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

September 28, 2012  
-More email questions about certain aspects of car ownership. For example, what about parking meters, fines, on-street-parking and the dreaded “Denver boot” wheel clamp?  Yes, the cops do boot cars in medium to large Latin cities, but it since this is Latin America, none of these inconveniences will break the bank (provided you’re off the tourist trail).  And by the way; one in four parking meters down here doesn’t work… not only that, if your car is booted there’s a 50-50 chance it’s been put on incorrectly and you can actually slip it off yourself! (Now I ask you, what’s not to like about Latin America.)
-Now for some more examples of the “Gringo Advantage” and how we expats are just more aware of the "details" in all walks of life that the vast majority of Latins simply  don’t seem to be aware of at all
-More on those pesky volcanoes; a continuation of last show’s discussion on how long term expats deal with the occasional eruption. What happens if there are one or two of those monsters of staring at you from your own backyard window,?Should you worry? Should sacrifice that old lava lamp to the volcano gods?
I’ve been asked by many listeners if will ever do another Latin American “Expat Wisdom” seminar like the one I just held (off the gringo tourist trail) in Central America. Folks who are seriously interested, send a very short email to so I can put you on my private mailing list for updates. I am looking at January 15-21 to avoid the holidays and holiday airfares (and so that it doesn’t coincide with the Mayan end of the world). Send me that email and I’ll fire off details as they come.
-People are always asking me if I have any books, articles, interviews, blogs or anything else out there besides the PRN show. I've rec'd a lot of emails from listeners saying that they’ve heard about a private new 6 hour video program I put together called the 'New 5 Flags' and people want to know more about it. Just head over immediately to and get all the details. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
-Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a 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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