The Expat Files – 03.17.23

1- What Latinas (the ladies) want:

Gringos will want to hear this. It’s the million peso question…

2- The problem with IKEA:

It might sound like a good thing that IKEA has franchise throughout Latin America but the secondary effect is that they have steadily lowered the standards of local furniture quality and craftsmanship

3- 20 more very good WTF reasons to get the hell out of dodge:

4- The word “Tacano” is an insult that means cheapskate:

It’s a big insult when directed toward a Latino man. Avoidance of that label is one of the main motivators Latino guys spend all they earn and don’t save dime. Even apparently successful Latinos are likely to be dead broke

5- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feel quite confident enough to dive in?

Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:

6- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, “LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT”:

The new edition for 2022 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest “Stem Cell Clinic” info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to and click on the “Latin American Healthcare Report”.