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

July 30, 2021  
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The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when USA and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…    


#1- The irrational habits of the non-discriminating Gringo “wannabee” crowd:
Today we discuss the irrationality of the amazingly high percentage of Latinos who seek out, crave and try to copy the best and the worst of Gringo culture
#2- Only in Latin America:
The unimagined strangeness of my Latin American DJ days- years 2000 through 2008
#3- From the “Things you will learn to hate about Latin America” department:
It generally happens that newly arrived green Gringo’s find the ubiquitous and repetitive Latin rock and reggeton blasting everywhere somewhat refreshing, novel and interesting. However unless you are a dancing fool, after a few months it gets old, boring and irritating, and there’s nothing you can do about it…

#4- The fine and sometimes annoying art of “digressing”

#5- The most common and aggravating plumbing problems in Latin America:
Keep an eye out…don’t let this happen to you!
#6- Lost in Translation Case #24356:
Misread signals and your Latin plumber……

#7-Guatemala Cov-idiot update:

#8- How to download all 1070 Expat Files shows free (11 years’ worth):

#9- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?
Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

#10- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
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