Expat Files – 04.24.15

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-What’s inflation like in Latin American countries? Do their governments lie through their teeth just like first world governments? Of course they do. And even with the 30 to 50 percent drop in gas prices, there seems to be no deflation in sight down here.
-Latin TV stations have been making bad copies the old Jerry Lewis MD telethon playbook for some years now. Nope, Latin telethons are NOT for Jerry’s kids. They’re just a glossy, happy, sanitized pretext for Latin promoters to skim big dough with zero transparency. It never fails, every year there’s a newspaper exposé or two describing how some good Christian telethon promoter has bought a yacht or disappeared with a large chunk of cash. And they always get away with it too! In Latin America, public memories are extremely short (sound familiar?) so right around the Easter season the telethons start anew with another round of sad, malnourished, sick, disabled kids exhibiting their symptoms on TV. Don’t fall for it!
-Autism in Latin America. Yes, autism does exist. However it’s quite a strange phenomenon in that it’s somehow much more prevalent in the entitled children of the wealthy (spoiled kids at the helicopter schools). Whereas teachers of middle and lower-middle class Latin kids are aware of the condition but seldom see it in their school kids …
-Only 16% of Latins have a permanent internet connection in their homes. Meaning in the next few years there will be an automatic and unstoppable growth in Latin households hooking up to the net. That means starting any business that has a heavy internet presence will give you a big leg up.                             
JULY 2015 -LATIN AMERICAN SEMINAR NOTICE: Make your plans now for the next Latin American Expat Wisdom seminar (and get in on the early-bird discount). Just go to the main page and click on the Latin Seminar link for full details. The seminar will take place from Saturday, July 11th through Thursday July 16th, 2015.
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