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

September 14, 2014  

-Now for some astute tips when you travel through third-world Latin American airports…. nope, that’s not a redundancy, since most Florida airports and LAX are pretty much Latin Airports now too!

-Note that quite a few travelers have reported small items like perfume, jewelry, electronics, Swiss Army knives, etc. missing from their stowed luggage, especially when traveling on connecting flights through Latin America. There are a few simple ways to completely avoid the problem.
- If you’re into coconut water, you’ll find plenty of fresh coconuts for $5, some identical ones for one buck and tons of free coconuts too. So what’s up with that? Well, in the Dominican Republic you’ll find a lot of other peculiarities too.
-Spanish speaking Evangelical Christian con men are at it in full force all over the airwaves down here in Latin America. Now as for  us Expats, after seeing how undereducated poor people living on just a couple bucks a day are being hooked by these sharpies with their particular line of BS, we find it very hard to sympathize with poor dummies in the states who’ve been sucked into the first world version of that con. After all, the poor up in Cleveland and Philly have their cars, computers, electricity, hot and cold running water and big screen TVs.   
-With an unofficial estimate of 3 million Dominicans now living up in the states (most of them illegals) one has to wonder how all of them actually got there since they came from an island country with no porous land border like Mexico to sneak through. Here's the unofficial story on that conundrum…          
-Do follow the link on the main page at to schedule a private phone, Skype or Mumble consult with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one.
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