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

June 2, 2017  

#1- The Secret Life of a Latin Maid (muchacha): what do they talk about when they get together. Do they talk about you, her employer? Of course they do but what can they be saying behind your back?

#2- Those ridiculously low Latin American wages: yes they vary a bit from country to country but are by our standards beyond ridiculously low. Even so, would you believe most cleaning ladies (muchachas) and domestic workers earn even less than the Latin minimum wage($250 to $350 per month)… often less than HALF of that!

#3- LATIN LABOR UNIONS: Yes they are here and as corrupt and as weak as they can possibly be. As usual, they always start out with very good intentions but and as soon as the leaders gain some power, just like politicians, they become accustomed to the good life at the expense of the workers they are supposed to represent.

#4- MY NEXT EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR will be Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 in and around Guatemala, Central America.  Go to and click on the seminar link.

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

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

#7- 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 150 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.

#8- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by completing the “Plan B” consult questionnaire at

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