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

February 5, 2021  
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1028, FRI, FEB 05 (02-05-21)

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- Latin American Covidiot Update:
#2- Rats!!.. I was pulled over by the cops again!!!
When you get pulled over in Latin America your gringo advantage will surely kick in… that is, unless you’re smack on the tourist trail- then it might work against you. Nevertheless, this time I was pulled over in the boonies but I wasn’t carrying a valid driver’s license. Big problem normally, right? So what do you think happened? It's the topic of today’s first boots-on-the-ground story.
#3- When Latinos turn on the sarcasm…
Yes, smart Latinos can be sarcastic in their own special ways…          
#4- A few words about the “Hookah” smoking craze in Latin America:
It’s a fad with mostly the 18 to 25 year old Latino crowd and hard one to figure… but fads are like that.
#5- The truth about Electric Power outages in Latin America:
You’ve the heard stories of constant blackouts. You'd think outages shouldn’t be an issue anymore since almost all Latin country state power companies have merged with private 1st world power companies and thus they all have vastly improved power distribution infrastructures. That’s true, but then why do so many outages still happen? Listen and find out why.    
#6- From the “It Can Only Happen In Latin America” department:
Today you’ll hear about a relaxing Sunday afternoon Latin style picnic that turned out to be the kind of event that could never happen in the 1st world...
#7- The amazing value of a hidden passport pouch and a stealthy zipper belt:
More sure fire Gringo/Expat Business ideas for you to ponder:    
#8- 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.        
#9- 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:

#10- 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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