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The Expat Files: Living in Latin America

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The Expat Files: Living in Latin America
The Expat Files: Living in Latin America

The Expat Files: Living in Latin America

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

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Expat Files - 10.18.19

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 by then!) #2- Some thoughts on clueless Americans without a “Plan B”: If there is a God, he must love clueless people. It must be true because she made so many of them. On that note, today we have an “Expat Insider Seminar” repeat offender (a career seasoned corrections officer) sounding off about why it’s absolutely necessary to get out of Dodge now. #3- What you need to know about Bolivia: Explaining why it’s a nice place to visit, though not recommended it for a permanent “Plan B” destination. #4- Another dirty little “Big Pharma” secret revealed; There are over 60 blood plasma collection stations at the US/Mexican border, each paying thousands of poor Mexicans 20 bucks a week for their plasma. Today we have the dope on that miserable situation… #5-What you need to know about hiring Latino and Latina employees: When job prospects arrive at your interview bearing letters and references, don’t take the written word at face value. Everyone has good references from previous employers, so do bad and dishonest workers too. Today we talk about the how and why.. #6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel.See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

27 MIN23 h ago
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Expat Files - 10.18.19

Expat Files - 10.13.19

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 by then!) #2- Tips for gringos and expats into exercise and fitness who may be visiting or living in Latin America #3- 5G in Latin America and how to protect yourself from dirty EMF around the house- PART 2 #4- The day Latin Voters finally got pissed enough to enact revenge: Today we discuss what one Mexican town did to their mayor and chief political scumbag. It was illegal as hell, but nothing short of astonishing. #5-Tales of the Avocado Mafia: A story that’s so strange you just might no...

27 MIN6 d ago
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Expat Files - 10.13.19

Expat Files - 10.11.19

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 then!) #2- Meanwhile, throughout Latin America, cultural differences will prevail: Though Spanish is spoken in all 20 Latin countries certain obvious social and cultural differences stand out. For example, can you guess which Latin country citizens are the loudest and most raucous… and which country or countries have the most low key, calm and introverted populations? #3- Today we have the blueprint for how Latin Governments keep ruining their economies: Basically, the Latin government philos...

27 MIN1 w ago
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Expat Files - 10.11.19

Expat Files - 10.06.19

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 10th2020, finishing Thursday Night, January 16th. #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 surprise you. But believe me, after 30 years of travelling practically everywhere in Latin America and elsewhere, I definitely know what to pack. #3-Ever wonder what Latinos think of our 57+ gender distinctions and those ever-changing and totally confusing gender non-specific pronoun oddities? Average Latinos doesn’t know or care. Educated Latinos don’t get it, and though it hasn’t stopped them from loving the crap out of Miami and everything USA, they do perceive there are cracks forming in...

27 MIN1 w ago
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Expat Files - 10.06.19

Expat Files - 10.04.19

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 University Systems: How do they differ from USA Universities? What’s the tuition? Should you send your kids there? More importantly… are they any good? As you might imagine, there are good, bad and ugly ones. But believe it or not there are a few that are so great you have to see them to believe it. For example there is one in Guatemala called UFM. It’s so well regarded that any medical school graduate is offered immediate entrance into the Harvard Medical school post-doctoral and/or medical specialty pr...

27 MIN2 w ago
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Expat Files - 10.04.19

Expat Files - 09.29.19

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 that department than we gringos and expats are used to. Today we discuss what we can do to bring our own Latin household help up to snuff. #4- Huelgas! When the Latino hoards take to the streets! What you should know about Latin American street blockages and protests.. Is it safe to go out when the picketers come out? #5- Some words about the lowly Mango: Just when you thought the lowly Mango was a boring Fruit, today we have a ”boots on the ground” mango report. It’s true, Mangos don’t transpo...

27 MIN2 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.29.19

Expat Files - 09.27.19

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, restore, replace, and regenerate all kinds of cells and can be used to treat many medical conditions and diseases. They have proven especially effective in treating bone, cartilage, joint diseases and trauma as well as having the capacity to repair and regenerate damaged cardiac tissue and much more. However in the USA, only the extraction of stem cells from blood and bone marrow are approved for use by the FDA and AMA. That means any other Stem Cell extraction methods and treatments are considere...

27 MIN3 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.27.19

Expat Files - 09.22.19

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, Panama City, Bogota, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, etc., that it makes sense to have token gringo DJ. Latino advertisers love that demographic because English speakers always have more purchasing power then average Spanish speaking radio listeners. Today you’ll hear the untold story.. #2- Gringos just hate Reggaton Music. So what’s wrong with it? In Latin America you hear reggaton’s grinding, monotonous beat everywhere. It’s the soundtrack of youth in Latin America. But the truth is 99% of gri...

27 MIN3 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.22.19

Expat Files - 09.20.19

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 how does the infamous “N” word get translated into Spanish? Can it be translated? Do Latinos get the point, the subtle or hard meanings? Find out in today’s first boots-on-the ground story. #3- A Gringo’s Guide to Police Extortion and Bribes: Today’s second boots-on-the-ground story #4- There is nothing PC (Politically Correct) about Latin America so get used to it: #5- The weirdest kind of insurance policy: How 2 bucks worth of Coca-Cola and a bag of Cheetos can occasinally save your ass… #...

27 MIN3 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.20.19

Expat Files - 09.15.19

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 avoid that scenario and save you a lot of grief and dough.. #3- Some Eggspert advice concerning “driveway chickens” and their eggs, versus store bought so-called “free range” chickens and eggs. There is a difference… #4- Small towns in Latin America- are they safe? As a rule, most Latin towns under 50,000 population are quite safe, but there are some notable exceptions. Today the dope on the how, where and why… #5- The “Apostilling” facts: What you need to know about “Apostilling” document...

27 MINSEP 15
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Expat Files - 09.15.19

Latest Episodes

Expat Files - 10.18.19

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 by then!) #2- Some thoughts on clueless Americans without a “Plan B”: If there is a God, he must love clueless people. It must be true because she made so many of them. On that note, today we have an “Expat Insider Seminar” repeat offender (a career seasoned corrections officer) sounding off about why it’s absolutely necessary to get out of Dodge now. #3- What you need to know about Bolivia: Explaining why it’s a nice place to visit, though not recommended it for a permanent “Plan B” destination. #4- Another dirty little “Big Pharma” secret revealed; There are over 60 blood plasma collection stations at the US/Mexican border, each paying thousands of poor Mexicans 20 bucks a week for their plasma. Today we have the dope on that miserable situation… #5-What you need to know about hiring Latino and Latina employees: When job prospects arrive at your interview bearing letters and references, don’t take the written word at face value. Everyone has good references from previous employers, so do bad and dishonest workers too. Today we talk about the how and why.. #6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel.See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

27 MIN23 h ago
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Expat Files - 10.18.19

Expat Files - 10.13.19

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 by then!) #2- Tips for gringos and expats into exercise and fitness who may be visiting or living in Latin America #3- 5G in Latin America and how to protect yourself from dirty EMF around the house- PART 2 #4- The day Latin Voters finally got pissed enough to enact revenge: Today we discuss what one Mexican town did to their mayor and chief political scumbag. It was illegal as hell, but nothing short of astonishing. #5-Tales of the Avocado Mafia: A story that’s so strange you just might no...

27 MIN6 d ago
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Expat Files - 10.13.19

Expat Files - 10.11.19

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 then!) #2- Meanwhile, throughout Latin America, cultural differences will prevail: Though Spanish is spoken in all 20 Latin countries certain obvious social and cultural differences stand out. For example, can you guess which Latin country citizens are the loudest and most raucous… and which country or countries have the most low key, calm and introverted populations? #3- Today we have the blueprint for how Latin Governments keep ruining their economies: Basically, the Latin government philos...

27 MIN1 w ago
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Expat Files - 10.11.19

Expat Files - 10.06.19

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 10th2020, finishing Thursday Night, January 16th. #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 surprise you. But believe me, after 30 years of travelling practically everywhere in Latin America and elsewhere, I definitely know what to pack. #3-Ever wonder what Latinos think of our 57+ gender distinctions and those ever-changing and totally confusing gender non-specific pronoun oddities? Average Latinos doesn’t know or care. Educated Latinos don’t get it, and though it hasn’t stopped them from loving the crap out of Miami and everything USA, they do perceive there are cracks forming in...

27 MIN1 w ago
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Expat Files - 10.06.19

Expat Files - 10.04.19

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 University Systems: How do they differ from USA Universities? What’s the tuition? Should you send your kids there? More importantly… are they any good? As you might imagine, there are good, bad and ugly ones. But believe it or not there are a few that are so great you have to see them to believe it. For example there is one in Guatemala called UFM. It’s so well regarded that any medical school graduate is offered immediate entrance into the Harvard Medical school post-doctoral and/or medical specialty pr...

27 MIN2 w ago
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Expat Files - 10.04.19

Expat Files - 09.29.19

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 that department than we gringos and expats are used to. Today we discuss what we can do to bring our own Latin household help up to snuff. #4- Huelgas! When the Latino hoards take to the streets! What you should know about Latin American street blockages and protests.. Is it safe to go out when the picketers come out? #5- Some words about the lowly Mango: Just when you thought the lowly Mango was a boring Fruit, today we have a ”boots on the ground” mango report. It’s true, Mangos don’t transpo...

27 MIN2 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.29.19

Expat Files - 09.27.19

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, restore, replace, and regenerate all kinds of cells and can be used to treat many medical conditions and diseases. They have proven especially effective in treating bone, cartilage, joint diseases and trauma as well as having the capacity to repair and regenerate damaged cardiac tissue and much more. However in the USA, only the extraction of stem cells from blood and bone marrow are approved for use by the FDA and AMA. That means any other Stem Cell extraction methods and treatments are considere...

27 MIN3 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.27.19

Expat Files - 09.22.19

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, Panama City, Bogota, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, etc., that it makes sense to have token gringo DJ. Latino advertisers love that demographic because English speakers always have more purchasing power then average Spanish speaking radio listeners. Today you’ll hear the untold story.. #2- Gringos just hate Reggaton Music. So what’s wrong with it? In Latin America you hear reggaton’s grinding, monotonous beat everywhere. It’s the soundtrack of youth in Latin America. But the truth is 99% of gri...

27 MIN3 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.22.19

Expat Files - 09.20.19

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 how does the infamous “N” word get translated into Spanish? Can it be translated? Do Latinos get the point, the subtle or hard meanings? Find out in today’s first boots-on-the ground story. #3- A Gringo’s Guide to Police Extortion and Bribes: Today’s second boots-on-the-ground story #4- There is nothing PC (Politically Correct) about Latin America so get used to it: #5- The weirdest kind of insurance policy: How 2 bucks worth of Coca-Cola and a bag of Cheetos can occasinally save your ass… #...

27 MIN3 w ago
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Expat Files - 09.20.19

Expat Files - 09.15.19

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 avoid that scenario and save you a lot of grief and dough.. #3- Some Eggspert advice concerning “driveway chickens” and their eggs, versus store bought so-called “free range” chickens and eggs. There is a difference… #4- Small towns in Latin America- are they safe? As a rule, most Latin towns under 50,000 population are quite safe, but there are some notable exceptions. Today the dope on the how, where and why… #5- The “Apostilling” facts: What you need to know about “Apostilling” document...

27 MINSEP 15
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Expat Files - 09.15.19