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Expat Files – 09.16.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #791 SUN, SEPT 16- (09-16-2018): #1- Handicapped and mobility challenged gringos and expats in Latin America- PART 2: Today we discuss various healthcare and insurance options for gringos and expats whether handicapped or not #2- For elderly and impaired gringos and expats living in Latin America there is always that amazing full-time live-in nurse option   #3- …

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Expat Files – 09.14.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #790 FRI, SEPT 14- (09-14-2018): #1-Gringos doing business in Latin America:Yes gringos and expats with businesses always have the usual startup problems and some very UN-usual ones to! #2- Handicapped and mobility challenged gringos and expats in Latin America- PART 1: Today we have a quite extensive “boots on the ground” segment presented to us by …

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Expat Files – 09.09.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #789 SUN, SEPT 09- (09-09-2018):  #1-The how and when and the serendipity behind Expats finding their own unique Latin American business niches: It’s the subject of today’s first “boots on the ground” story    #2- Food trucks and their lag-time in Latin America: Just five years ago there virtually no food trucks in Latin America- save for Mexico and …

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Expat Files – 09.07.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #788 FRI, SEPT 07- (09-07-2018): #1-When Gringos rip-off Gringos- PART 2: It’s a well-established pattern. Long-term Gringos with larceny in their hearts continuously hatch schemes to rip-off short term/newly arrived Gringos. Why does it keep happening? And why, when they get caught, do they not up in court, or jail… but instead pop-up elsewhere with a …

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Expat Files – 09.02.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #787 SUN, AUG 02- (09-02-2018): #1-Lost in translation: the English language versus Spanish language   Cultural bias, nationalism and sensitive egos prevail in so-called in Latin American “educated” circles if one (especially a gringo) happens to bring up the fact that English is more flexible for writers than is Spanish.Bringing up the fact that there is only one Spanish …

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Expat Files – 08.31.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #786 FRI, AUG 31- (08-31-2018): #1-What to do when you have to establish credit in Latin America: How to build your Latin credit profile- if you so desire.                                                                                           #2- The difference between a “Fiador” and “Co-signer”” You will need one or the other when renting a place, getting utility hookups and internet service. But what are …

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Expat Files – 08.26.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #785 SUN, AUG 26- (08-26-2018): #1-Some of the hidden advantages of living and hanging out “off the tourist trail”                                                                                           #2- When Gringos rip-off Gringos. There are lots of unscrupulous Gringos just waiting for the chance to get at your wallet. Beware of “golden” once in a lifetime investment opportunities. Most of them are offered up by …

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Expat Files – 08.24.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #784 FRI, AUG 24- (08-24-2018): #1-Expat Canadians and their tax problems: Part2                                                                                           #2- Johnny gets shaken down by a pair of Latin motorcycle cops: And after a 20 buck payoff, suddenly they are all best friends and bosom buddies. Yes, only in Latin America!! #3-Dirty Dancing- the dirty truth about salsa and meringue dance classes for …

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Expat Files – 08.19.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #783 SUN, AUG 19- (08-19-2018): #1-Revisting Roatan, Honduras: An expat gringo finds a unique business niche nearby… the local Latinos don’t get it, but it’s an idea whose time has come.  #2- Details, Details: why practically every Latin construction and/or remodeling project never quite makes the grade (the first world grade). Why do so many Latin …

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Expat Files – 08.17.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #782 FRI, AUG 17- (08-17-2018): #1-What Uncle Sam doesn’t want you to know about those US embassies and consulates abroad: The bottom line is, even though these big, super-expensive, reinforced and heavily guarded behemoths can be found most foreign capital cities, the embassy slugs are NOT actually there to help you- nope not your  average US citizen. …