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

September 6, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #885 FRI, SEPT 06 (09-06-2019): `

#1- It seems every month Latin governments are creating new hoops to jump through and inventing new obstacles for gringos and expats on the way to obtaining residency:

 #2- Everything you wanted to know about the infamous FBI “good conduct report”(aka: “Rap Sheet”):

You’ll need one when applying for most Latin Country residency. Yup even Guatemala is requiring one now (they were the last holdout)

#3- Is there anything wrong with having a European 2nd Passport and starting a “Plan B” in Europe rather than in Latin America? 

#3- Dialing “911” in Latin America:

Yes, all Latin countries have a similar emergency dial up service these days. The question is, what is the ambulance response time? Or could it be that ambulances are on “manana” time too? Well, knowing how Latin Cops respond to police calls you wonder (and hope) if Ambulance will show up at all. Today we have the dope on the subject.

#4- Another round of Clueless Gringo stories sure to scare the poop out of you: 

#5- TSA Airport Shakedowns:

Is there any limit to what those rubber-gloved lard-asses can get away with once they’ve singled you out for a more “complete” and “invasive” inspection? Today we have three very interesting boots-on-the-ground stories that will make you laugh… and cry    

#7- Johnny’s week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 11th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020.

To get on the early-bird sign up list, email

Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode by then!)

#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.

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