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

February 27, 2017  

#1- Many Latin adult males lead double lives. In fact it’s not that uncommon for a Latin man to have two separate families that are clueless about the existence of each other. Almost every Latin person has a friend or family member with such a skeleton in his closet. How do those macho Latin guys pull it off and how do they get away with it for so long? Often it only comes light after the guy dies or gets deported back to Latin America from the states.

#2- Speaking of getting deported from the USA:
DYK that local Latin police departments are now hosting free classes and seminars (taught by police officers) that inform and impart tips to Latins intent on sneaking into the USA by coyote? The classes are less intended to dissuade- and more to “train up” illegals on what to expect in the way of avoiding dangerous situations along the journey.

#3-More on Ecuador: Should it figure in as your “Plan B” destination?

#4- Why have 4 of the 20 Latin countries abandoned their own fiat currencies and now use US dollar fiat money? It seems improbable visiting a country whose citizens don’t speak English yet they use dollars with English words written all over them. Do they even know what those hollow, printed words mean?

#5- Make a note: Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 will be the dates for my next “EXPAT INSIDER SEMINAR”. Get on the earlybird mailing list by sending an email to:

#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before coming to Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course at

#7-Try the “Podcast by Phone” feature. Listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone by dialing: 1-701-719-0893

#8- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel to see all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 100 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.

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