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

October 31, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1100 SUN, OCT 31 (10-31-21) 

JOHNNY’S UPCOMING (WEEK LONG) LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING ARRANGED:
Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled seminar dates (for early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 

 

#1- More Latin American Motorcycle Madness:
We’ve been collecting numerous wild and crazy eye-witness motorcycle stories and today (for your amusement) we have what we think is the topper!

#2- The case against marrying a Latin or Latino and bringing him or her back to the states:

#3- “Quince anos” coming out parties are pretty much mandatory for most all 15 year old Latin American girls. So then, what about 15 year old Latino boys? Do they get to have their “quince anos” parties too?
The answer is yes, about half of them do. However, they bare rather clandestine and not at all what you think.
 
#4- It's common knowledge "south of the border" that the majority of Latin men are serial cheaters. The age old question is... Why do Latinas tolerate infidelity in their men?
The sad truth is that the ladies acknowledge it and certainly don't like it, but still they tolerate it...  why? 
 
#5- 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

#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”.

 

October 29, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1099 SUN, OCT 29 (10-29-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- Is there ever a case for ass–crack pants?
Today’s first boots-on-the-ground story involves the arrival of a Latino construction crew where 3 out of 4 workers were sporting the extreme ass-crack pants look. Might that be offensive or embarrassing to you, uncle George or or grandma? 
The moral of the story? Mother’s don’t let your babies grow up to be morons…

#2- Will the Latin American infrastructure also crash when the 1st world infrastructure inevitably breaks down?

#3- Cops in police cruisers- what gringos and expats need to know:

#4- More motorcycle madness:
Another one bites the dust (and why that’s a good thing)
 
#5- Why the Mayan Riviera (Yucatan peninsula), once the last safe bastion for Gringos in Mexico, is no longer a safe “Plan B” for Gringos and Expats:
Narcos and extortionists are now targeting Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  Hmmm ... did you expect otherwise? Why not? That’s where thousands of naïve travelers and their tourist dollars are concentrated.  
 
#6- 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

#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”.

 

 

October 25, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1098 SUN, OCT 24 (10-24-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- Crucial things no one ever tells you when building or remodeling a house in Latin America:

#2- The problem with A/C units and their use in Latin America:

#3- What Gringos and Expats need to know about Internet service in Latin America; 

#4- Business ideas for Expats in Latin America:
How to spot unusual business niches that need filling  
 
#5- 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

#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”.
October 22, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1097 FRI, OCT 22 (10-22-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- have you heard the term 90-60-90?
You should know the significance of those 3 numbers.. They're just a bunch of numbers to Gringos and Expats but are a very big deal Latino's and Latinas in Latin America:

#2- Can you travel to Latin America without getting vaxxed?

#3- An up to date Stem Cell Clinic discussion;
 
#4- Ever wonder what shows and podcasts do I listen to?
 
#5- Ahh.. those Latin American 10 percenters… today we discuss a few things you won’t like about Latin America:
Yes, you will encounter upscale Gringo wannabees and their spoiled and entitled kids. Yes it will rub you the wrong way, but then gain, it will remind you of home…
 
#6- 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

#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”.
October 18, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1095 SUN, OCT 17 (10-17-21)

JOHNNY’S 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- Gringo “Good Samaritans”
The rumor is that an expat can get screwed by being a good guy and helping a person who has been in an accident. Do those universal “Good Samaritan” laws apply?    
 
#2- What to do if you get into a car or motorcycle accident:
Tips on how, after a traffic accident, you can do damage control and avoid getting your car impounded by the cops…
 
#3- What to do after the Expat “Honeymoon” period is over and you begin to experience the next phase, the “fish out of water” syndrome:
Soon enough every Expat asks himself if he did the right thing. Today we talk about adaptation, how to stay flexible and some tips on how not to sweat the small stuff:
 
#4- Is so called “White Privilage” and analogue to “Gringo Advantage" in Latin America:
Some thoughts on the idea that certain long term Expats admit that the “Gringo Advantage” is not all fair and it’s much like White Privilege on steroids. So what’s a gringo to do? Since there’s no way you can’t change it, should you lament and call out foul or just go with the flow?  
 
#5- 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

#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”.
October 15, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1094 FRI, OCT 15 (10-15-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- “Nothin’ is for Nothin”
DYK the USA has been giving free immigration software and training to Latin country immigration departments? Now, why would broke and unhinged Uncle Slam wanna do that? Duh! Obviously to keep an eye on the disturbing number of sheep who getting the hell out of Dodge and voting with their feet. Big Brother is exercising damage control and busily finding ways to keep track of the sheep who have left the barn.
 
#2- What happens when Gringos and Expat overstay their visas:
It used to be simple and not much of a problem. Up until very recently, if you overstayed your time you paid a little fine (per number of days overstayed) and all was forgiven. However, all this is changing for the worse. In some Latin countries most recently, immigration rules are suddenly being enforced to the letter. In Mexico for example, the immigration cops are stopping public busses and checking documents. And Gringos and Expats caught overstaying rounded up and deported (along with the illegals trying to sneak into the states). 
 
#3- Beware of those “Latin Cupid” dating sites:
Its ben said a million times that men are suckers for a pretty face. And gringo males, especially guys who speak no Spanish, are no exception and gullible to boot. They get scammed over and over again, yet they keep getting on those stupid Cupid dating sites hoping to meet Ms. Right. But from the many sad stories I’ve heard, it seems 80% of the women who post on Latina Cupid dating sites are in it for money. It’s a no brainer for those bad girls too. In fact its become a 24/7 job for some of them, stringing out as many stupid gringos as they can and hitting each one up for money each month. So today we offer some tips on how to wade through that minefield and spot the bad ones.   
 
#4- 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

#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”.
October 11, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1094 SUN, OCT 10 (10-10-21): 

JOHNNY’S 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- Going off the grid in Latin America:
More and more expats are giving the utility companies the finger. In fact, I’m doing this show from one of those gringo owned, 100% off-the-grid places right now.
 
#2- Who knew that Expat Eddie was a closet "Do Gooder":
 Today Expat Eddie shows us exactly how his unique, truly effective, and super successful “do gooder” project works:
Meanwhile, hundreds of “do gooder” groups continually arrive in Latin America with good intentions, whose efforts generally have marginal or even negative results. So then, why did it take a wild and crazy guy like Expat Eddie (a guy who mercilessly mocks “do gooders”) to implement a vastly superior plan? On top of that, the amazing thing is that his plan is self-perpetuating and keeps on rolling along.  And being that he is Expat Eddie, he implemented the entire project from the comfort of his favorite barstool. Nope, he never had to lift a finger, break a sweat or get his hands dirty... 
 
#3- Expat Eddie rides again:
Things like this can only happen to him…. 

#4- Smart meters and dirty electricity in Latin America: 

#5- 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

#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”.
 
October 8, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1093 FRI, OCT 08 (10-08-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- Manana Time strikes again:

#2- Construction and remodeling tips that I learned the hard way:

#3-A new Expat Eddie Story:
Eddie comes out of the woodwork with another outrageous tale

#4- El Salvador Cryptocurrency update:

#5- When corrupt Politician’s inadvertently do something good by mistake:

#6- 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

#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”.
October 3, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1092 SUN, OCT 03 (10-03-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- Climate Change in Latin America:
What gringos and Expats need to know.

#2- Are there water shortages in Latin America?

#3- Driving down through Latin America on the famous PAN AMERICAN highway:

#4- Everything you need to know about living in the ALTIPLANO:

#5- What the “lame stream” media never tells you about Colombia:
Things you need to think about before deciding on Colombia as a good “Plan B” move.
 
#6- Dirty Electricity (EMF) overload in the house:
10 things you absolutely need to know that will surprise the hell out of you
 
#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

#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”.

   

October 1, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1091 FRI, OCT 01 (10-01-21) 

JOHNNY’S 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- “Neither a lender nor a borrower be”
It’s time for a few words of caution when thinking about lending out tools and other items to Latinos.
For a number of reasons it’s generally NOT a good idea to lend out your stuff to anyone including trusted gringos, even if it’s a good friend or neighbor who is doing the asking. But you'll see today why it’s an especially bad idea to lend stuff to Latinos, and near crazy to even think about lending your car to a Latino… unless of course it’s a junk. So listen today and let me count the ways you will regret being a "nice guy" lender in Latin America….
 
#2- Things Gringos and Expats never ever consider when building or remodeling a house that will surely come back to haunt you 
in a year or so:
Today we talk about totally overlooked mistakes you never realized were mistakes at all while deep into a construction or remodeling project.
 
#3- Ever consider driving through Latin American borders with your dog or a pet?
Is it a good idea? Will it be tough going? Today we offer some tips and advice as well as a boots-on-the-ground story or two. 

#4- 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

#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”.

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