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

July 30, 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 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- The irrational habits of the non-discriminating Gringo “wannabee” crowd:
Today we discuss the irrationality of the amazingly high percentage of Latinos who seek out, crave and try to copy the best and the worst of Gringo culture
 
#2- Only in Latin America:
The unimagined strangeness of my Latin American DJ days- years 2000 through 2008
 
#3- From the “Things you will learn to hate about Latin America” department:
It generally happens that newly arrived green Gringo’s find the ubiquitous and repetitive Latin rock and reggeton blasting everywhere somewhat refreshing, novel and interesting. However unless you are a dancing fool, after a few months it gets old, boring and irritating, and there’s nothing you can do about it…

#4- The fine and sometimes annoying art of “digressing”

#5- The most common and aggravating plumbing problems in Latin America:
Keep an eye out…don’t let this happen to you!
 
#6- Lost in Translation Case #24356:
Misread signals and your Latin plumber……

#7-Guatemala Cov-idiot update:

#8- How to download all 1070 Expat Files shows free (11 years’ worth):

#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”.
July 25, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1074 SUN, JULY 25 (07-25-21)

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 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- Latin American Crimes and Misdemeanors- PART 2

#2- Americans calling the Kettle Black:
More facts the lame street media doesn’t want you to know; namely that the tide has turned and most all USA big cities are actually MORE dangerous than the usual suspect Latin cities.

#3- How and why so many Gringos and Expats become their own worst enemies:

#4- What Gringos and Expats absolutely need to know about Latin property titles and land surveys:

#5- The most common and aggravating plumbing problems in Latin America:
Keep an eye out…don’t let this happen to you!

#6- Lost in Translation- AGAIN!

#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”.

 

   

July 23, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1073 FRI, JULY 23 (07-23-21) 

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- The top car buying tips for gringos and expats in Latin America: 

#2- Latin American Cov-Idiot stupidity update: 

#3- Johnny’s Expat Insider Seminar Update for fall 2021: 

#4- Cov-idiot Airline Gouge tactics: 

#5- Stop with the COSTA RICA questions already!!!
FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME! Go into my Expat Files archives and see all the many examples why Costa Rica is a BAD “Plan B” destination. Yes, it’s a great place to visit. I should know. I lived there 3 years myself.
BUT I REPEAT!!!There are so many reasons to skip CR (let me count the ways)…. besides the fact its 1st world expensive (caused by the masses of gringos) the ever smiling, seemingly wonderful CR locals have grown truly jaded and deeply resentful. But you won’t see that side until you’ve been had. You can’t blame them, after decades of putting up with hordes of demanding gringos making 10x the dough they do and watching gringos completely redesign the place to suit their own 1st world sun and fun vacationing demands. After observing 30+ years of invading (often crass and demanding) gringos, CR commoners, lawyers, cops, bureaucrats, realtors etc., etc., have learned countless ways to get over on gringos. As a result, EVERY EXPAT AND GRINGO I KNOW WHO HAS EVER LIVED IN CR FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD HAS BEEN SCAMMED, GOUGED AND/OR RIPPED OF MULTIPLE TIMES (including me). And though you may be a low budget backpacker, without the to dough to invest or get involved in a business or project, you’ll still be a target and get gouged and scammed on the small things like a thousand paper cuts (or the Chinese water torture).    

By the way… most gringos drop CR like a hot potato after having boots on the ground experiences in other Latin countries. Generally, gringo who fall in love with the place and stay have very limited experience with other Latin countries.       

#6-Beware of “woke” Expats and Expat groups on Twaddle and Fakebook:

#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”.
July 19, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1072 SUN, JULY 18 (07-18-21) 

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 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- Someone once said that the only stupid questions are the ones you don’t ask…I beg to differ…

#2- The persistence of bad Expat diets and the recent introduction of high fructose corn syrup in Latin America:

#3- Frequently asked Stem Cell treatment questions:

#4- Latin American private, K through 12, helicopter schools explained:
How and when does a particular school rate "helicopter" status?

#5- Latin American Cov-Idiot stupidity update:

#6- In certain Latin countries up to 50% of Latinos work “off the books”:
Today we discuss how chaotic governments like Brazil’s actually created the situation and why governments are all for eliminating paper money and creating a digital currency. It’s the perfect solution to pick the pockets of all of those millions of unregistered workers.  

#7-Beware of “WOKE” Expats and Expat groups on Twaddle and Fakebook:

#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”.

   

July 16, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1071 FRI, JULY 16 (07-16-21) 

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 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- When Gringo’s become Expats for the WRONG reasons:

#2- Is it irony, hypocrisy or the nostalgia:
Why do disgruntled Expat Gringos who’ve succeeded in getting out of dodge, continue to celebrate traditional American holidays like the 4th of July?
 
#3- Fire in the hole:
Are Latino firemen and fire departments reliable? What to do when your place starts to burn..
 
#4- Monkey see Monkey do. Gringo see Gringo do….
When Gringos copy Gringos and make the same dumb mistakes.

#5- Latin American Cov-Idiot stupidity update:

#6- Peru’s businessmen and the moneyed upper classes panic, pulling their dough out of Peru’s banks, as the country elects a communist president:
Brilliant move right? Especially since the promise of freebees, class equality and redistribution of wealth has made such paradises out of Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, North Korea and China
 
#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”.
July 12, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1070 SUN, JULY 11 (07-11-21) 

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- What Latin women want:
Again by popular demand we discuss the Latin American love, romance and relationship angle…
 
#2- In defense of the gringo/expat cheapskate:
A few words for gringos and expats who do things on the super cheap and are are unapologetically proud of it   
 
#4- All gringos and expats must pass:
We don’t like thinking about it, but when that terminal stage presents itself the question is, “will you have an exit plan?”

#5- To be, or not to be working “off the books” …that …is the question:If you plan on working or doing business in Latin America you will eventually face that dilemma. 

#-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”
July 9, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1069 FRI, JULY 09 (07-09-21) 

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 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- Living the self-sufficient farm life in Nicaragua:
Today we talk about what it’s like to live “off the tourist trail” in a country the US govt. hates.
 
#2- How to LEGALLY get Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine by the US mail:
Don't despair. It's so much easier than you think
 
#3- What is the ideal retirement nest egg for expats living in Latin America:
Do the proper cost of living calculations..
 
#4- Construction and remodeling tips for physically challenged and handicapped expats and gringos:
Since all of us will eventually get old, slow and less mobile, one should definitely consider the home ergonomics when initiating any construction or remodeling project
 
#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”.
July 5, 2021  

Descriptions- AEXPAT FILES SHOW #1068 SUN, JULY 04 (07-04-21)

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 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 word about “Plan B” fence sitters, tire kickers and procrastinators: 

#2- Dissecting the common wannabe misconception that visting gringo tourist destinations somehow equates to having a meaningful “boots on the ground” experience:
We discuss the big difference between legit and non-legit ‘boots on the ground” experiences.  

#3- Why are so many European expats suddenly flooding in to Latin America?

#4- DYK that Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world has an official stance against Muslim immigration?
Today we discuss a few stark examples…
 
#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”.

July 2, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1067 FRI, JULY 02 (07-02-21)

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 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- The complete guide to the Cov-idiot plan-demic in Latin America:
For example, Chile is the most heavily locked down country in Latin America, meanwhile it’s the most vaxxed too(60% fully vaxxed, 80% with at least one jab). Smart people know there is something very wrong here…

#2- Your Cov-idiot questions answered and what you absolutely need to know when travelling south of the border.

#3- Roads, bridges, subways and other Latin American infrastructure problems:

#4- Why Nicaragua is a terrible choice for a “Plan B”:
It’s a classic example of how corrupt govts eat their own
 
#5-The case for owning a small plane 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”.

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