The Expat Files Show # 740 – March 9, 2018



#1- Everyone wants the lowdown on when Gringos and Gringas have intimate relationships with Latinos/Latinas:

Romance, mating, dating and relationships are a funny crazy business most anywhere even more so in Latin America. Today we discuss the finer points of mixed gringo/Latin love matches as well as the major hurdles and problems one is likely to encounter along the way.   

#2- Our Gringo hypocrisies in action:

We talk a great deal about how cool it is to be able to afford a full time maid or gardener on the average measly social security check. Why do you think that’s possible? Because of the vast underpaid, under-educated underclass living from day to day ready and willing to work for peanuts. Funny thing though, when we lived up in the states most of us thought our own bosses and/or companies were cheap-ass exploiters of us- the working classes too. So are we not hypocrites?   

#3- By popular request we have Expat Eddie checking in with the true story of how a nondescript laid back gringo like himself was so quickly able to win the heart of a Latin American runway model.

Amazingly enough, some years back when they first met she spoke no English (except the phrase “nice to meet you”) and he had a 2nd grader’s  command of about 20 words of Spanish. Sure on his part it was the “Gringo Advantage” but not completely, since Eddie has brown eyes. 

#4-Announcing Johnny’s next “Latin American Insider” seminar. It will take place from Saturday, July 7th thru Thursday, July 12th 2018. To get on the early-bird discount list and receive the latest updates just send an email to and put the word “seminar” in the subject line.  

#5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at 

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#7- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous