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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 …

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Expat Files – 08.18.17

#1- Corn Tortillas: the unusual truth about the 3000 year old food that fed a good number of mighty civilizations. However good they taste and smell, gringos and expats should watch carefully how they are made and handled. Every little tortilla stand has a different set of hygienic standards ranging from good to ugly. Unfortunately the cleanliness factor can be …

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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 – 06.11.17

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 – 05.14.17

#1- Gringos doing Business in Latin America: how to keep your eyes wide open for niche to fill. #2-Doing virtual business in Latin America on the net #3- PART 1 of a discussion explaining two separate and completely distinct brick and mortar  business operations that regularly return 100% of their initial investment annually. You’ll need “boots on the ground” to …

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Expat Files – 04.14.17

#1- Today we discuss another of the many media lists proposing the so called, most dangerous cities in the world. Once again most all of the cities are located in Latin America. Lets go through the list and check it out… #2-Venezuela is the only country in Latin America where the general population is getting skinnier, more physically fit (and …

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Christina Sarich – REVOLUTIONARY PRISON SYSTEM TEACHES ORGANIC FARMING TO FIGHT RECIDIVISM

Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia’s prison system fights recidivism with butternut squash. While over-incarceration does nothing to make America safer, at least one state is working to make sure that inmates learn a skill that has been proven to keep them from returning to prison – organic farming. Even the setting of the small prison farm is an odd juxtaposition to the …