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Expat Files – 05.21.17

#1- What expats need to know about air travel to and from Central and South America from the states #2- What about internal air travel using local Latin carriers? #3- Tips on Tips and Tipping: find out what’s proper and what’s not. How well-meaning gringos tend to dislocate and distort prevailing wage and social systems throughout Latin America to the …

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Expat Files – 05.19.17

#1- An educated Latina shares her opinions on the steady Gringo invasion of the popularly promoted parts of Latin America. She talks about the good the bad the ugly and the great(naturally) #2- Today we have a discussion on what Latins perceive as the sometimes disturbing differences between our two cultures with an emphasis on the traits of North American …

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Expat Files – 05.14.17

#1- Gringos doing Business in Latin America: how to keep your eyes wide open for niche to fill. #2-Doing virtual business in Latin America on the net #3- PART 1 of a discussion explaining two separate and completely distinct brick and mortar  business operations that regularly return 100% of their initial investment annually. You’ll need “boots on the ground” to …

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Expat Files – 05.12.17

  #1- Ecuador has now been permanently pulled from my preferred Expat “Plan B”destination list. Problem is, when the gringos come en mass so does the gouging and since the Ecuadorian government is dead set on subsidizing socialism for the masses, Gringos are taking it in the trasero. It will never end. Last month it was the 5% capital and …

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iEat Green – Guest Mary Jo Dudley Director, Cornell Farmworkers Program – 05.11.17

Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (a program within the Community and Regional Development Institute at Cornell’s’ College of Agriculture and Life Science). The Cornell Farmworker Program is dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families. They also seek recognition for farmworker’s contributions to society and their acceptance and full …

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The Infectious Myth – Episode 135: Shaken Baby Syndrome with Mary – 03.21.17

David discusses Shaken Baby Syndrome with “Mary” (not her real name) whose daughter-in-law served 2 years in jail for manslaughter when a Shaken Baby conviction was rammed through, ignoring evidence that the dead baby’s mother was far from a perfect caregiver, and ignoring the possibility of any medical crisis (such as an adverse reaction to a vaccine or medication). Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case, and some caregivers have been punished much more stringently. Yet science is slowly realizing that this syndrome is probably completely imaginary, and that babies that die without external evidence of abuse probably did not die of abuse.

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Ask Beatty – 03.20.17

Did you know that depression rates rose 18% in the last decade world-wide and that the most vulnerable groups are youth, pregnant or postpartum women and the elderly. And unfortunately, rates of depression are increasing for adolescents as well. Beatty talked about the signs and symptoms of depression and offered concrete suggestions as to how to best deal with your depression. Don’t wait if your symptoms don’t improve or are worsening. Reaching out and asking for help is the very best thing that you can do for yourself and your family.

She also discussed what to do if your partner is no longer interested in sex and the benefits of dealing early on with sexual and other emotional, psychological and psychiatric issues.

Take concrete action today and change your life and relationships forever!

To life and love,
BEATTY