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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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Alternative Visions – Is There a Trump Trade War Brewing? – 03.09.18

Dr. Rasmus takes up the key economic news of the past week that Trump is launching a trade war by raising tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Contrary to press and media, it’s not a general ‘trade war’ but another example of US capitalists—the national ‘America First’ wing allied with Trump in the current case—signaling they intend to renegotiate trade …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 03.01.18

TRUMP and the MAFIA are at center stage as BOB FITRAKIS gives us the inside story. Russian election tampering is the tip of the iceberg of a career totally intertwined with organized crime. Then STEPHEN FRANTZ tells us all about the world killing glyphosate which threatens all life on Earth Two vital topics with truly great experts.  Don’t miss this …

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Economic Update – Capitalism and Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic – 01.14.18

Updates on UN report on poverty in the US, oreos produced in Mexico, US households with zero or negative net worth, Germany’s negative utility prices, Germany’s bold labor strikes, Iceland law on equal pay for equal work, the myth of US economic “recovery,” and Canada’s Tim Horton sabotages rising minimum wage. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US opioid epidemic: …

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Black Agenda Radio – 11.13.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host Nellie Bailey. Coming up: a Black radical candidate explains how you can run a winning political campaign, even if you lose the election; and first, they stole the people’s right to vote, in Detroit, …

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Expat Files – 10.27.17

#1- The newest phrase in the Latin street talk vernacular is “El Sueno Canadiense”. That means, “The Canadian Dream”. Sound familiar, kinda? Yes, certain illegals who’ve been feeling the pressure of the Trump administration and the latest US immigration crackdowns are changing plans for a newer kinder more tolerant trajectory- Canada   #2- The average unsophisticated working-class Latino has basically 3 …

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Expat Files – 10.20.17

#1- When Gringos go “Native”. A small percentage do go native and its generally a sad thing to see, but not always. The signs are obvious- perpetually disheveled, sweaty, same smudged baggy shirt and pants, raggedy old sandals, slightly odoriferous. And bad smells prevail in the native gringo’s house too- the scent of dogs, cats, garbage and driveway chickens. Look …

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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 …