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

October 20, 2013  

-Lets trying to straighten out some common confusing Spanish language terms that just seem to fly right over our expat heads. No matter how long we’ve been down here it seems some of us have a few mental language blocks that won’t go away. 

- How expats make disinformation work for them! Down in Latin America, every so often when one visits a first-world like guarded community, office tower, hotel, government building, etc., you must hand over an ID or get it scanned to get a visitor’s pass. Well it turns out many expats (having already felt the strong, odoriferous presence of Big Brother up north) just don't use their REAL ID’s much unless absolutely necessary(like for boarder crossings and banking). Expats have found in most cases it pays to use a fake or altered ID. Why not? Well just realize that you do get a fresh start here and for once you can easily avoid getting on computers and lists by just smiling and handing over a nicely done fake ID. And note that even if you must show a REAL ONE, few Latin organizations (except some govt agencies) have any sort of shared computer networks and data systems are in no way connected like they are in the first world. Again I'm clueing you in to something you won't hear on any other Expat site or program ... the fact that many expats use altered or fake ID’s all the time and no one here cares. Sure it might not be quite legal (or maybe it is since you're  showing an imperfect  “COPY” and have NOT altered your AUTHENTIC docs in any way) and I’m not suggesting you do it either way but again. it’s just a fact, and a way to stay way off the radar…
-Latins love to celebrate loud, and I mean when they bring out the massive fireworks and bombs things do get very, very, very loud! And yes, I did say BOMBS!
-More unbelievably stupid examples of your corrupt, broke first-world government donating useless expensive stuff to corrupt, broke third-world governments (on your tax dollar and dime of course)
“AN EXPAT’S GUIDE TO FIRST-WORLD  HEALTHCARE IN LATIN AMERICA”, That’s the name of my long awaited free report. It’s finally finished and will be available for a time at Grab a copy and than compare how 21st century Latin American healthcare stacks up to your Healthcare in the states. Read it and weep! And remember the report is free(at least for now).
-Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a private consultation 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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