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Expat Files – 02.23.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #736- FRI, FEB 23- (02-23-2018): #1- It’s a small world after all: Gringos and expats find out quite soon that in Latin America many things like sinks, toilets, stairs and doors are pint-sized. But that’s not all. So are cloths and clothing sizes. That means apparel selection and cloths shopping can be a constant problem for …

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Expat Files – 02.18.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #735- SUN, FEB 18- (02-18-2018): #1- Dissecting the gringo price phenomena: or how locals constantly pull the wool over the eyes of newbie expats and gringos. Local souvenir and trinket sellers manage to double and triple team gringos, often convincing them to buy things for 4 and even 5 times their “off the tourist” trail value. …

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Expat Files – 02.11.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #733- SUN, FEB 11- (02-11-2018):  #1- A group of smart Latinos have discovered there’s “sure thing” money in giving cryptocurrency seminars. You wouldn’t believe how popular these things are. Everyone wants to get in on the so-called “easy money”. Yup like the old California gold rush days of the 1900’s, the guys that made consistent dough weren’t the miners …

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Expat Files – 02.02.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #730- FRI, FEB 02- (02-02-2018):  #1- Update on the use and abuse of USD funny-money in Latin America:  What denominations of USD are most commonly and easily accepted? How Latin banks are dealing with the influx of US dough. What about dollar acceptance at small tiendas and businesses? And finally, a word on counterfeit dough in …

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Expat Files – 01.26.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #728- FRI, JAN 26- (01-26-2018):    #1- A list of indispensable documents and items travelers should carry on their person at all times in their tiny secret hidden pouch. However, under most circumstances, some items most people believe they really must carry with them are truly unnecessary. Today we spell out the guidelines.   #2- The …

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Expat Files – 01.07.18

 #1- The “Gringo Advantage” is alive and well in Latin America. Meanwhile, the media reports the whole world is souring on Americans as well as our bullying government. What with constant war mongering, regime change tactics, bankrupt monetary policies, etc., its hard to argue with that logic. But we will do so today with a few boots-on-the-ground stories that will …

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Expat Files – 12.31.17

#1-Ten things expats need to know about prostitution and sex tourism in Latin America   #2- NEWS FLASH! Nicaragua has imposed new immigration regulations making it mandatory all visitors file a personal itinerary document at least seven days in advance of their arrival. Today we highlight the details of this latest intrusive Nica govt initiative. Note that travel and hospitality …

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Expat Files – 12.29.17

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #722- FRI, DEC 29- (12-29-2017):   #1- An update on O’Vomit care and how it does or doesn’t affect gringos and expats in LATIN America. Today we have the inside scoop and some stark examples how stateside health insurance companies like Blue Cross etc., can and will pull the rug out from under even long-term policy …

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Expat Files – 12.24.17

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW- SUN, DEC 24th- #721, 12-24-2017: #1- Expats living on the water- the truth about having a boat in Latin America: It’s a gringo fantasy for some. Many daydream about such a life but few ever get the chance and think for one its a lot of work, risk and way too expensive. Today we posit a …