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

December 30, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #820 SUN, DEC 30 (12-30-2018):

 #1- Even the poorest of Latin Americans are addicted to social media and their devices:

Yes it’s true. And it wasn’t such a stunning phenomenon even less than a year ago. But now every tortilla lady and shoe shine boy making but $10 a day- and even street urchins- can be seen glued to their phones. How can that be? Who are they connecting with? How can they afford the data plans, or the cost of a somewhat “smart” phone? What caused all that IT stuff to explode at the street level with the sweaty masses when it barely existed even in the upper classes just a few years ago? More to the point, what’s it doing to the hustle bustle of 3rd world and Latin life? What the hell is the world coming to? Today we'll tell all…     

 #2- The un-stated Latin status "point system": 

In the Latin upper middle and wealthy social structure, the people judge you by what car model and year you haveMeanwhile, in the middle, lower middle and poor Latin classes(people without cars) one is judged by his/her cell phone brand and model (no joke!)

 #3- The smart phone theft epidemic in Latin America- the dark industry that perpetuates itself

 #4- The IRS hammers Expat small businessmen:

The unintended consequences of Trump’s new tax rules


 #6- 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 

 #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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