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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 - 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

The Expat Files - 09.18.22

9/19/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1180 SUN, SEPT 18 (09-18-22) #1- THE NOV 2022 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED #2- To be Transgender in Latin America: What’s it like and how does it differ from being “trans” in the 1st world #3- Language accents and why we can’t get rid of them: #4- Dentistry Latin Style: How can treatments be so cheap? Is it because your 1st world dentist gouging you? Well for one thing, in Latin America you’ve got your choice of good, better or best… #5- Do you...

Duration:00:28:00

The Expat Files - 09.16.22

9/16/2022
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1179 FRI, SEPT 16 (09-16-22) #1- Despite greater economic growth and less poverty, 3rd world countries continue to remain 3rd world countries: How does that make sense? #2- Latin American Birthdays are MAJOR events: Forget your Latino or Latina partner’s birthday at your peril: #3- More on familial physical and sexual abuse in Latin America: #4- What makes Latino kids different from American kids: #5- Another motorcycle bites the dust: Most would say that's...

Duration:00:28:00