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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 - 12.04.22

12/5/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1200 SUN, DEC 04 (12-04-22) #1- How to get recreation in drugs in Latin America: Today (by popular demand) we answer that very frequently asked question. We also discuss the consequences if one gets caught by the cops with an illegal substance. #2- Today we address some common rumors among Gringo tourists Latin America such as “Do cops plant drugs tourists to trap them?” #3- A Venezuelan “boots on the ground story” that explains many things: #4- The real...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 12.02.22

12/5/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1199 FRI, DEC 02 (12-02-22) #1- Fake News the media pushes about Latin America that you should be aware of: The 1st world media fools push a lot of fake news about Latin America and most Americans swallow it hook line and sinker… except those Americans who live or have visited south of the border a good lo9ng while (as more than sun and fun tourists). #2- A word about ridiculous car, appliance and manufactured products prices in SOUTH AMERICA: Prices of...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.27.22

11/30/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1198 SUN, NOV 27 (11-27-22) #1- A non-woke expat couple reports on the situation in Panama: #2- A funny thing happened on the way to the plastic surgeon: Today we reveal some amazing things overheard while sitting with a bunch of ladies in a plastic surgeon’s waiting room… #3- A word of advice about excessive sweating and living in a hot tropical climate: Pay attention! This will happen to you! #4- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.25.22

11/30/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1197 FRI, NOV 25 (11-25-22) #1- Saving Latin America, one street urchin at a time: #2- Gringo “flat ass” syndrome explained: #3- When you hear the insulting word ”tonteria“: Its real intent and meanings: #4- How and why the massive hit song “Macarena” marked the permanent end of the golden age of Latin music: #5- The Cov-idiot aftermath in Latin America and the embarrassing residual fingerprints: #6- The truth about the death penalty in Latin...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.20.22

11/21/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1196 SUN, NOV 20 (11-20-22) #1- Seeing people die in Latin America: Latinos drive so badly you must be prepared to occasionally see idiots and bystanders kick the bucket right in front of you #2- Hit and run accidents in Latin America: The unreported epidemic #3- Hotel hopping in Latin America: #4- The subtleties of the Latin American “Lag Time” effect: You may hate it at first but eventually you will come to appreciate and rely on it #5- Why...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.13.22

11/14/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1195 SUN, NOV 13 (11-13-22) #1- Th sad state of Gringos who keep living the lives of others: #2- An Air B&B update: A good investment for gringos in Latin America or not? #3- The problem with travelling with pets: #4- The Mexican temporary residency loophole explained: #5- Street food lessons gringos and expats never seem to learn: #6- Johnny’s brand-new security device explained: Nothing’s more important than personal security. You won’t...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.11.22

11/14/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1194 FRI, NOV 06 (11-11-22) #1- Unconventional ways that gringos learn Spanish: …and some methods that don’t really work at all #2- Negative stereotypes about Latin America that 1st world wokesters distain (and won't admit) but are generally true: Stereotypes may not be PC but they are quite useful #3- The problem with having Netflix in Latin America: Yes, most all people have Netflix down here but there are things you really must know before diving...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.06.22

11/7/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1193 SUN, NOV 06 (11-06-22) #1- The truth about your ugly and embarrassing passport picture: #2- If you are 15 years from retirement, Social Security and a pension. How can you possibly get the hell out of dodge? Here’s how… #3- How large a nest egg do I need to comfortably get out of Dodge? #4- What’s in a dog’s name? #5- How can Latin American dentists be so inexpensive? They must be using cheap and inferior materials, right? #6- USA mail...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 11.04.22

11/4/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1192 FRI, NOV 04 (11-04-22) #1- The “Gringo Advantage “on steroids: Another boots-on-the-ground story #2- Is there a lag time when it comes to “wokeness” in Latin America: Should we be concerned or even care? #3- Voting with the ballot versus voting with your feet: #4- The lost art of “joyriding” and just groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon: Could be no one aimlessly joyrides anymore in the states but It’s alive and well here in Latin America...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files -10.30.22

11/1/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1191 SUN, OCT 30 (10-30-22) #1- When faced with Transit cop roadblocks and document checks: What's a gringo to do? Here are some tips you should keep in mind.. #2- There are those rare cases when Latino politicians actually do something right: #3- Fake driver’s licenses and other grey market options for people who may have no other choice: However before you think about crossing that line, you need to know about the risks and unknowns… #4- About those...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.28.22

10/28/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1190 FRI, OCT 28 (10-28-22) #1- More news on the motorcycle madness in Latin America: #2- 101 more reasons to get out of Dodge before it’s too late: #3- Dairy products in Latin America: Are they safe? Here’s what you need to know… #4- Organic foods in Latin America: #5- Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL’s) and “hour glass” figures: Why so many Latinas have “hour glass” figures and gringas don’t. Today we discuss things you never knew or even imagined! #6- Do...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.23.22

10/24/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1189 SUN, OCT 23 (10-23-22) #1- Ever wonder why so many USA ex-military and alphabet agency guys have a “Plan B” and getting the hell out of dodge? What do they know that you/we don’t? #2- The Gringo “Savior Complex” explained: It’s a minefield that many green gringos fall into and forever regret #3- What’s up with couples and huge age gaps often seen in the Latin mating and dating game? Why so many decrepit geezers with 20 somethings on their arm?...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.21.22

10/21/2022
#1- Problem with Expat Files Shows late or not posted: #2- Airports and travel getting worse but travelers fight back: #3- How and why Americans completely misjudge the world’s poor: The longer you live outside the USA… the more you realize the poor in the US ain’t really poor by any measure, they are just entitled: #4- You have no idea of the consecutive lotteries you’ve won: The odds are billons to one that you are even alive today and reading this right now. #5- Air B&B...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.16.22

10/21/2022
#1- Watching upscale Latino/Latina Gringo wannabees compete against themselves:Of course it’s all so ridiculous to us genuine gringos, but occasionally fun to watch #2- Your Gringo Advantage can be directly “in your face” or perfectly subtle:A “boots on the ground” story #3- The very un-PC cancellable truth about racism and classism in Latin America:(And to think we thought only white men were racist A-holes…) #4- The 3 psychological transition phases of expat life:I’m in phase #3 … how...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.14.22

10/21/2022
#1- Hurricanes in Latin America : How much should we worry? #2- More building and construction tips specific to Latin America: #3- What you need to know about thatched roofs in Latin America:They look tropical and quaint though not recommended #4- Owning a beach house in Latin America:Advice and traps to avoid #5- Mosquitos, gringos and dengue fever:Do expats and gringos even get dengue fever? #6- AAA clubs and big time gringo drinkers in Latin America: #7- Do you want to get...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.09.22

10/11/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1185 SUN, OCT 09 (10-09-22) #1- My real estate successes and failures: #2- What you need to know about Latin American landlords: #3- What you need to know about Latin American rental contracts: #4- Underage maids and cleaning ladies: A trap to avoid #5- My latest Latin country “Plan B” recommendations: #6- Unhappy, unglued “Woke” Latinos who insist on calling themselves “Latinx”: It’s not tolerated in Latin America, only in the USA #7- To live with or...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.07.22

10/7/2022
#1- How the coyote illegal alien transport rules have changed dramatically since the Cov-idiot plandemic: #2- What Expats need to know about freelance taxis: #3- The Latino “common law” marriage hypocrisy: #4- Vigilante justice in Latin America: When and why common people lynch criminal motorcyclists #5- Making your Latin American house or apartment break-in proof: If you travel for long periods you will need to know this #6- Barrio living versus living in a gated colonia: There is a...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 10.02.22

10/7/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1183 SUN, OCT 02 (10-02-22) #1- When Expats loose it! #2- When Expats become old and decrepit: It will happen to you… then what? #3- Latinos –vs- Latinos: The way Latinos judge and diss each other’s countries is a sight to see #4- Puerto Rico is NOT a good Plan B destination: No matter what your have heard from even good rags like Sovereign man #5- My latest “pet peeve” might well become yours too: #6- Do you want to get into the exploding...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 09.30.22

9/30/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1182 FRI, SEPT 30 (09-30-22) #1- How things went very wrong at the latest Latin American beauty pageant: Today’s first “boots on the ground” story #2- What you need to know about Latin American Beach resorts: #3- Is “WOKENESS” creeping into Latin America? #4- Latin toll roads and speed limits: You’ll want to hear thus! #5- My latest “pet peeve” might well become yours too: #6- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel quite...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 09.23.22

9/26/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1181 FRI, SEPT 23 (09-23-22) #1- The Nov 2022 “Expat Insider” seminar has been postponed. Stay Tuned for updates and details… #2- What you need to know about Dentistry in Latin America –PART 2 Including the latest dual purpose Latino fad… dental braces. For Latinos, metal brackets (NOT the clear unseen ones serve to both straighten teeth and act as a socioeconomic class signal. #3- A note about Expats with genuine Latino friends: Few Expats/Gringos have real...

Duration:00:28:00