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

August 20, 2012  
- An email about thoughts on what to do if you are robbed or assaulted and actually end up killing the guy in the process. Though it does sound extreme, it also presents an interesting view of how strikingly different third world and first-world countries view the self-defense claim (and revenge killings).
-Here’s a very enlightening news report of what happened during a very recent armed assault on a chicken bus in Honduras. This story illustrates very well what happens when common Latin working folks have had enough of their useless, brain-dead, lard-ass police force.
-What happens when expats get into traffic accidents or have the bad luck to nail a pedestrian, even if the guy’s blind drunk? Does that good ole “gringo advantage” still work for you then? Find out if being a gringo helps or hurts; after all, you are a “rich” gringo and the guy you hit surely realizes that you have vastly deeper pockets than he does.
-Typical legal advice Latin lawyers give their expat clients “officially”- versus what they tell you “unofficially” over dinner or at parties.
-What happens when a Latin judge puts an embargo on your passport? An embargo means he placed a block on your passport at the Intl airport(s) and you won’t be able to leave the country until the court says you are free to travel. This can happen if you get sued for nonpayment of alimony or child support or are principally involved in an ongoing court case. Here are the details.
-Now you can 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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