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

July 23, 2021  
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1073 FRI, JULY 23 (07-23-21) 

The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when USA and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We’re on it and will keep you posted…   


#1- The top car buying tips for gringos and expats in Latin America: 

#2- Latin American Cov-Idiot stupidity update: 

#3- Johnny’s Expat Insider Seminar Update for fall 2021: 

#4- Cov-idiot Airline Gouge tactics: 

#5- Stop with the COSTA RICA questions already!!!
FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME! Go into my Expat Files archives and see all the many examples why Costa Rica is a BAD “Plan B” destination. Yes, it’s a great place to visit. I should know. I lived there 3 years myself.
BUT I REPEAT!!!There are so many reasons to skip CR (let me count the ways)…. besides the fact its 1st world expensive (caused by the masses of gringos) the ever smiling, seemingly wonderful CR locals have grown truly jaded and deeply resentful. But you won’t see that side until you’ve been had. You can’t blame them, after decades of putting up with hordes of demanding gringos making 10x the dough they do and watching gringos completely redesign the place to suit their own 1st world sun and fun vacationing demands. After observing 30+ years of invading (often crass and demanding) gringos, CR commoners, lawyers, cops, bureaucrats, realtors etc., etc., have learned countless ways to get over on gringos. As a result, EVERY EXPAT AND GRINGO I KNOW WHO HAS EVER LIVED IN CR FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD HAS BEEN SCAMMED, GOUGED AND/OR RIPPED OF MULTIPLE TIMES (including me). And though you may be a low budget backpacker, without the to dough to invest or get involved in a business or project, you’ll still be a target and get gouged and scammed on the small things like a thousand paper cuts (or the Chinese water torture).    

By the way… most gringos drop CR like a hot potato after having boots on the ground experiences in other Latin countries. Generally, gringo who fall in love with the place and stay have very limited experience with other Latin countries.       

#6-Beware of “woke” Expats and Expat groups on Twaddle and Fakebook:

#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in?


Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

#8- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":
The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
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