The Expat Files Show # 792 – September 21, 2018
#1-Big Brother Influence and penetration in Latin America:
How pervasive is it? What Latin countries are serious about implementing it US style. What about the presence of that good old “lag time” effect?
#2- We know all about the cancer called socialism and its malignant effects in Latin America via Venezuela and Cuba. Even so, people never learn and are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past: Sound familiar? That said, what Latin countries are next in line to follow down that sad and depressing trail? Some are on the road to ruin already.
#3-Seems everyone in Latin America wants to get a job in their own government bureaucracy, and for good reason: Most Latin governments pay twice the rate of similar positions in the private sector and believe it or not there is one particular Latin country that routinely pays up to THREE times the private sector going rate. Can you guess that Latin country? Nope, it’s not Costa Rica.
#4- Ten reasons why I personally would visit, but never want to live in, Uruguay, Argentina or Colombia:
Although they really were pretty good expat “Plan B” choices some five or ten years ago, turns out rags and blogs like AARP, Living Overseas and International Living and others have helped kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
#5-Ten good reasons why retiring into the sunset by sucking down Mai-tais on your beachfront property ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.
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