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

May 30, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1059 SUN, MAY 30 (05-30-21)

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 USA 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- If you're considering a self-sufficient Expat life in the Boonies you really need to hear this:
With today’s first “boots on the ground” story we discuss the highs, lows, joys and difficulties of living far away from a good sized Latino town or city. The question is, can you handle it? Much depends on if your significant other is on the same page.
 
#2- The sad truth is that the vast majority of Latinos neglect their pets and treat most animals badly:
It’s a persistent and disturbing problem that gringos see right away but locals just don't seem to recognize.   
 
#3- Be careful when installing solar panels in Latin America:
Hers are four things you've never considered that could subtly damage or degrade the maximum system output power from day one.

#4- If you’re confused by the scary hubbub about Bitcoin and cryptos being supreme energy hogs and carbon polluters, you really need to hear this:

#5- A few complaints from gringos living in Latin America you’ve noticed but probably never analyzed:
All gringos have an ever growing list of 3rd world complaints. Many gringos are annoying chronic complainers (I’m sure you know a few). Today we discuss persistent small irritations that you can never change… and nope they’re not the usual complaints like manana time, lack of details, potholes and bad drivers.

#6- The truth about those street and restaurant dogs:

#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”.
May 28, 2021  

 Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1058 FRI, MAY 28 (05-28-21)

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 USA 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 “hair raising” gringo boots on the ground robbery story:
The bad guys travel two on a moto..

#2- The beauty of using email “aliases”- the how’s and why’s:   

#3- For all of you Beef Eaters in Latin America:
What you need to know about buying and eating meat in Latin America

#4- The ever changing nature of shipping and receiving your online orders in your chosen Latin American country;

#5- When gringos get old in Latin America:
Today we discuss the options, like having a live in nurse…  
 
#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”.

May 23, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1057 SUN, MAY 23 (05-23-21)

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 USA 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- Inflation effects for Gringos and Expats in Latin America:

#2- How Biden’s the $15 an hour minimum wage is rocket fuel for illegal immigration into the states:
In a culture where the DAILY wage is $15 to $20, the news is travelling fast that Biden’s has initiated a $15 per HOUR bonanza   
 
#3- Solar Power and getting off the grid in Latin America:
Do the payback numbers make sense?
 
#4- When Latinos prefer their own tainted drinking water:
Say what? Some Latinos prefer the dirty devil they know…
 
#5- Lost in translation –AGAIN!
Yes, even after 30 years of expat life, language boo-boos keep happening…
 
#6- When Gringos and Expats dabble in cryptocurrencies:
Another crazy “boots on the ground” story…

#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”.
May 21, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1056 FRI, MAY 21 (05-21-21)

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, 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- The latest in cov-idiot vax hacks for Gringos and Expats:

#2- The truth about “tall white privilege” in Latin America:

#3- The Latina rules of Love and Attraction:

#4- Choosing to live in an exclusive neighborhood will trigger certain responses from your neighbors:Today’s first “boots on the ground” story

#5- When Gringos get targeted by bad guys (and how to avoid that scenario):

#6- The downside of hanging out with wealthy, entitled Latinos:
No doubt about it. If you live off the gringo tourist trail its certain that some of your rich and idle neighbors will want to hang with you the token gringo.

#7- More reasons to get out of Dodge: 

#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”.
May 16, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1055 SUN, MAY 16 (05-16-21)

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- Picking your Cov-Idiot vax poison:
Will you get pricked or not? 

#2- The secondary effects of the “Gringo Advantage”: 

#3- Car accidents and Gringos:
Another crazy “boots on the ground” story, this time revolving around a gringo rear-ending a cop!
 
#4- Beware of “woke“ gringos spreading their stink in Latin America:
Yes, unfortunately they do exist, though almost exclusively on the gringo tourist trail.  Yet another reason to stay away from gringoized towns and cities

#5- Racism, classism and ageism in Latin America- PART 2

#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”.

May 14, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1054 FRI, MAY 14 (05-14-21)

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, 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- The REAL stats on robberies in Lain America:
Yes, local Latinos get robbed all the time. Every Latino has a “snatch and grab” story or ten. But what about the true robbery stats for Gringos and Expats?

#2- Why I personally have NOT been robbed in 30 years, and how you can avoid the problem too: 

#3- TEN disturbing new reasons to get out of Dodge:
If you have not gotten your ass in gear by now, meaning you’re not somewhere along on your Plan B, you’re likely to remain an observer and cry “foul” when the ship sinks and you with it.
 
#4- How I keep up with cryptocurrency and crypto new:
The 3 Crypto podcasts I listen too daily to stay informed.
 
#5- Is it a good idea to buy an electric car in Latin America?
Here’s what you need to know...

#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”.

May 9, 2021  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1053 SUN, MAY 09 (05-09-21)
 
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- What you need to know about brainwashed Gringos and Expats who get the Cov-idiot vaccine in Latin America:\
Another crazy “boots on the ground” story.
 
#2- Gun ownership recommendations for Gringos and Expats in Latin America:
In my 30 years of living in Latin America, I’ve owned at least a half dozen guns here (legally). Her are my firearms recommendations and tips…  

#3- A word regarding the endless frustrations and hair pulling involved when trying to locate street addresses in Latin America:

#4- The problem with street signs in Latin America:  

#5- Fast and simple ways to keep your Latin American smartphone anonymous and secure:
 
#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”.

May 7, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1052 FRI, MAY 07 (05-07-21)

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, 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- Here’s what you didn’t know about the never ending flow of illegals to the states and the involvement of local area godfather type “expediters” in charge of the Coyote business:

#2- Buying a car in Latin America:
Tips and advice that will save expats and gringos a ton of grief
 
#3- More on my summer job on the Chicago street department “Dead Dog” crew:
It was actually the 2nd worst job in the world. Now of course you’re wondering about s the worst job, right? I almost signed up for that one too… lucky thing I didn’t.  
 
#4- Some overly disgusting Latin American habits you will cringe at:
Do gringos ever fully accept and get over them?
 
#5- What do you really know about illegal Latinos getting caught at the border and deported?
You think you have a good idea about what’s going on, but most everyone gets the the facts all wrong. Ever wonder the “real” odds of a person getting caught? Is it a sure thing or a stupid gamble? You’ll be surprised.
 
#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”.
May 2, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1051 SUN, MAY 02 (05-02-21)

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- “PORTA ARMAS?” That’s a question Latino cops will always ask when you get pulled over at a traffic stop:
It means “Are you carrying a gun?” Wow, say what? So then what are you supposed to do and say? Not to worry and here’s why…..

#2- Traffic cops, pedestrians, crap-cars and terrible Latino drivers- PART 2:

#3- What the media never tells you about common criminals with rap sheets:

#4- How gringos pay their lawyers to manipulate the Latin Court System: PART 1:

#5- When Gringos end up in Jail:
Today we discuss how Gringos and Expats can avoid spending time in a Latin jail even if they do something very stupid and actually deserve it.

#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”.

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