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Expat Files – 04.01.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #747- SUN, APR 01- (04-01-2018): #1- How gringos and expats who insist on staying off the radar buy their phones, SIM cards and internet service, while still somehow remaining (mostly) anonymous: In the last year or so most all Latin countries have passed laws forcing local cellphone and internet providers to require passport, home address and …

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Expat Files – 03.30.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #746- FRI, MAR 30- (03-30-2018): #1- Muslims and Arabs in Latin America: Lately, lots of emails have been coming in expressing concern that radical Muslims may be setting up shop in Latin America intent on making their way through Mexico up to the states. Today we offer some more surprising “boots on the ground” insights on …

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Expat Files – 03.25.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #745- SUN, MAR 25- (03-25-2018): #1- TWENTY SOLID reasons why I DO NOT recommend Mexico for anything but the occasional all-inclusive sun and fun resort package deal I know, I know, we’ve been down this twisted road before but today we’ll be going into much greater detail. This discussion’s for those of you who refuse to …

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Expat Files – 03.23.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #744- FRI, MAR 23- (03-23-2018): #1- Homesteading in Latin America: Tips for expats and gringos who want to live in the Latin American boonies “off the grid” or nearly “off the grid”.  #2- Johnny’s picks for Living Large on a measly social security check way up in the 5000 to 6000 foot elevation “sweet spot” known …

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Expat Files – 03.18.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #743- SUN, MAR 18- (03-18-2018): #1- School shootings in Latin America: Do they happen south of the border too? If so how frequently. Yes they do happen but the way they happen and the circumstances will certainly surprise you…   #2- Owning guns and ammo in Latin America: Yes you can. Here are the general rules, …

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Expat Files – 03.16.18

#1- Sage advice for gringos and expats whose idea of a “Plan B” is to live “off the grid” or partially “off the grid”   #2- TEN things you really must know about Latin American electric power distribution, service, maintenance and the power grid in general   #3-Internet and smartphone service in Latin America: There are so many options and …

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Expat Files – 03.11.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #741- SUN, MAR 11- (03-11-2018): #1- 5 solid reasons why I don’t much recommend Nicaragua anymore as an outstanding “Plan B” for gringos and expats. Here’s why…   #2- Today we discuss why so many gringos and expats come down intending to de-stress and uncomplicate their lives then they jump right back on another kind of …

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Expat Files – 03.09.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #740- FRI, MAR 09- (03-09-2018): #1- Everyone wants the lowdown on when Gringos and Gringas have intimate relationships with Latinos/Latinas: Romance, mating, dating and relationships are a funny crazy business most anywhere even more so in Latin America. Today we discuss the finer points of mixed gringo/Latin love matches as well as the major hurdles and …

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Expat Files – 03.04.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #739- SUN, MAR 04- (03-04-2018): #1- Car Accidents in Latin America: What you definitely need to know if you’re in a car accident and the other guy ends up in the hospital. Heed this advice or you just might end up spending a few uncomfortable days in a seedy Latin jail.   #2- The Chinese are …

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Expat Files – 03.02.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #738- FRI, MAR 02- (03-02-2018): #1- The Latin sense of Humor: What Latinos find funny and humorous truly escapes most of us gringos and expats. Though some slapstick and physical humor is universal, how then is it we can sit down and watch Latin TV comedy programs for hours on end and never once crack a …