#1- Costa Rica- A Con Man’s Paradise:
A collection of unbelievable “boots on the ground” Costa Rican rip off stories. Don’t let this happen to you!
#2- Some Gringos and Expats will make it a point to ditch their boring past and completely re-invent a more exciting version of themselves:
Everybody wants to be a “somebody” and you’d be surprised how many Expat artists, writers, adventures and entrepreneurs are really just damn good bullshitters who, in a past life, were just ordinary mundane plumbers, firemen and meter readers. Unlike up in the states, when one is down in Latin America, pretenses can be perpetuated indefinitely and even have a life of their own.
#3- What you need to know about Latin American adoption agency scams and rip offs:
#4- Argentina is falling apart at the seams (I told you so!):
Yes that bloated, corrupt Argentine government is at it again, bankrupt and ready to default on their sovereign debt. Thus, they have instituted currency controls and that’s always the beginning of the end. So how bad is it? Well, one now must ask for written permission from one’s own bank and the government to withdraw YOUR OWN money from your own US dollar account. This will not end well… (did I say I told you so?)
#5- The gentle art of car theft in Latin America:
What you need to know to protect yourself so it doesn’t happen to you!
#6- Three simple tips on how to thwart ID theft in Latin America and elsewhere:
#7- Johnny’s week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 11th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020.
To get on the early-bird sign up list, email
providing the world doesn’t implode by then!)
#8- 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.