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

January 17, 2021  
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1023, SUN, JAN 17 (01-17-21)

The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot test that is now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be in international use in March or April .  
#1- Pulling the plug on Latin American Social Media- like WhatsApp:
Yes, if you live in Latin America you really must have WhatsApp or you might as well live in a cave. By all means download it and use it to talk to the plumber and cleaning lady. Then also download a much more secure app (like Signal or Telegram) and use it for private conversations and sensitive communications. However, note that Latinos will think you are nuts if you try to explain why you have two chat apps.. so don’t bother to mention it.         
#2- Will Govts kill Bitcoin and Crypto?
Well they had their chance to strangle them when cryptocurrencies were in their infancy. But back then, lard-ass politicos didn’t take the crypto world seriously. They just laughed and said crypto was a joke or pyramid scheme. But now, crypto has matured, is sophisticated and institutional investors are piling in ... an now its way too big (and too international) to kill.
#3- Cov-Idiot and travel update:
Traveling in the Cov-idiot world is the subject of today’s first “boots on the ground“ story

#4- 2020 Latin American “Hall of Shame” winners:

#5- Lies and fibs about Latin America that only freah green gringos, naive newbees and couch potatoes tend to believe:

#6- 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 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 or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; and listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020.        
#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:

#8- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "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 and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.


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