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

April 20, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #752-FRI, APR 20- (04-20-2018):

#1- 101 reasons why I don’t use Flakebook, Titter Linkedin or any of the other antisocial media platforms, nor do I have a Smartphone: Listen to this rant if you dare. It’s guaranteed to ruin your day and give your stomach that sad, sinking feeling.

#2- A few more words about the ever increasing Latin addiction to anti- social media.

#3- Credit Card fraud is on the increase in Latin America too! Latinos with debit and credit cards are constantly getting scammed. Don’t let it happen to you. Today we have some boots on the ground stories on the subject and some tips.

#4- Just lately, some new English words have been slowly creeping into the Latin vernacular and becoming commonly used. You’ll be surprised which ones. When you hear them you’ll wonder how those particular gems managed to creep into common usage.

#5- Gringos and expats seem to universally hate Reggeton and Latin rock
music: Unfortunately it’s constantly droning and bleating from every house, bar, mall and supermarket… practically everywhere, so we can’t avoid it. Even when making allowances for the fact Latin America is the 3 rd world, there’s really is no excuse for the hugely popular success of such mind- numbing rhythms. Worse yet, they happen to be combined with, misogynist, sexist, crude and grossly pathetic lyrics (sound familiar?) The only possible conclusion is that Latinos set the entertainment bar so low it’s even a step below rap and hip hop- if that’s even possible.

#6-Announcing Johnny’s next “Latin American Insider” seminar. It will take place from Saturday, July 7 th thru Thursday, July 12 th 2018. Get the details and check out the early-bird discounts by going to and clicking on the “seminar” link.

#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- 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 it all out at:

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