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

December 6, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #911 FRI, DEC 06(12-06-2019):

#1- Registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar:
The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B”. Just go to and click on the seminar link, or email me at:
#2- How to lower and even eliminate import tax and duties when you order things from ebay, Amazon and Alibaba, etc.
Today we delve into some special shipping hacks, as well discuss everything you need to know about ordering products from the USA or China. Its inevitable, you will be buying this online and having them shipped to your chosen Latin country but you will be hit extra for shipping and customs and import taxes (maybe). Today we also give the pros and cons of ordering from Amazon versus Alibaba. There are some big and important differences... 

#3- Choosing a Latin Bank: This is where gringos and expats can make some very big mistakes!

#4- Tips to know when bribing government officials (ha!):
Latin cops, border guards and immigration slugs are infinitely flexible, meaning nearly all are bribable and on the take.

#5- 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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