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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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Expat Files – 09.22.17

#1- Expat Eddie outlines a few of his own pointed Latin learning experiences as a gringo boss, including interviewing, hiring, firing, managing and training Latin workers. #2- When gringos get into car accidents. What if a gringo didn’t know Spanish, had an expired driver’s license and no insurance. On top of that, what if he totaled the other guy’s car, …

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Expat Files – 07.23.17

#1- A frequent question from listeners: “Johnny, where would you live if you had to settle down and have your “Plan B” in Mexico?” Today you’ll get the full, unabridged answer.   #2- In Mexico the prices are going up, up, up. You might be surprised at the reasons why. That’s all bad news for the hundreds of thousands of Gringo and …

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Expat Files – 06.25.17

#1- When big and small earthquakes hit (they do with some regularity)how do Expats and gringos cope and react? Two big 6.8 earthquakes hit Guatemala and Mexico this week. As usual there was some property damage and but none affecting local gringos and Expats. Only group truly affected when natural disasters arise are poor uneducated locals. The squatters in shacks …

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Expat Files – 06.11.17

Descriptions: for THE EXPAT FILES SHOW #667, 06-11-2017 (SUN): #1- Tips on owning dogs and other animals in Latin America: a few words about Latin veterinarians, pharmacies, prescriptions and drugs #2-More Mexico stories: why is it that no matter how many awful news stories air about crime and lawlessness in Mexico and gringo- and as Expat bad experiences pile up- …

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Expat Files – 05.19.17

#1- An educated Latina shares her opinions on the steady Gringo invasion of the popularly promoted parts of Latin America. She talks about the good the bad the ugly and the great(naturally) #2- Today we have a discussion on what Latins perceive as the sometimes disturbing differences between our two cultures with an emphasis on the traits of North American …

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Expat Files – 05.05.17

#1- I told you so! Today we have proof that the majority of Latin countries are now in the active stages of tightening their immigration and residency requirements for foreigners (that means gringos). Today we excerpt a trusted Panama media source outlining how residency requirements and tourist visa renewal laws are changing right now in Panama listing Latin countries that …