The Expat Files Show # 730 – February 2, 2017
#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 Latin America.
#2- Until the recent 21st century influx of gringos and expats, Latin America had been specifically populated by shorter, smaller people. That means there are many physical obstacles normal sized gringos and expats must be aware of or suffer the consequences. Always remember, if you’re careless and get hurt… there’s no one to sue. So beware of uneven stairs, cramped entrances and low-hanging door jams and such.
#3- When 1st– world construction is NOT 1st- world construction. Don’t believe the Latin builder/architect hype about gringo construction standards cuz it just ain’t so.
#4-Ten annoying things you’re bound to discover only AFTER you’ve moved in to that nice so- called 1st world gated community.
#5- An expose of the dangers and risks of Bitcoin users and Bitcoin miners in Venezuela and how the black market in cryptocurrencies is keeping the upper middle-class afloat
#6- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by first downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at: www.TheNewExpat.com
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#8- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises, the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and much more check it all out at: www.TheNewExpat.com