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

February 3, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #828 SUN, FEB 03 (02-03-2019):




Pirate and Knock-Off Goods in Latin America- Today we present an updated comprehensive guide to everything you wanted to know about the counterfeit goods market in a land where it’s all about the price and almost no one really cares about copyrights, licensing or intellectual property rights.

Latin America is the land of knock-off goods. With some fake products making up as much as 50% of a given market. You’d be amazed how many things are counterfeited, faked and/or knocked off. The list includes toys, clothes, shoes, purses, luggage, cosmetics, software, movies, media, video games, medicines, tools, IT services, even pet food, human food and seeds!      

#2- Should gringos and expats buy pirated or knock-off products or NOT? 

#3 Clones and fakes and the Panama/Chinese connection. 

#4- Some Latin Countries specialize in producing certain knock-offs- and today we have the list…. 

#5- Logistically, certain Latin countries have more of a “wild west” free and open attitude concerning buying and producing faked/cloned products.. 

#6- What about local and international law enforcement and the legal aspects of the pirate economy. What are authorities doing about it? 

#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at 


#8- For your copy of JOHNNY MUELLER’S- 100 PAGE “LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT” go to the following link:


#9- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look. 

#10- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at:   

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