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Expat Files – 09.24.17

#1- (Anti)Social Media in Latin America and how its negatively affecting the local population: Yes, a certain small percentage of middle and upper-class Latins are addicted to Twitter and Facebook (who’d a thunk?) They have even invented a new vocabulary word for those particular stupid addictions. That said, about 80% of Latinos with little or no discretionary income have found …

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Project Censored – 09.19.17

Latin America and Journalism: Nolan Higdon and Nicholas Baham speak with Kali Persall (recently returned from a visit to Cuba), and T.M. Scruggs (recently returned from Nicaragua). Kali Persall writes for the Pioneer newspaper in Hayward, California (www.thepioneeronline.com). TM Scruggs is a co-founder of the Real News Network (www.therealnews.com) Download this episode (right click and save)

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Expat Files – 09.10.17

#1- Buying vintage, antique and classic cars in Latin America- Part 2     #2- Latins are Leather and cloth upholstery experts. They do the work for amazingly low prices. Upholsterers work for approximately $20-25 per day, not per hour. That means, feel free to buy junk furniture, sofas, etc., and get them redone. The’ll be showroom new. Yes, there are some …

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Expat Files – 09.08.17

#1- The real truth about “Gringo- vs- Latin” prices. Today’s first “boots on the ground” story shows you how to spot price gouging and work around that phenomena. #2- Johnny takes a trip to the hardware / building supply store. Today’s second “boots on the ground” story is for do-it-yourself types who like tinkering. #3- Some recent examples of the …

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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 – 08.27.17

#1- What you really need to know about pesticides, herbicides and GMO’s in Latin America.      #2- 10 Things you didn’t know about Latin American Veterinarians along with and some tips that will come in very handy if you have pets in Latin America   #3- The care and feeding of US fast food franchises in Latin America: a 2017 update. How many …

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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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Alternative Visions – Venezuela Today: Eyewitness to Current Events – 08.18.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Alternative Visions radio welcomes guest, Pablo Vivanco, of Telesur Media in Latin America to explain what’s really going on in Venezuela as the Trump administration raises the spectre of possible military intervention in the democratic revolution in that country.  Dr. Rasmus describes the measures by which US elites and its deep state since …