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Expat Files – 09.24.17

#1- (Anti)Social Media in Latin America and how its negatively affecting the local population: Yes, a certain small percentage of middle and upper-class Latins are addicted to Twitter and Facebook (who’d a thunk?) They have even invented a new vocabulary word for those particular stupid addictions. That said, about 80% of Latinos with little or no discretionary income have found …

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Expat Files – 09.22.17

#1- Expat Eddie outlines a few of his own pointed Latin learning experiences as a gringo boss, including interviewing, hiring, firing, managing and training Latin workers. #2- When gringos get into car accidents. What if a gringo didn’t know Spanish, had an expired driver’s license and no insurance. On top of that, what if he totaled the other guy’s car, …

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Expat Files – 09.15.17

#1- Living in earthquake territory; Mexico just had an 8.2- the strongest there in 100years. Today we have some tips, advice and lessons learned  about living working playing and/or retiring in earthquake country #2- The many problems involved in owning a beach house or island property: a cautionary tale. It can be great fun (with bragging rites) at first, but …

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Expat Files – 09.10.17

#1- Buying vintage, antique and classic cars in Latin America- Part 2     #2- Latins are Leather and cloth upholstery experts. They do the work for amazingly low prices. Upholsterers work for approximately $20-25 per day, not per hour. That means, feel free to buy junk furniture, sofas, etc., and get them redone. The’ll be showroom new. Yes, there are some …

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Expat Files – 09.08.17

#1- The real truth about “Gringo- vs- Latin” prices. Today’s first “boots on the ground” story shows you how to spot price gouging and work around that phenomena. #2- Johnny takes a trip to the hardware / building supply store. Today’s second “boots on the ground” story is for do-it-yourself types who like tinkering. #3- Some recent examples of the …

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Expat Files – 09.03.17

#1- Ten things you must know when taking on a Latino business partner: the do’s, dont’s, realities the pitfalls. #2- The scoop on gringo and expat legal name changes in Latin America: the why’s, where’s and the in’s and outs. #3- When gringos rip off gringos: Latin America is fertile ground for gringo con men and scammers. Surprisingly enough, gringos …

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Expat Files – 09.01.17

#1- Yes, I occasionally get weird questions from listeners. For example, how about this one, “Johnny what do you know about “circumcisions” in Latin America?” #2- In many Latin countries, more kids are born in the home, delivered by a “comadrona”( midwife), than in regular hospitals. Therefore in the home or campo (the boonies) there are very few caesarean births. …

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Expat Files – 08.27.17

#1- What you really need to know about pesticides, herbicides and GMO’s in Latin America.      #2- 10 Things you didn’t know about Latin American Veterinarians along with and some tips that will come in very handy if you have pets in Latin America   #3- The care and feeding of US fast food franchises in Latin America: a 2017 update. How many …

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Expat Files – 08.25.17

#1- Gringos with too much time on their hands often try to mold their Latin American paradise into a synthetic 1st world replica. The results are often not pretty. That’s one reason why we don’t recommend Costa Rica, Panama, and most of Gringoized Mexico. Why leave the states and turn your paradise into a lush tropical Cleveland with nice weather. Makes you …