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

October 18, 2015  
-Today we have an unofficial analysis of the present state of the gay/lesbian situation in traditionally macho Latin America. Attitudes have changed immensely in the past five years. People are coming out of the closet in droves and, unlike a few years ago, in most metro areas no one seems to mind. Though you won’t see poor lower-class guys holding hands on a chicken bus (that would be pushing it) you will on occasion see things like that amongst the middle and upper-classes in shopping centers and such.        
 
-What happens when the first-world has its inevitable blowout? The poop will flow downhill (though not nearly as tragically and dramatically as where you are now). When the Latins start feeling the pinch, won’t they naturally want to retaliate against any expat gringos in the vicinity? Won’t the angry masses want to hang us from the highest Jacuzzi?
Today we’ll answer that all too common question. By the way, that question almost always comes by way of wannabees and gonnabees up in the states. It’s one of the standard avoidance excuses. But Expats down here know better.
 
There really is something lacking with Public University educated Latins. Why can’t see the simple things that we gringos so easily see? Why are their jokes so bad and why don’t they get our gringo humor? Why do they take many mandatory semesters of English yet their conversational English is so piss poor it can be practically unintelligible?
 
-Visit me Johnny (and Expat super-blogger John Galt) at our new joint website www.TheNewExpat.com . Get real “boots on the ground” info, experienced expat blogs and reports. It’s a work in progress so please be patient. We’re continually improving and expanding the format. It’ll be in ship-shape soon.   
 
 -Johnny’s Jan 2016, LATIN AMERICAN “Boots on the ground”  SEMINAR: the next Latin American “Insider” Seminar will begin Sat, Jan 9 thru Thurs, Jan 14th. Sign up by November 1st to get in on the early-bird discounts. Just go to www.TheNewExpat.com and click on the Latin Seminar link, or paste this link below into your browser:
 
http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-jan-2016-latin-american-insider-seminar
 
 CONSULT WITH JOHNNY- SCHEDULE A CELL OR SKYPE CALL: Would you like a 1 on 1 personal Skype or phone consult with me? Set up time when we can talk and sort out your own specific Latin American plans. Just put the word “CONSULT” in the subject line and send a short list of your questions and talking points to: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
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