189: Latin America Unmasked: Fergus Hodgson’s Candid Insight

Fergus-Hodgson interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Fergus Hodgson, a New Zealand native who grew up on a sheep farm on the North Island. University took him to the USA where he learned the importance of free speech, becoming the founding editor in chief of the PanAm Post and is the founder and director of Econ Americas, a financial consultancy devoted to Latin America. 

He has travelled to 19 of 20 nations in Latin America, with stays of more than a year each in Argentina and Guatemala.



  • Are you frustrated by government institutions or feeling like you’re not free in certain ways, you will enjoy this conversation I have with Fergus.
  • Listen in to the hear which country in Central America Fergus likes the best…and which is the ugliest…You might be surprised!
  • Best tips and tricks to fit into a country as an expat and not feel like an outsider.
  • Why learning a new language is so important when you move to a new country, and how best to accomplish this in the shortest period of time.
  • Fergus recounts the dystopian reality of living and working in Venezuela at the peak of the conflict…crazy times.
  • I chat with Fergus about what a complete totalitarian, psychopathic government can do to its beautiful people and a nation.
  • Learn about a country where if you are a foreigner, earning a foreign income, you can have a really great life, with amazing culture and breathtaking landscapes.
  • If you’re a meat-eater like me, we talk about the very best country to get your beef, they are #1 in my book.
  • We talk openly about Canada and why the necessity for using cryptocurrency for financial sovereignty and privacy. This will shock you, especially if you are Canadian.
  • Have you become a bit fat and happy or become lulled into a false sense of security, those days are over my friends. Listen as we discuss what the future could look like if things don’t change right now.
  • I talk with Fergus about the insights and directions of Argentina. Will they keep going in the direction of socialism and Marxism? Very interesting for sure.
  • And the last country we discuss is Peru…the question is, are they going down that Marxist route?



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Fergus is a very knowledgeable guy. He’s been to 19 of the 20 Latin American countries and really knows and understands them. I learned a ton from him, and I know you will. Don’t miss this episode.


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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  1. TV on 05/28/2022 at 8:42 PM

    I could not find anything for proposition 100 in Canada – where you mentioned the government would be able to take property. Could anyone direct or link me?

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