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

June 21, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #768 FRI, JUNE 22- (06-22-2018):

#1- The trouble with Latin Airports:

Except for the usual suspects like Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama(who when you land tag, record and monitor you like Big Brother in the states) in the other Latin countries it’s very easy and fast to check in and board a flight. The fact is you only have to be there an hour early (or less) and not the two or more two hours stated on the airline websites and boarding passes. However, more Big Brother methods are on horizon with retinal scanners having recently been installed in the Mexico City airport. So keep an eye out for that eventuality (ha!)..     

 #2- When Latin maintenance or lack of it really counts:

The pleasant truth about trains, planes, automobiles and cat scanners in Latin America. 

 #3– Today we observe as a Gringa expat (whose Spanish sucks) takes her very first “boots on the ground” trip to her new Latin American 1st world style hospital/clinic:

The lady needed an appointment with a specialist, and it being her first shot at using here her new healthcare insurance plan we must ask the obvious- this is Latin America so what can possibly go wrong?. Have listen and see for yourself…

#4- The top 10 things expats and wanabees really must know when shopping for healthcare insurance plans in Latin America

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

 #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- 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.

#8- 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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