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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


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Expat Files - 10.12.18

10/12/2018
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#1- Announcing Johnny Mueller’s January 2019 “Expat Insider Seminar”: It will take place from Saturday, January 4 through Friday January 11. For info and early-bird signup details visit www.TheNewExpat.com and click on the Seminar link #2- Gringo and Gringa Expat Lonely Hearts Internet Dating Sites, Part 4 Today we have more clues tips and cautions for American men who troll the Latin mating and dating sites. #3 How NOT to get scammed and your heart raked over tender coals on...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 10.07.18

10/7/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #797 SUN, OCT 07 (10-07-2018): #1- What you need to know about Gringo Lonely Hearts Dating Sites: Part 3 Today you’ll hear some sordid tales of how clueless lovelorn gringos get endlessly scammed and their hearts raked over tender coals on those Latin dating match and cupid sites. Who is at fault? It’s the gringo of course. You really can’t lay the blame on the Latina. She’s only trying to get a leg up. Even the Latina scammers and liars (at least a third of...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 10.05.18

10/5/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #796 FRI, OCT 05 (10-05-2018): #1- Gringo and Gringa / Expat Lonely Hearts Today the ladies have their chance to speak out on the subject of love, lust romance, mating, dating and cross-cultural relationships. #2- The devil is in the details: Some stark examples why it’s true that the more Latinos try to be 1 world, the more 3 world they actually remain. Its the subject of today's "boots on the ground" story #3-Why is it that even dim-bulb gringos have...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.30.18

9/28/2018
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#1-What happens when Gringos and Expats try do to everything themselves with no outside help? What can go wrong? Practically everything and/or practically nothing! Yes some come down and try to do it all themselves. Mostly because they don’t want to pay a lawyer (even though they are ridiculously cheap). DYI attempts are a common theme for backpackers, cheapskates and adventurous chance-takers. People with a lot more time than money will attempt to get bank accts, driver’s licenses,...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.28.18

9/28/2018
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#1-The Gringo / Expat Lonely Hearts Club Band- PART 1 Gringos, mostly first-world losers in the love and romance department, have discovered the plethora of Latin American cupid and dating sites. And it usually goes like this.. the gringo guy first hooks up online then make one or more visits down to connect with the online “sweetheart” … only to find most online girls are not exactly the same free-spirited sweethearts they had been chatting with. They soon find out that most these Latinas...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.24.18

9/24/2018
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#1-Discussing the completely over the top ways that both Latin governments and businesses use sex and hot women in marketing, promotion, advertising and in political campaigns. #2- Ten things you never knew about the female modelling and so–called “Edecan” employment agencies in Latin America #3-How “lag time” has put the breaks on the feminism and Social justice warrior movements in Latin America.'Yes, the activist are in and around Latin America and yes, they are taking their cues from...

Duration:00:27:59

Expat Files - 09.21.18

9/21/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #792 SUN, SEPT 21- (09-21-2018): #1-Big Brother Influence and penetration in Latin America: How pervasive is it? What Latin countries are serious about implementing it US style. What about the presence of that good old “lag time” effect? #2- We know all about the cancer called socialism and its malignant effects in Latin America via Venezuela and Cuba. Even so, people never learn and are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past: Sound familiar? That said,...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.16.18

9/16/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #791 SUN, SEPT 16- (09-16-2018): #1- Handicapped and mobility challenged gringos and expats in Latin America- PART 2: Today we discuss various healthcare and insurance options for gringos and expats whether handicapped or not #2- For elderly and impaired gringos and expats living in Latin America there is always that amazing full-time live-in nurse option #3- People wonder why Guatemala can be such a good “Plan B” option. An expat tells his “boots on the...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.14.18

9/14/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #790 FRI, SEPT 14- (09-14-2018): #1-Gringos doing business in Latin America:Yes gringos and expats with businesses always have the usual startup problems and some very UN-usual ones to! #2- Handicapped and mobility challenged gringos and expats in Latin America- PART 1: Today we have a quite extensive “boots on the ground” segment presented to us by a blind American who has lived and traveled in many places in Latin America. #3- When Gringos and Expats get...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.09.18

9/9/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #789 SUN, SEPT 09- (09-09-2018): #1-The how and when and the serendipity behind Expats finding their own unique Latin American business niches: It's the subject of today’s first “boots on the ground” story #2- Food trucks and their lag-time in Latin America: Just five years ago there virtually no food trucks in Latin America- save for Mexico and Costa Rica. Now they are everywhere. A retired "Jarhead" living in Latin America tells why. How’d that happen and...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.07.18

9/7/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #788 FRI, SEPT 07- (09-07-2018): #1-When Gringos rip-off Gringos- PART 2: It’s a well-established pattern. Long-term Gringos with larceny in their hearts continuously hatch schemes to rip-off short term/newly arrived Gringos. Why does it keep happening? And why, when they get caught, do they not up in court, or jail… but instead pop-up elsewhere with a new twist on an old racket? #2- So you’ve finally arrived in Latin American and plan to stay, and you have...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 09.02.18

9/2/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #787 SUN, AUG 02- (09-02-2018): #1-Lost in translation: the English language versus Spanish language Cultural bias, nationalism and sensitive egos prevail in so-called in Latin American “educated” circles if one (especially a gringo) happens to bring up the fact that English is more flexible for writers than is Spanish.Bringing up the fact that there is only one Spanish language book (Don Quixote)listed in definitive lists of “the 100 most influential fiction...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.31.18

8/31/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #786 FRI, AUG 31- (08-31-2018): #1-What to do when you have to establish credit in Latin America: How to build your Latin credit profile- if you so desire. #2- The difference between a “Fiador” and “Co-signer”” You will need one or the other when renting a place, getting utility hookups and internet service. But what are they? #3- A discussion of things that are totally illegal in the USA but completely legal in Latin America #4- Those crazy gringos!...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.26.18

8/26/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #785 SUN, AUG 26- (08-26-2018): #1-Some of the hidden advantages of living and hanging out “off the tourist trail” #2- When Gringos rip-off Gringos. There are lots of unscrupulous Gringos just waiting for the chance to get at your wallet. Beware of “golden” once in a lifetime investment opportunities. Most of them are offered up by gringo (not Latin) scammers who have been on the tourist trail honing their pitches. They know all too well that newbee gringos...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.24.18

8/24/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #784 FRI, AUG 24- (08-24-2018): #1-Expat Canadians and their tax problems: Part2 #2- Johnny gets shaken down by a pair of Latin motorcycle cops: And after a 20 buck payoff, suddenly they are all best friends and bosom buddies. Yes, only in Latin America!! #3-Dirty Dancing- the dirty truth about salsa and meringue dance classes for gringos and gringas here in Latin America #4-Some little known “boots in the ground” observations regarding older single...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.19.18

8/19/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #783 SUN, AUG 19- (08-19-2018): #1-Revisting Roatan, Honduras: An expat gringo finds a unique business niche nearby… the local Latinos don’t get it, but it’s an idea whose time has come. #2- Details, Details: why practically every Latin construction and/or remodeling project never quite makes the grade (the first world grade). Why do so many Latin remodeling “after” pictures look as bad as the “before“ pictures? #3-The dirty truth about "selective" power...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.17.18

8/17/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #782 FRI, AUG 17- (08-17-2018): #1-What Uncle Sam doesn’t want you to know about those US embassies and consulates abroad: The bottom line is, even though these big, super-expensive, reinforced and heavily guarded behemoths can be found most foreign capital cities, the embassy slugs are NOT actually there to help you- nope not your average US citizen. It’s the subject of today’s first “boots on the ground” story. #2- Congrats gringo! You finally have your...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.12.18

8/12/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #781 SUN, AUG 12- (08-12-2018): #1-Oddball but prescient observations of PT (permanent travelers) in Latin America #2-How to remain a clueless gringo: Things expats never seem to learn no matter how long they stay in Latin America #3-TEN Things you must be aware of while staying connected with unsecured WiFi at hotels restaurants and internet café’s in Latin America. #4-When Gringos sue or get sued in Latin courts #5-Today we have numerous stories...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.10.18

8/10/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #780 FRI, AUG 10- (08-10-2018): #1- Everything you need to know about pirated goods in Latin America:Like the government’s failed war on drugs that was lost even before it began, there is an ongoing failed war on pirated goods too. The fact is that pirated goods are so pervasive Latin society it seems absolutely everybody has at least some pirated stuff around (because it’s cheap) and no one really cares about intellectual property rights at all. #2- Tales of...

Duration:00:28:00

Expat Files - 08.05.18

8/5/2018
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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #779 SUN, AUG 05- (08-05-2018): #1- The hidden costs of having and maintaining a pool in Latin America. Almost all gringos and expats think having a pool is mandatory here whether they live in a private home, a condo complex or residential tower. The truth is that if you live in the “perfect spring weather of the altiplano region a pool is unnecessary and in fact will be little used unless swimming is really your thing. Just know that if you have a pool of...

Duration:00:28:00