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Expat Files – 09.03.17

#1- Ten things you must know when taking on a Latino business partner: the do’s, dont’s, realities the pitfalls. #2- The scoop on gringo and expat legal name changes in Latin America: the why’s, where’s and the in’s and outs. #3- When gringos rip off gringos: Latin America is fertile ground for gringo con men and scammers. Surprisingly enough, gringos …

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Expat Files – 09.01.17

#1- Yes, I occasionally get weird questions from listeners. For example, how about this one, “Johnny what do you know about “circumcisions” in Latin America?” #2- In many Latin countries, more kids are born in the home, delivered by a “comadrona”( midwife), than in regular hospitals. Therefore in the home or campo (the boonies) there are very few caesarean births. …

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Expat Files – 08.20.17

#1- Ten Business tips for gringos and expats who are thinking about doing business in Latin America   #2- Smart gringos and expats often buy existing Latin business that are up for sale: Often such a Latin business may be failing or just getting by and treading water. Consequently, many Latin businesses are dirt cheap diamonds in the rough available at …

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Expat Files – 08.18.17

#1- Corn Tortillas: the unusual truth about the 3000 year old food that fed a good number of mighty civilizations. However good they taste and smell, gringos and expats should watch carefully how they are made and handled. Every little tortilla stand has a different set of hygienic standards ranging from good to ugly. Unfortunately the cleanliness factor can be …