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Experienced Expat, John Mueller, tells what its really like for Americans to live, work, and/or retire down in Latin America.

Experienced Expat, John Mueller, tells what its really like for Americans to live, work, and/or retire down in Latin America.
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Experienced Expat, John Mueller, tells what its really like for Americans to live, work, and/or retire down in Latin America.

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English


Episodes

Expat Files - 10.18.19

10/18/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #897 FRI, OCT 18 (10-18-2019): #1- Announcing that registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar: The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. To get on the early-bird sign up list just email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 10.13.19

10/13/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #896 SUN, OCT 13 (10-13-2019): #1- Announcing that registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar: The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. To get on the early-bird sign up list just email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 10.11.19

10/11/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #895 FRI, OCT 11 (10-11-2019): #1- Announcing registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar: The week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020. To get on the early-bird sign up list just email me at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com. Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode by...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 10.06.19

10/6/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #894 SUN, OCT 06 (10-06-2019): ` #1- Announcing that registration is now open for Johnny Mueller’s Jan 2020 “Expat Insider” seminar: Today you’ll get the full details on the week-long event that begins in Guatemala City, Friday night, January 10 2020, finishing Thursday Night, January 16. #2- Cool items I (me Johnny) always take along with me when travelling throughout Latin America and the world: Yes I travel light and some of the stuff I carry along will...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 10.04.19

10/4/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #893 FRI, OCT 04 (10-04-2019): #1- Huelgas! What you should know about Latin American protests.. when the Latino hoards take to the streets- PART 2: #2- The Present and Future State of Rotten and Corrupt Latin American Politics: How Latin politics affect Gringos and Expats. Should Gringos and Expats be concerned? Should we be following what’s happening? What about elections and candidates? Should we even care? #3-Higher Education and Latin American...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.29.19

9/29/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #892 SUN, SEPT 29 (09-29-2019): #1- What you need to know about those little tiendas and hole-in-the-wall kiosks that seem occupy nearly every neighborhood corner in Latin America? #2- Municipal Water, Cisterns, and everything else you’ll need to know about your own household water supply if you plan on owning or renting in a Latin American City: #3- The Sanitation and Hygiene facts of life in Latin America: There’s no doubt Latinos have lower standards in...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.27.19

9/27/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #891 FRI, SEPT 27 (09-27-2019): #1- Everything and Anything you wanted to know about “STEM CELL” treatments in Latin America You may have heard that stem cell treatments are one of the most promising cutting- edge non-invasive medical advances available in the US and elsewhere. In the USA and most of the first-world, tens of thousands of patients with chronic diseases have benefited greatly from the treatment because stem cells have the potential to repair,...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.22.19

9/23/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #890 SUN, SEPT 22 (09-22-2019): #1- English Language Radio Stations and Gringo Disc Jockeys in Latin America: Since the 1990’s, all of the 20 or so big Latin American media markets have had at least one daily radio program hosted by a real live gringo broadcasting in English. Radio PR men and marketers have realized there are enough gringos, expats, teachers, tourists embassy workers and gringo wannabees in markets centered around big cities like Mexico City,...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.20.19

9/23/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #889 FRI, SEPT 20 (09-20-2019): ` #1- The three faces of the word ”Gringo”: DYK the word gringo can be either an insult, a term of endearment or basically neutral, depending on its use and inflection.. #2-What about the notorious “N” Word? We all know the “N” Word is sprinkled liberally in those mindless Rap and Hip Hop songs as well as in every street-wise Hollywood movie, all of which eventually end up in the theatres and on cable in Latin America. But...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.15.19

9/15/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #888 SUN, SEPT 15 (09-15-2019): ` #1- Why Smart People Can’t Learn Spanish: How long does it take for the average Gringo/Expat to learn Spanish?Oddly enough, the ability to learn Spanish does not seem to be related to IQ. There are many smart and creative long-time expats with very bad Spanish… #2-How NOT to get nailed for customs and immigration duties and taxes on stuff you bring down to your new Latin country: Today we’ve got some great packing tips to...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.13.19

9/13/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #887 FRI, SEPT 13 (09-13-2019): ` #1- Costa Rica- A Con Man’s Paradise: A collection of unbelievable “boots on the ground” Costa Rican rip off stories. Don’t let this happen to you! #2- Some Gringos and Expats will make it a point to ditch their boring past and completely re-invent a more exciting version of themselves: Everybody wants to be a “somebody” and you’d be surprised how many Expat artists, writers, adventures and entrepreneurs are really just...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.08.19

9/8/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #886 SUN, SEPT 08 (09-08-2019): ` #1- Everything you wanted to know about Electric cars and the availability of EV charging stations in Latin America #2- Latin country Illiteracy and the strange case of “The Comic Book Cure”: #3- The truth about Child Labor and truancy in Latin America: #4- Can you learning fluent Spanish in 2 Months? I know one smart Gringo who did just that. He accomplished that feat from Illinois without ever stepping foot in Latin...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.06.19

9/6/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #885 FRI, SEPT 06 (09-06-2019): ` #1- It seems every month Latin governments are creating new hoops to jump through and inventing new obstacles for gringos and expats on the way to obtaining residency: #2- Everything you wanted to know about the infamous FBI “good conduct report”(aka: “Rap Sheet”): You’ll need one when applying for most Latin Country residency. Yup even Guatemala is requiring one now (they were the last holdout) #3- Is there anything wrong...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.01.19

9/1/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #884 SUN, SEPT 01 (09-01-2019): ` #1- Beware of Sharks and other Gringo-eating creatures with big teeth: #2- Latina Ladies and those amazing Hour-Glass Figures- PART 2: #3- The Trouble with Backpackers: #4- Another round of Clueless Gringo stories sure to scare the poop out of you: #5- EMP dangers and 5-G in Latin America: The consensus is in. 5-G is coming to Latin America. It’s inevitable and a real health hazard. So today we discuss how to protect...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.30.19

8/30/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #883 FRI, AUG 30 (08-30-2019): ` #1- The truth about Poop-hole Countries in Latin America (and elsewhere): It turns out the depth and breathe and actual skankyness of such places can be quite subjective, and very much in the eye of the beholder.. #2- So You Have a House or Condo in Latin America to rent out? Today we discuss maintenance, marketing, upkeep and selecting a property manager. #3-Some Tips for the Ages: Gringos, Expats and Tourists please...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.26.19

8/26/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #882 SUN, AUG 25 (08-25-2019): ` #1- The truth about English Language, tourist targeted, newspapers, magazines and other rags: Every tourist and gringoized area has a few of them and they’re usually weeklies or monthlies and are almost always free. But as they say… nothin’ is for nuthin’ and you get what you pay for (same with this show..Ha!) #2- Power outages in Latin America and why you really need a “PORTABLE” SOLAR POWER UNIT: Today we discuss my...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.23.19

8/23/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #881 FRI, AUG 23 (08-23-2019): #1- When Gringo Business Ideas Flop: The more boots-on-the-ground experience, the more functional business ideas will pop into your head. The optimal word is “functional”. Yet there can still be problems. Sometimes gringos and expats have very very good business ideas that just happen to be a year or two ahead of their time and thus don’t pan out. Today we hammer on that subject.. #2- How Johnny Discovered Monday is Enhanced...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.18.19

8/18/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #880 SUN, AUG 18 (08-18-2019): ` #1- Making Life Easier While Traveling with a Portable Water Filter: Everyone (except some stubborn backpackers) knows it’s not good to drink tap water when you travel (or even at home for that matter). Today we discuss water mistakes gringos and expats continuously make while on the road, combined with some of Johnny’s great hacks on how to make your own absolutely pure water on the run. Your goal should be to avoid the...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.16.19

8/16/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #879 FRI, AUG 09 (08-16-2019): ` #1- Wild and Crazy Airport Stories: What would you do if this stuff happened to you? #2- Ten things you need to know if you’re considering Colombia for your “Plan B” destination: Colombia (along with Ecuador) has been continuously touted by rags like International Living as the next Costa Rica. Today Johnny is broadcasting from the district of Poblado in Medellin Colombia, the epicenter of the gringo diaspora. Can it be...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.09.19

8/9/2019
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #878 FRI, AUG 09 (08-09-2019): ` #1- Are there Muslim Terrorists and Terrorist cells in Latin America? Every American wonders if terrorists can, are, or have been slipping in through the Mexican border. No one seems to know for sure, and if so, how do they do it? After all its along swim across the Atlantic for any Middle Easterner. For one thing, there’s confusion on the topic because North Americans are obviously not reading the Latin American Spanish...

Duration:00:28:00