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

December 3, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1107 FRI, DEC 03 (12-03-21) 

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 

#1- How to get continuously ripped off in Latin American real estate deals:

#2- Offensive driving tips for expats:

#3- Ho! Ho! Ho! Tis the season to get bribed by the cops:

#4- Mexico tightens the noose on 180 day tourist visas- PART 2  

#5- A blow-by-blow border run visa renewal story:
Yet another “boots on the ground” tale you just can’t make up...
 
#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
November 28, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1106 SUN, NOV 28 (11-28-21) 

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 
 
#1- The Thanksgiving scene for expats and gringos:
We all celebrate and are thankful for getting the hell out of Dodge.
 
#2- The expat newbee ‘fish out of water” effect:
How long does it take to dissipate and go away
 
#3- An Expat with one year of boots-on-the-ground sounds off with his 10 tips for expat gonnabees and wannabees:
An off the gringo tourist trail primer for newbees

#4- Car insurance tips: 

#5- Fertilizers, insecticides and organic food questions:

#6- When older gringos and gringas hook up:

A Latin love and romance report for older folks looking to get into the dating game.  

#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

November 26, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1105 FRI, NOV 26 (11-26-21)

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE FAKE NEWS AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new 
rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 
 
#1- Why I avoid Anti-social media like the plague:
I’m personally not on Fakebook, Insta-crap, Twaddle or any anti-social media platforms. They’re as addictive as heroin, mega time wasters, often filled with toxic haters and loaded with fake news. So then you might say "What fun! What’s not to like about em'!" 
 
#2- The unintended secondary effects of having a “Plan B”:
 
#3- Toxic gringos and idiot expats in Latin America and how to ditch them:
Yup, there are plenty irritating Americans down here... especially on the tourist trail. The trick is not to let them cling to you and steal energy and time. 
 
#4- Fake documents, Venezuelans and border crossings:
Don’t try this at home.

#5- “Woke” culture in L.A…. PART- 2: 

#6- THE RISE OF BITCOIN CITY- an El Salvador update:
Today we explain the ZERO tax carrot and other tremendous incentives to move there
 
#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

November 22, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1104 SUN, NOV 21 (11-21-21) 

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 
 
#1- There are so many WOKE gringos and expats in Latin America:
They’re everywhere. Isn’t it funny the vast majority of wokesters are either retired teachers, govt workers or people who live off of govt contracts.
 
#2- Those chronic gringo complainers:
Gringos and expats please! Try to pick the battles you can win:
 
#3- Sourcing and buying Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine in Latin America:
Can you bring or ship the stuff back to Cleveland? Well they’re both easily available and cheap except in Mexico where they constantly gouge you.
 
#4- The picky gringo’s guide to Latin American Real Estate:
Mick Jagger got it right…. you can’t always get what you want

#5- Bums and street urchins in Latin America:

#6- What do medical professionals make in Latin America?

#7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
November 19, 2021  
JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY... BUT DON'T WORRY... IT'S STILL GOING TO LAUNCH:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted…    
 
#1- The trials and tribulations of international air travel;
It’s not just a “hurry up and wait’ situation when you arrive at the airport. Get ready for a world of frustration, online forms and QR code processing worries. Hart to believe that back in the day flying used to be fun…
 
#2- Mexico cracks down on Gringos and Expats:
The latest disturbing immigration traps.
 
#3- Narco and gang wars for Dummies:
What gringos and expats really need to know about Mexican Narcos and gangs.
 
#4- Expat Eddie rides again:
Today we have another wild and crazy Expat Eddie story.
Just a warning. Don’t try this at home! 
 
#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#6- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
November 8, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1102 SUN, NOV 07 (11-07-21) 

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 
 
#1- Halloween in Latin America:
Talk about lag-time copy cats and lack of creativity. Halloween is when all the gringo wanabees dress up as guess what? ZOMBIES! Its sooo Ovomit, 2010, walking dead and just plain cringe worthy..
 
#2- Bribing the cops and their “higher ups”;
Latino cops take bribes, but can one also bribe a Latino congressman or judge? It depends on what the traffic will bear… and therefore its naturally more costly when on the gringo tourist trail..  

#3- How to arrange that Plan B when your significant other is not necessarily on board with your get the hell out of dodge scenario:

#4- A complete Plan B checklist rundown:
Today we explain the things that will make a difference when planning your get out of dodge strategy… Why? Because there is no “one size fits all”.

#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#6- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
November 5, 2021  
JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
The last Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 2021. Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 
 
#1- Today we talk about why you really should download the Brave browser and a good VPN then use them for ALL of your searches:
If not, you will be tracked, watched and bombarded with ads, spam and trolled by mass marketers. Note that in the past year my own Brave browser has blocked more than 1.2 million trackers and ads. The Brave browser actually provides and shows you a running list of that data...   
 
#2- Mexico cracks down hard on Gringos and Expats who overstay their tourist visas:
There has been a sudden rash of border crossing and tourist visa problems for gringos and expats. It’s no longer easy to pop in and out of Mexico every 180 days to renew a tourist visa and not at all like it used to be…

#3- The trouble with long-haired dogs in Latin America:Unless you live in the altiplano, having a long haired dog is not recommended. Long haired dogs in the tropics do suffer silently. Remember, since it doesn’t freeze down here in Latin America there is no seasonal bug/insect freeze and die out.    

#4- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#5- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
October 31, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1100 SUN, OCT 31 (10-31-21) 

JOHNNY’S UPCOMING (WEEK LONG) LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING ARRANGED:
Please stay tuned for the new rescheduled seminar dates (for early 2022). We’re on it and will keep you posted… 

 

#1- More Latin American Motorcycle Madness:
We’ve been collecting numerous wild and crazy eye-witness motorcycle stories and today (for your amusement) we have what we think is the topper!

#2- The case against marrying a Latin or Latino and bringing him or her back to the states:

#3- “Quince anos” coming out parties are pretty much mandatory for most all 15 year old Latin American girls. So then, what about 15 year old Latino boys? Do they get to have their “quince anos” parties too?
The answer is yes, about half of them do. However, they bare rather clandestine and not at all what you think.
 
#4- It's common knowledge "south of the border" that the majority of Latin men are serial cheaters. The age old question is... Why do Latinas tolerate infidelity in their men?
The sad truth is that the ladies acknowledge it and certainly don't like it, but still they tolerate it...  why? 
 
#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#6- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

 

October 29, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1099 SUN, OCT 29 (10-29-21) 

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:
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- Is there ever a case for ass–crack pants?
Today’s first boots-on-the-ground story involves the arrival of a Latino construction crew where 3 out of 4 workers were sporting the extreme ass-crack pants look. Might that be offensive or embarrassing to you, uncle George or or grandma? 
The moral of the story? Mother’s don’t let your babies grow up to be morons…

#2- Will the Latin American infrastructure also crash when the 1st world infrastructure inevitably breaks down?

#3- Cops in police cruisers- what gringos and expats need to know:

#4- More motorcycle madness:
Another one bites the dust (and why that’s a good thing)
 
#5- Why the Mayan Riviera (Yucatan peninsula), once the last safe bastion for Gringos in Mexico, is no longer a safe “Plan B” for Gringos and Expats:
Narcos and extortionists are now targeting Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  Hmmm ... did you expect otherwise? Why not? That’s where thousands of naïve travelers and their tourist dollars are concentrated.  
 
#6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#7- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

 

 

October 25, 2021  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1098 SUN, OCT 24 (10-24-21) 

JOHNNY’S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY:

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- Crucial things no one ever tells you when building or remodeling a house in Latin America:

#2- The problem with A/C units and their use in Latin America:

#3- What Gringos and Expats need to know about Internet service in Latin America; 

#4- Business ideas for Expats in Latin America:
How to spot unusual business niches that need filling  
 
#5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel 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:

 

bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com

#6- 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 www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

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