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

July 19, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #974 SUN, JULY 19 (07-19-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1-Those cryptic Latin S.A. corporations:
Unwrapping the mysteries of anonymous Latin American corporations
 
#2- The TRUE personal income tax rates in Latin America:
Yes, if you look up Latin country income tax rates on Google or Wiki you will see rates similar to the US. Don’t get discouraged by what you see. Taxes are in NO way as high as stated there and today you’ll hear the REAL dope on taxes…

#3- Today we discuss some slick (maybe even underhanded) angles to lower your Latin home property taxes:

#4- Overcoming the obstacles to “Getting out of Dodge”
Do you have the wherewithal to pull it off?
 
#5- The Money and Happiness equation:
The true cost of living the good life in Latin America

#6- The VAT tax and personal N.I.T. numbers explained: 

#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 as a result 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 and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        
 
#8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#9- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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 17, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #973 FRI, JULY 17 (07-17-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Owning Gold in Latin America (yes it’s highly recommended):
Everything you wanted to know about buying, selling and transporting gold in Latin America, as well as some tips on how to spot counterfeit gold.
   
#2- Why the Latin locals aren’t following suit by bashing so called “offensive” statues and monuments in Latin America:
With thousands of genocidal dictators and shit-bag conquistadores permanently cast in bronze and on display in Latin parks and public spaces, the question is, how do the locals feel about it? The truth is, there are many more such displays down here than up in the states and yet no serious efforts to wreck them. Here’s the dope…
 
#3- The Spanish government (in Europe) has announced they are very pissed off and alarmed at the US public:
They’re insulted that statues of historical Spanish icons (like Columbus) are being routinely defaced and destroyed. As a result they’ve offered to take every one of them back 
 
#4- 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 as a result 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 and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.      
 
#5- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#6- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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 13, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #972 SUN, JULY 12 (07-12-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- The Lemmings of Latin America:
The USA is chock full of obedient zombies and lemmings and they exist here in Latin America too… a “boots on the ground” story.

#2- Pharmacy wars; another “boots on the ground” adventure into the hazy world of Latin American “Farmacias”   

#3- The unsaid truth about tourist trail English language magazines, newspapers and rags:Do check them out, but beware… you really must read them with more than just a little grain of salt… here’s why…

#4- When Gringos gouge Gringos: PART 2 

#5- “Shotgun Rent-a-Cops”:
They’re everywhere in Latin America, even at ice cream parlors and pet stores, supposedly as crime deterrents, but are they really? Here’s the real dope…

#6- How to spot dubious “new age” woo woo, “natural” health treatments and “feel good” sessions that are really rip-offs designed to lighten a gringo’s wallet:

#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 as a result 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 and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.         
   
 #8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at
 
#9- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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 10, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #971 FRI, JULY 10 (07-10-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar schedules to launch on Friday, August 21, 2020 has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to advance your essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- What you need to know about taxes in Latin America 

#2- Latin American Covid virus update:

#3- Why Brazil is not a good “Plan B” option:

#4- Biohazards you encounter daily that never knew or cared about:

#5- Beyoned Montezuma’s Revenge: The trouble with Street Food

#6- What you need to know about driving on the Pan-American Highway:

If you frequent Latin America, there’s a 99% chance you will be on an off the Pan Am HWY (the longest road in the world), so pay attention.

#7- Two more Panama Ex-Presidents get fitted for orange jump suits: Or, how to go from the Presidential Place to the slammer in one easy step

#8- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly enough, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.         

 #9- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?

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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#10- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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 6, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #970 SUN, JULY 05 (07-05-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021

My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar was to have launched on Friday, August 21, 2020. It has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules and norms regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 14th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- My Gringo Privilege, Blue-Eyed Privilege and Podcast Privilege explained:
Sorry folks. I didn’t roll the dice, I had nothing to do with it. I’m just sooooo privileged I could scream!

#2- Latin American Covid virus update:

#3- What you don’t know about Latin American Doctors

#4- THE CLUELESS GRINGO FILES; CASE #1:
When gringos and expats who get sucked in and fooled by the false hype… this time about Latin country “National” Healthcare systems
 
#5- Those mysterious Remisas:
Monthly money sent back home to Latin America by immigrants is on the increase while the US economy implodes. How is that possible?
 
#6- What’s the best Latin Country to choose for your “Plan B”?
Today we go through a 20 point “Plan B” get the hell out of Dodge checklist to help you decide
 
#7- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly enough, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        
 
 #8- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#9- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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 3, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #969 FRI, JULY 03 (07-03-2020):

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar was to have launched on Friday, August 21, 2020. It has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules and norms regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 24th, 2021. By then things will have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- Latin American Covid virus update:

#2- Have you had your own personal “hallelujah’ moment yet?
I’m referring to the moment when you absolutely knew it was time to get the hell out of Dodge

#3- Reasons why I don’t recommend Nicaragua for a “Plan B” destination:

#4- What’s the best Latin Country to choose for your “Plan B”?
Today we go through a 20 point “Plan B” get the hell out of Dodge checklist to help you decide
 
#5- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly enough, you can apply online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. For details email;  theexpatfiles@gmail.com and/or listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.
 
#6- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to get in?
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, send him an email at:
 
#7- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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”.
June 29, 2020  
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #968 SUN, JUNE 28 (06-28-2020):
 
ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! MY AUGUST 2020 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2021
My latest “Expat Insider” Seminar was to have launched on Friday, August 21, 2020. It has been postponed due to ever changing, inconsistent rules and norms regarding the openings and closing of US and Latin American airports. The new seminar dates will be January 8th thru 24th, 2021. By then things should have calmed considerably. For info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best, most sure-fire way, to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in January and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Airports, travel, covid, and the second wave(?) update:
The problem is, when everyone’s an expert, false news and hypocrisy rule the day
 
#2- Gettin’ da Hell Outta Dodge is becoming VERY popular:
What started as a slow trickle (before Corona), is now becoming an unstoppable movement
 
#3- How to get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Passport online and in just 60 days!
Now for the real silver lining in the age of Corona. Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism is dead, and tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and as a result a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. Today we discuss one of the most amazing fast track passport programs. I have personally vetted this. It’s all true and legit. Even better, you can do the complete application online without wasting time and repeatedly flying back and forth to the country! For details, send an email to: theexpatfiles@gtmail.com           
 
#4- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to get in?
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, send him an email at

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#5- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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”.
June 26, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #967 FRI, JUNE 26 (06-26-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR NEWS FLASH!
Johnny’s week long, “Expat Insider” Seminar will launch on Friday, August 21, 2020. For complete info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best and most sure-fire way to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in August and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- Why is it that so many highly qualified gringo teachers escape to Latin American to teach in private “helicopter” schools for poverty wages?
Are they naïve wanderers or just lazy? Are they schizophrenic or true rebels? Are they nuts or actually smarter than the average teacher?
 
#2- The truth about schooling your kids in Latin America:
The Latino school system explained, the do’s, the don’ts, the advantages and pitfalls.
 

#3- Drugs and drug prices in Latin America:

#4- Getting out of dodge the fast track way:

#5- Those amazing Latino survival instincts:
How the average Latino is handling the Corona lockdown
 
#6- So you want to get into Crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to get in?
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, send him an email at:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (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”.

   

June 21, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #966 SUN, JUNE 21 (06-21-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR NEWS FLASH!
Johnny’s week long, “Expat Insider” Seminar will launch on Friday, August 21, 2020. For complete info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best and most sure-fire way to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in August and turbocharge your Plan B!
 
#1- The truth about flying back and forth from the USA to Latin America:
A traveler's “boots on the ground” report in the middle of the Covid lock-down (as of June 20th)
 
#2- Gettin’ da Hell Outta Dodge; a listener explains the straw that broke the camel’s back:
Get ready for today’s second wild and crazy “boots on the ground” report
 
#3- A Scumbag’s Guide to Living a Life of Luxury in Mijami:
How crooks, killers, narcos and corrupt Latin politicians obtain quick and easy asylum in the USA- a step by step guide.
 
#4- Another Stem Cell Clinic update:
Today's third boots-on-the-ground report
 
#5- Taxis, Ubers and Uber Clones: how to choose the right junk heap
Getting around Latin America on the cheap- without having to resort to those notorious Chickenbuses  
 
#6- So you say you want to get into Crypto currencies but don’t feeling confident enough to dive in?
Never Fear! 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, just send him an email at bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info data and the 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”.
June 19, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #965 FRI, JUNE 19 (06-19-2020):

“EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR NEWS FLASH!
Johnny’s week long, “Expat Insider” Seminar will launch on Friday, August 21, 2020. For complete info and signup details go to www.ExpatPlanB.com. Remember: attending the seminar and connecting with my long-term expat network is the best and most sure-fire way to enhance your own essential expat network. Come on down in August and turbocharge your Plan B!

#1- You’ve got way too much stuff gringo and the question is, how do you ship that junk it down?

#2- Living the life in the “Altiplano”:
Constructing the perfect “Plan B”
 
#3- A Fireplace in the tropics?
Yes, most upper-middle class and wealthy homes have fireplaces. WTF!
 
#4- Same Sex Marriage comes to Macho Latin America:
(WTF! number 2… ha!)

#5- Working online from home in Latin America:

#6- Real Estate Scams in Latin America and how to spot them:

#7- Comparing Latin Lawyers to USA lawyers:
There are some very big differences
 
#8 Would you like to buy, sell and make money with Bitcoin and crypto currency but don’t feeling confident enough to get in?
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, send him an email at bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com
 
#9- Be sure to pick up my new and revised, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell" 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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