The Expat Files – 05.13.22

#1- Latin American Cops on the tourist trail have learned some new tricks:What this means for Gringos, expats and tourists…#2- The “Google Translate” crutch:At first you thought it was a godsend right? Well sorry folks, it ain’t.#3- The truth about those scruffy little “hole in the wall” mechanic shops:They are very cheap but can you trust them to do a good job?#4- How has inflation affected labor costs in Latin America?#5- Some Macho hombre (man) rules for gringo men to consider while in Latin America:

#6- Latinos and their unspoken but deep-seated internal prejudices:

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

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#8- 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”.