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Expat Files – 04.02.17

#2-A quick guide to hiring and firing maids, gardeners and other domestic help. Up in the states, most gringos and Expats can never afford a maid or gardener. That can present stressful boss/employee relations problems if not handled correctly right from the start. Problem #1: Many Gringos/Gringas feel quite guilty about paying so little (considered slave wages in the states). They often compensate by being very lenient and letting maids set the rules in the house, often forgetting who’s the boss and who’s the employee.

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Expat Files – 03.30.17

#1- Hidden truths about the proposed Trump wall the media will never tell you about #2-The quick start, vote-with-your-feet, fast track “Plan B” method explained #3- What you need to know about Latin currencies and the underlying inflation stats behind them #4- There have been subtle and not so subtle changes in the Latin coins and change in your pocket. …

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Expat Files – 03.12.17

#1- Ten critical things Expats need to know before they consider hiring a Latin building contractor or construction work crew #2- Things you should expect to experience when living in a gated/guarded community #3-Security cameras for Expats. Should you have them? Are they necessary? #4- The use and abuse of DRONES in Latin America. Yes, all the latest and greatest …