stark “boots on the ground” story  

#3- A note about the coolest daytime waking and hangout spots and how to quickly locate theses areas in whatever Latin city you happen to be in:

#4- WTF? I’m suddenly running into more and more Gringos and Expats on testosterone doses these days:
Used to be just Viagra and Cialis… now it's testosterone.
 
#5- The Gringo “Savior Complex”:
Though it’s not mentioned much, it’s a persistent phenomena right up there with “Gringo Advantage” and it's not just a do-gooders thing either. Its a noble gesture that can often be a double-edged sword. So look out. 

#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 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”.
April 25, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1049 SUN, APR 25 (04-25-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Mail, courier and package forwarding service tricks and hacks Gringos and Expats need to know:
It may seem strange, but Expats and Gringos in Latin America order all kinds of stuff online just as people in the states do. However, many new green Gringos routinely get their stuff caught up in customs and often overpay. Today we show you tricks I’ve personally learned along the way…    
 
#2- What you need to know about getting that important FBI “good conduct” report:
Remember, an FBI report is required whenever you apply for residency in a Latin American country
 
#3- The ins and outs of using OLX.com (or encuentra24.com as it’s known in some countries) is Latin America’s best and most widely used Craig’s list type service. BTW, Gringos and Expats often lament that OLX.com is difficult to maneuver because it’s in Spanish. But I claim that’s a good thing because the site targets locals and not Gringos and thus gringo prices are not the standard
#4- Why Panama is off my radar as a Plan B destination:
A nice place to visit but I would't want to live there.

#5- The truth about “climate change” in Latin America:  

#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 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”.
April 23, 2021  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1048 FRI, APR 23 (04-23-21):
 
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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- More from Johnny’s “hate mail” bag:
Today we dig deeper into it:
 
#2- The “real” dope on STEM CELL clinics and treatments in Latin America:
When doing an internet search, one will inevitably get an “edited” search giving the 1st world big pharma FDA-medical industrial complex version of the Stem Cell story. Do consider that it’s NOT at all in big medicine’s interest to see USA patients opt out of the expensive and disfiguring joint replacement surgery mill and hop a flight south of the border. When reviewing random “usual suspect” articles and blogs, you’ll read that Stem Cells may or may not work and that some treatments aren’t FDA approved and therefore not available in the states. You’ll read that if Stem Cells do work the effect will be temporary. Well today you’ll hear the unedited, unbiased details. Not the medical/industrial machine party line. You’ll get the real dope for example, on why professional athletes of all kinds avoid knee and joint surgery by making the trek to certain Latin American Stem Cell clinics (by the planeload).   
 
#3- “Agua Pura “and other Latin American myths:
More disgusting news about water supplies and what do to about it.
 
#4- This week's Cov-Idiot travel update:
 
#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”.
April 18, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1047 SUN, APR 18 (04-18-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Dipping into Johnny’s “hate mail” bag:
Today we dig into some of it:
 
#2- A discussion about the faithful and non- faithful in Latin America:
If you’re wondering how religious and non-religious gringos and expats fare…
 
#3- When Latinos destroy nature and their environment:
Case in point- where are all the Quetzals? FYI It’s the national bird of Guatemala and the name of their funny money as well.  

#4- Peru- Is it a good place for your “Plan B”?

#5- Income taxes and Tax ID numbers in Latin America:
What all gringos and expats need to know about those ubiquitous things.
 
#6- Tax hacks and tax evasion in Latin America:
In Latin America most everyone cheats the government (its tit for tat since the government is useless and does nothing for them). Tax evasion is one of the national sports (just slightly behind soccer and infidelity)
 
#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 just email me at theexpatfiles@gmail.com and do 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 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”.
April 16, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1046 FRI, APR 16 (04-16-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Latin American Real Estate in the age of Cov-idiots;
We start today with recent gringo/expat real estate deals and accompanying “boots on the ground” stories.   
 
#2- When gringos and expats get fed up with Latin America and head back to Cleveland (or New Jersey):
We arrive in Latin America with rose-colored glasses (along with bad Spanish) and we think we’re in Paradise. After a few months reality hits and the doubts set in. That’s a critical time. It’s been proven over and over again that if one has patience and soldiers through the first year one will most likely never return to Cleveland NYC or Milwaukee. Today we have another stark “boots on the ground” story from a certain impatient expat who arrived years ago and after some months returned to the states. Now he’s stuck up in gringo land and has been regretting it ever since.   
 
#3- Driving stick shift in Latin America:
The manual transmission blues:
 
#4- My first crazy year in Latin America:
Another wild “boots on the ground” story.
 
#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: theexpatgfiles@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 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”.
April 11, 2021  
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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Three separate 30 and 40 something Latin guys give us the sordid details about how they serially cheat on their wives:
Welcome to today’s first very un-PC “boots on the ground” story
 
#2- A Seafood eater's alert:
What you need to know about fresh fish in Latin America:
 
#3- Common Law marriages in Latin America- Part 2:
Hey, don’t think it can’t happen to you.
 
#4- If you move to Latin America you will definitely need hobbies:
If not, you’ll probably become a couch potato or a lush
 
#5- Flying your Drone in Latin America:
As a happy Drone operator myself… today you’ll find out about some things you'll need to know and consider
 
#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; f 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 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”.
April 9, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1044 FRI, APR 09 (04-09-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- A peek behind closed doors- oh how Latinos gossip and talk about each other:
Today we reveal certain opinions Latinos are hesitant to express in front of Gringos and expats. You’ll be surprised.
 
#2- Why Mexico is officially in the crapper and way beyond redemption:
Today we have the final word on why talk about why a Mexican “Plan B” is a recipe for disaster. But cognitive dissonance reigns so some people still won’t listen.    

#3- Are you prepared to live “off the gringo tourist trail”?

#4- What you need to know about filling your US doctor written prescriptions in Latin America:
Facts about brand name and generic drugs in Latin American pharmacies:
 
#5- What you might expect during your first 4 months in Latin America:
A “boots on the ground” story.

#6- Some answers to certain questions about Gays in 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; 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 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”.

April 5, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1043 SUN, APR 04 (04-04-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Cov-idiot measures put a crimp in Easter Week (called Samana Santa here in Latin America):

#2- DYK that certain of Johnny’s MD listeners want him to shut up about Stem Cell clinics in Latin America?
Yup, almost everyone seems to be onboard with stem cells… oh yeah, except most USA orthopedic surgeons (who BTW, charge $30k per knee and hip replacement surgery). A little conflict of interest there maybe? Ya think? Well here's the dope..
 
#3- Fallen Catholics and the rise of Evangelical Christians in Latin America:
Looks like the doughy guy in Rome... the one with the funny hat, needs to fire his PR agency.
 
#4- What you need to know about lending Latinos money (I mean besides the fact you probably won’t get it back):
Oh and please don’t tell me you’ll never fall for a sob story from your maid or maintenance guy. Every long term expat I know has been hit with a not-so-creative “grandma/kid/aunt in the hospital story". We gringos and Expats are soft touches for a sob story and usually cave. Especially if its a woman and she tears up or cries...  
 
#5- When Gringos get sued by a Latinos:
The Latin court system operates under “Napoleonic” law. It’s quite different from USA law. For one thing, with Latin American courts there are no juries. We talk about the differences here and what to expect if you end up in court. Today’s two typical  “boots on the ground” examples will give you an idea of what to expect.
 
#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; f 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 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”.
April 2, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1042 FRI, APR 02 (04-02-21)

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, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when US and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    

 

#1- Do you need permission to “Get Out Of Dodge”?
 
#2- A visit to a Latin American Hyperbaric Chamber clinic:
Today’s “boots on the ground” medical tourism story
 
#3- Will Latinos ever get “Woke”?
If they do, I’ll be the first one to book a trip to Mars with Elon…
 
#4- Have you “herd” about the new Cov-idiot 20 second cheek swab test?
It’s rolling out as we speak, starting with the UK

#5- When Latino politicians “bump off” each other (and other good news):

#6- Adding up the problems in Colombia- why the former Expat paradise is becoming less and less fit as a good “Plan B” destination:
 
#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 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”.

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