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Expat Files – 05.25.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #760- FRI, MAY 25- (05-25-2018): #1- Latinos view us so-called “rich” and “generous” gringos differently, depending whether we are on or off the tourist trail: That means where you are or hang out in Latin America determines how you will be viewed and treated by the locals. #2- The truth about the Latin Job market for Gringos …

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Expat Files – 05.20.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #759- SUN, MAY 20- (05-20-2018): #1- Notice on your next visit to Latin America that surveillance cameras are starting to pop up all over the place: What’s that all about? Should we be worried? #2- The lowdown on sending packages and letters to and from friends and relatives up in the states: today we have a snail mail …

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Expat Files – 05.18.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #758- FRI, MAY 18- (05-18-2018): #1- A (not so) funny thing happened to me on the way to my Latin dentist’s office: Today’s first boots on the ground story is a sad but telling one- on many levels. It’s the story of, love, life, luck (both bad and good) mixed in with a little larceny. #2- …

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Expat Files – 05.13.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #757- SUN, MAY 13- (05-13-2018): #1- What the hell is going in Nicaragua? Part 1: Marches in the streets, people dying at the hands of the cops and the military, my how things change. It used to be such a highly touted and peaceful place for gringos and expats retiring and relocating. Why not so long …

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Expat Files – 05.11.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #756- FRI, MAY 11- (05-11-2018): #1- Are there any Latin countries on the fast track to becoming 1st world or somewhat 1st world? Just what do the terms 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th world mean?  #2- Plastic, easy credit, high interest loans and extended payment plans are ripe temptations for the Latin public. Most Latinos have no money in the bank… hmm, …

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Expat Files – 04.29.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #754-FRI, APR 27- (04-27-2018): #1- Gringos and Expats express their greatest regrets in life: #2- Is it true that Expats and Gringos living NEAR but not ON the tourist trail have more fun? #3- The DIY (cheap) method of obtaining Residency in a Latin country versus hiring a Latin immigration attorney to assist you in the …

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Expat Files – 04.27.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #754-FRI, APR 27- (04-27-2018): #1- Gringos and Expats express their greatest regrets in life: #2- Is it true that Expats and Gringos living NEAR but not ON the tourist trail have more fun? #3- The DIY (cheap) method of obtaining Residency in a Latin country versus hiring a Latin immigration attorney to assist you in the …

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Johnson: Elites Eying the Exits Signals America’s Crisis

Interviewed as part of an extraordinary New Yorker investigation into growing anxiety among America’s corporate elite over the potential for anarchic social collapse, Institute President Robert Johnson saw his peers’ talk of bolt-holes in New Zealand as reflecting a deeper crisis. Johnson told writer Evan Osnos of the mounting anxiety he had encountered among hedge-fund managers and other wealthy Americans …

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Nadia Zahel – Given Away as a Child Bride, Afghan Woman Describes 24 Years of Abuse

Spogmai was just 12 years old when she was separated from her parents and handed over to another family. But this was no ordinary arranged marriage. Instead, she was given to a man more than three times her age in order to settle a family feud. Her voice trembles as she recalls the day she entered a form of slavery. …