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

May 2, 2014  
-Nope, Latin American governments do not put fluoride in the water. Though they put fluoride in the salt and they also “fortify” the sugar with vitamin A. Talk about screwy! So then you might plan to avoid all that and buy imported sea salt. No problem. That stuff’s readily available down here too. However, having fluoride in store-bought salt means that every time you eat a restaurant you are certainly getting an unwanted dose of that toxic stuff. Yes you are, gringo! Just remember that when you eat at stateside restaurants your food is cooked in fluoridated water and overdosed with the stuff too, so you get it both ways. Do you think for a minute any Latin person reads food labels or even knows a thing about fluoride? No way Jose. After all, gringo’s fluoridate their water, they invented it! They give it their kids so it must be first-world good and wholesome, right?     
-Latin America is a honey lover’s paradise. There are thousands of mom and pop farmers who have colonies that produce just a few pounds a week or month. Many are kitchen table operations… you can’t get more natural and unprocessed than that! Note that as you go from town to town all honey looks and tastes a bit different due to the flowers, altitude, climate, bee strains and such. Here’s how to locate some of that great, unpasteurized, homemade stuff you could never get back up in Cleveland (just too many ridiculous OSHA regs).
-Have you heard the latest bad news about having a US passport? It’s becoming more of a burden than you can imagine. Have a listen and see what it’s going to cost you to get a simple tourist visa to visit certain South American countries like Brazil, Argentina. Chile and Bolivia, etc. You won’t like it.  
-My upcoming JULY, 2014 “Expat Wisdom” seminar is set to go so. The dates will be Saturday, July 12 thru Thursday, July 17. The agenda and complete signup details are on website main page. Just click the Latin American Seminar link on the top of the main page and check it out.
-Do 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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