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

March 29, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #843 -FRI, MAR 29 (03-29-2019):


#1- The BEST and WORST cars for Gringos and Expats to own and drive in Latin America:  


#2- Today an over-diagnosed Expat wananabe/gonnabee gives us 400 more excellent reasons to get the hell out of Dodge. If this tale of 1st world woe doesn’t get your “Plan B” going, you’re a lost cause.   


#3- Johnny Mueller’s July 2019 “Expat Insider Seminar” will take place in Central America from Saturday, July 6th through Thursday, July 11th. Get on the early bird discount waiting list by sending an email to:


#4- Petty Crime and Theft in Latin America- The Crimes they are a Changin’:

As little as 5 years ago car radios were by far the number 1 item on a very common thief’s list of smash and grabs. However these days Latin America is a cell phone thief’s paradise, and practically an industry unto itself. Of course all high end cell phones can be disabled and tracked anywhere once they are stolen but still the theft persists. Where are all those stolen cells ending up?



#5- In Latin America you are what you drive, and if you don’t have a car (80% don’t), you are judged by your phone model:

For 80% of Latin ladies, a cell phone is their most costly and prized possession. These working girls live at home and don’t have cars or computers so a high end phone on the payment plan is the thing. It stands to reason they would be a much easier target for thieves than a Latino man (who almost always settle for a lesser cell model anyway). That’s why in just the last few years very high numbers of unlucky Latina ladies (though not as many men) have had their ripped off FOUR or more times. Yet even after a Latina lady has one swiped she’ll inevitably buy up, and get the latest, even more stealable, high-end model. Duh?           


#6- 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 


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


#8- 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.


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

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