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

August 30, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1082 SUN, AUG 29 (08-29-21) 

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 Cov-idiot Fake News:
Yes, true to form, the lame street media is reporting fake Cov-idiot news coming out of Latin America too. Today we prove it with another “boots on the ground” report out of Mexico City…       
 
#2- Valuable tips for Spanish Dunces like me:
Today we report on the difficulties some if not most of us gringos have in Learning Spanish. When discussing the topic with language dunces like me, these questions always seem to come up;
How much Spanish is enough. how much really necessary and how much written Spanish you really have to know?
 
#3- How to NOT to be a foolish, clueless gringo “do gooder”:
Most Gringos and Expats have big hearts and are very generous. Unfortunately when they try to help out poor Latinos, most feel good by doing the act but are really just tossing their dough into the toilet. The question is, how can you make your charitable actions count.
 
#4- The “Wealthy Backpacker” phenomena:
What’s up with that? The term sounds like an oxymoron but they exist and I’ve met some of them. The wealthy ones certainly don’t advertise it. They strive to maintain a low profile but do leave subtle signs that prove they are cut from a different cloth than the “usual suspect” scruffy, tightwad backpacker stereotype.

#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”.

August 27, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1081 FRI, AUG 27 (08-27-21) 

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 Cov-idiot update:
How is it that in so many “off the tourist trail” Latin Countries like Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and more, only about 4% the of the population has been vaxxed? Yet their hospitals are not overrun with sick patients and there is no real panic in the streets? Sure, the uneducated sweaty masses want the vax, even more so if it’s free (but nothing is for nothing). Today we have some “boots on the ground” reports from expat gringos in the thick of it who are observing the lunacy first hand.
 
#2- When Gringos get Robbed:
Beware of two low-lifes on cheap motorcycles…

#3- Ultra cheap Ivermectin for Humans, Horses and other warm blooded creatures:

#4- 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

#5- 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”.
August 15, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1080 SUN, AUG 15 (08-15-21) 

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 Cov-Idiot Update:

#2- How to get Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine for Covid treatment by mail legally;

#3- Bullying in Latin America:

#4- How Latin American LP Gas companies will constantly rip you off no matter how often you complain:

#5- Crimes and misdemeanors in Latin America- CONTINUED:

#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”.
 
#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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

August 13, 2021  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1079 FRI, AUG 13 (08-13-21)
 
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- China closes down English online teaching classes:
It was once a nice way for expats to make a living from home or anywhere but now the Chinese govt has shut down that option. But don’t fret. There are a thousand other options (see below).
 
#2- Making Money in Latin America:
New online freelance job opportunity ideas for gringos and expats explained:
 
#3- The problem with growing Coffee:
Do you have a green thumb? Are you thinking about coming down and maybe tinkering a bit with growing coffee?
Well it’s not like growing tomatoes. It ain’t easy and today we discuss why it’s almost impossible for the novice to get a good coffee crop going…
 
#4- Those damned International Bank wire transfer problems explained:
If you have money in a US bank, it seems like you need the bank’s permission to move YOUR MONEY or wire it somewhere else. You probably already know that dealing with them is a pain in the ass. But rest assured they will get their comeuppance. It’s starting to happen already. Bitcoin and other cryptos will demolish them in the end. No one deserves to be slapped down more than the banks(though Gates, Falsie, Soros, big Pharma and the govt need a good slapping too).
 
#5- 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”.
 
#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

August 8, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1078 SUN, AUG 08 (08-08-21) 

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 Cov-idiot update:
Today we have a “boots on the ground” report highlighting the increasing difficulties expats are encountering when crossing country borders and what to do about it.
 
 #2- Tips Gringos and Expats really need to know about owning, operating and installing Air Conditioning units in a Latin American residence that will save you a ton of money:
Few Expats live in the perfect climate zone called the “altiplano” (3500 to 8000 ft. elevation) where neither air conditioning nor heating units are necessary. Chances are you will live on the beach, near a coast or in low elevations so YOU WILL need air conditioning in your bedroom. If not, you will suffer. But since the cost of electricity in Latin America is one of the few items beyond 1st world expensive, you must pay attention to these details or your pocketbook will suffer.    

#3- Ten Latino cultural norms and habits that gringos and expats could learn from: 

#4- 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 

#5- 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”.
August 6, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1077 FRI, AUG 06 (08-06-21) 

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 5 things I absolutely hate about living in Latin America that absolutely cannot be changed or fixed:
Of course there are hundreds of things to like and even love about living down here. That's why Latin America is a fantastic "Plan B" and why we like it so much. But today by popular demand we bring you a list of the unchangeable ugly and irritating side of living in Latin America...  
 
#2- Some thoughts on the terminal cancer that’s eating the USA from the inside out:
A 20 something Venezuelan immigrant (escapee) living in California (a US university graduate student) rants on what he sees as the rapid deterioration of everything that once made America great. He emphasizes the fact that the vast majority of intelligent US college students, professors and even 2nd and 3rd generation Latinos have somehow been thoroughly infected with the “woke” disease. Because he was born and raised in a socialist autocratic society, he knows it will not end well…..    
 
#3- The Spanish language, Latinx stupidity and those pesky centuries old un-woke “la” female and “el” male articles and pronouns:
Its a big problem for brain dead “wokesters”, a huge macho elephant in the room, and it’s called the entire Spanish Language! WTF!!!!
 
#4- 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

#5- 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”.
August 1, 2021  

Descriptions- -EXPAT FILES SHOW #1076 SUN, AUG 01 (08-01-21)

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- How to be way too anonymous:
It’s great to be as anonymous as possible but some gringos and expats are ultra-paranoid and overdo it to their own personal disadvantage. 
 
#2- Everything you want to know about the use and availability of FAKE and quasi-FAKE Vax cards and PCR tests in Latin America:
Another “it could only happen in Latin America” boots and the ground discussion.
 
 #3- Brothels are legal in most all of Latin America:
Most were closed during the Cov-idiot lockdowns. They are slowly reopening under new conflicting and confusing government regs… so, what else is new? 
 
#4- When Expats live “off the grid” (in this case Nicaragua);
Today an Expat “boots on the ground” off the grid report from way, way off the gringo tourist trail. Just how far off the trail you might ask? Well, how about a 45 minutes’ drive from the nearest restaurant… 
 
#5- Everything is do to Covid, right? Not so fast. Much of what we hear in the media is just the fake news machine in full swing:
For example; the recent lame street media lying about the street protests in Guatemala City, reporting them to be a pissed off public’s anger at the lack of availability of the Cov-idiot vaxes. The real reason is a more complicated …
 
#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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