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

August 2, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #876 FRI, AUG 02 (08-02-2019): `


#1- When Gringo businesses fail:

After spending a loads of time talking about gringos starting up successful businesses in Latin America, today we talk about gringos who have FAILED in business and why. Included here are examples of 3 Latin businesses I was personally involved in that failed, so I know what I'm talking about…       


#2- Ten things I learned the hard way while starting a business from scratch in Latin America:


#3- The truth about having Latino, gringo (or Canadian) business partners:

#4- There are certain Gringos and Expats you DON’T want to hang with:
You will quickly learn that some gringos and expats, often found in self-help meet up groups and sports bars on the tourist trail, are despicable bastards, blowhards and worse. So today we offer some tips on how to avoid some of the very people you have left dodge to avoid. Yes unfortunately some do manage to find their way to Latin America (Note: they often hang together, don’t speak Spanish, are chronic joiners, clubbers and travel in packs)  


#5- Why do so many Latin restaurant, Uber and medical waiting room sound systems blast gringo “classic” rock?

What's up with that? Especially since 99% of the time only gringos and expats can understand the words (unless its Mick Jagger or Elton John, then even gringos fail to get it). Another “boots on the ground” story 


#6- To get on the early-bird sign up list for Johnny Mueller’s next week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America, just send an email to for the updates and info. 
Providing the world doesn’t implode by then, the next seminar will be scheduled for early January, 2020.


#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.

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