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The Expat Files: Living in Latin America

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A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

Location:

United States

Description:

A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Expat Files - 07.01.22

7/1/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1157 FRI, JULY 01 (07-01-22) #1- A different kind of email: #2- The massive strikes in Ecuador: I used to recommend Ecuador, but now no way: #3- Can the Ecuador strikes spread to the rest of Latin America? #4- The Socialism contagion in Latin America: #5- The truth about the farmed shrimp industry in Latin America: #6- “Forever chemicals” in Latin America: Should we be worried? #7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 06.24.22

6/24/2022
#1- The truth about Captain Mango: #2- Tips on growing your own food in Latin America: #3- How to avoid persistent, pesky, annoying street venders: #4- What’s daily living like for gringos and expats in low IQ countries: #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,...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 06.19.22

6/20/2022
#1- A Stem Cell Clinic and patient case update for June 2022: #2- From the “Better late than never” department- a Latino govt FINALLY does something right: People with a brain know it’s a fluke when any govt does something positive for the public- with no obvious dilatory secondary effects. Today we discuss how, due to excessive motorcycle initiated crime and delinquency, the country of Ecuador has made the bold move to outlaw any ADULT MALE passengers on motorcycles. That sounds really...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 06.10.22

6/13/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1153 FRI, JUNE 10 (06-10-22) #1- In the USA, doctors admit to an epidemic of teenage girls who make cuts and self-mutilate. But what about the teenage girls in 3rd world Latin America? #2- The problems with Chile going down the socialist path: Why it’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to have my Plan B there.. #3- Middle- aged single expat gringas also move to Latin America: A ‘boots on the ground’ success story #4- Ten reasons 95% of Americans...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 06.03.22

6/3/2022
#1- An Argentine tells us what it’s really like to live there: He says due to the rotten, corrupt govt it’s difficult for everyone and mostly sucks ...unless you have outside funds #2- How gringos and expats predictably ruin third world paradises: PART 3 #3- How to store your cash nest egg when living in Latin America (if you do ave a nest egg). #4- What you need to know about owning gold coins in Latin America #5- How the flood of West Coast (mostly Californian) expats are becoming...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat File - 05.27.22

5/31/2022
#1- Toxic Latino jealousy syndrome revisited: #2- Your Latino boyfriend / girlfriend will most definitely have kid baggage (you probably will too!): It’s nearly always the case. Here’s how his or her kids will affect you… #3- The truth about “farmed” fish and seafood coming out of Latin America #4- common things gringos and expats like to talk about that give me a pain in the ass: #5- The state of milk and milk products in Latin America: #6- Do you want to get into the exploding...

Duration:00:27:59

The Expat Files - 05.22.22

5/24/2022
#1- Airport trials tribulations and shakedowns: #2- The common Latin American class differences and distinctions- for better and for worse… usually for worse: #3- The Spanish guilt over historical new world crimes: #4- The 10 entitled wealthy Latino families we just love to hate: #5- Latino oligarchs and their entitled parasite kids: #6- The problems gringos have with the tropical sun: #7- Out of control kids on the plane that you'd like to toss out the window….. #8- Do you want to get...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 05.15.22

5/16/2022
#1- Have you heard of the “ass-crack pants” patrol? This is not a joke, its a serious story will either make you laugh or cry.. #2- The case for and against “gringo pricing”: Is it a rip off, deserved karma or a good learning experience? #3- E-Bikes have arrived and will soon conquer Latin America: Sounds good right? But are they a blessing or curse? #4- A Stem Cell clinic update: #5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel quite confident enough to dive...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 05.13.22

5/13/2022
#1- Latin American Cops on the tourist trail have learned some new tricks: What this means for Gringos, expats and tourists… #2- The “Google Translate” crutch: At first you thought it was a godsend right? Well sorry folks, it ain’t. #3- The truth about those scruffy little “hole in the wall” mechanic shops: They are very cheap but can you trust them to do a good job? #4- How has inflation affected labor costs in Latin America? #5- Some Macho hombre (man) rules for gringo men to consider...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 05.08.22

5/9/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1147 SUN, MAY 08 (05-08-22) #1- More motorcycle madness “boots on the ground" stories: #2- The unintended secondary effects of EV’s- Electric vehicles- in Latin America: #3- Another dozen plus reasons to get the hell out of Dodge: #4- Droughts and floods in Latin America: #5- How to apply for a second passport if you already have permanent residency in a Latin country: #6- Thinking about Cuba, maybe? #7- Mexico’s strange real estate bubble...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 05.06.22

5/6/2022
#1- How successful Latino businesses routinely violate the basic rules of commerce: #2- Who to blame when things go wrong for expats: #3- Counterfeit money in Latin America: #4- What you need to know about having a brick and mortar businesses in Latin America: #5- Expat couples who throw in the towel and go back home: A boots on the ground story. #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...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 05.01.22

5/2/2022
#1- A few words for coffee lovers (sounds trivial but it’s not): #2- Notes on the hordes of Canadians scrambling to get out of dodge: #3- Finding a good Latin American lawyer (it ain’t easy): #4- What you need to know about totally pervasive Latin American "debit card" society: #5- Long time listener Dave #1 chimes in on his 5 years of living at Lake Atitlan Guatemala (the first or second most beautiful lake in the world): #6- The perils of living on or near the “gringo tourist...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.29.22

4/29/2022
#1- The trials and tribulations of retired gringos and expats: #2- When teachers who hate their jobs move to Latin America: #3- Chaos on the Latin American roadways: Crazy traffic layouts and a dozen other mind-numbing traffic hurdles that will make you tear your hair out. #4- The Plastic Surgery secrets of Latin America: Today we talk hidden things you’ll only discover if you get to talk to Latinas who have had plastic surgery.... #5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.24.22

4/25/2022
#1- The case of Gringos and Expats who never should have come down to Latin America: #2- My brother was robbed: It’s not quite what you might think #3- When Gringos and Expats have an “I want to save my family up in the states” complex: It’s generally a frustrating and futile endeavor. #4- What you need to know about gasoline and filling stations in Latin America: #5- White collar Latino crime: When Latino con men rip off other gullible Latinos #6- Do you want to get into the exploding...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.22.22

4/22/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1142 FRI, APR 22 (04-22-22) #1- How the “Gringo Advantage” can be used for evil: The case of green Gringos falling for another Gringo’s advantage… #2- When you meet Gringo scoundrels: #3- Rich Latina Gringa wanabees explained: #4- DR Stem Cell clinic update: #5- Safety ratings for the top Latin American cities: #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...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.17.22

4/18/2022
#1- Latin Employee nightmare “boots on the ground” stories that will make you think twice about hiring Latinos: #2- When gringos get sued by Latinos: It does happen… #3- Three tips you must know before hiring a cleaning lady: #4- Latino kids versus USA kids: There are some major differences #5- Ten more reasons fo you to get the hell out of dodge now: #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...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.15.22

4/15/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1140 FRI, APR 15 (04-15-22) #1- The problem with clueless gringo save the world “Do-Gooder’s” #2- Are Latin American amusement parks safe? Should you ride the “montana rusa” and keep your fingers crossed? #3- The perpetual conundrum- National Healthcare versus idiotic blind trust in government: #4- Latin American labor laws you definitely need to carefully consider before hiring local help: #5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.08.22

4/8/2022
#1- Latin American countries and how they are handling inflation: #2- Getting the hell out of Dodge- a completely different perspective: #3- Russians and Ukrainians in Latin America: What do you think happens when they run into each other at the same vacation resort or tourist destination? #4- Stem Cell clinic update: #5- A stock broker’s “Plan B” advice: Secrets dispensed from a disgusted broker who ditched the US and is now living in in Mexico. #6- Do you want to get into the exploding...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.03.22

4/5/2022
#1- Those clueless and gullible Gringos: Are you one? Today more odd examples why Latinos think we are both nuts and rich. #2- The unforeseen problems with having a dog in Latin America: #3- Your cleaning lady’s secrets revealed: #4- The things you’ll never know about Latino restaurants: #5- What’s the deal with all those disgraced Latino Politicians and thieves living like kings in Miami? #6- The confusion around “last wills and testaments” in Latin America: You definitely want to hear...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 04.01.22

4/2/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1137 FRI, APR 01 (04-01-22) #1- Cellphone contract and non-contract plans explained: #2- How certain Latin mechanics and car body shops gouge and swindle: Today’s first “boots on the ground” story #3- Cellphone theft in Latin America: Will you let it it happen to you? #4- Funerals death and dying in Latin America -PART 2 #5- Latino Loans Sharks –PART 2 #6- Cov-idiot sheeple in Latin America: #7- The below average IQ conundrum in Latin America: Why some...

Duration:00:28:00