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Expat Files – 09.28.18

 #1-The Gringo / Expat Lonely Hearts Club Band- PART 1 Gringos, mostly first-world losers in the love and romance department, have discovered the plethora of Latin American cupid and dating sites. And it usually goes like this.. the gringo guy first hooks up online then make one or more visits down to connect with the online “sweetheart” … only to …

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Expat Files – 09.24.18

#1-Discussing the completely over the top ways that both Latin governments and businesses use sex and hot women in marketing, promotion, advertising and in political campaigns. #2- Ten things you never knew about the female modelling and so–called “Edecan” employment agencies in Latin America   #3-How “lag time” has put the breaks on the feminism and Social justice warrior movements in …

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Expat Files – 09.21.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #792 SUN, SEPT 21- (09-21-2018): #1-Big Brother Influence and penetration in Latin America: How pervasive is it? What Latin countries are serious about implementing it US style. What about the presence of that good old “lag time” effect? #2- We know all about the cancer called socialism and its malignant effects in Latin America via Venezuela …

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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 …