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

October 7, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #797 SUN, OCT 07 (10-07-2018): 

#1- What you need to know about Gringo Lonely Hearts Dating Sites: Part 3  

Today you’ll hear some sordid tales of how clueless lovelorn gringos get endlessly scammed and their hearts raked over tender coals on those Latin dating match and cupid sites. Who is at fault? It’s the gringo of course. You really can’t lay the blame on the Latina. She’s only trying to get a leg up. Even the Latina scammers and liars (at least a third of them on the dating sites) are not exactly physically grabbing at your wallet. The guy has to be a willing participant. As long as you realize that nearly all of the ladies (like you) are on that site because of failed, sometimes terrible and even destructive relationships, and as long as you realize 100% of these ladies carry a fair amount of baggage- with some carrying an excruciating amount… as long as there is full baggage disclosure from both sides early on, things often can work out. But bigger problems remain. As one experienced gringo veteran of the match/cupid sites points out… it’s a minefield and the ladies have learned to reveal their baggage in little drips, not dollops which is how many gringos get sucked in and live to regret it.                     

#2- Ecuador’s love hate relationship with WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange:

He has just issued a stark warning to all, that has not been covered by in mainstream media (what else is new). Yet more reasons why you have to get going on that “Plan B” and get the hell out of Dodge while you still can.

#3- 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 

#4- 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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