Latin America’s “Culture of Corruption” -
The notion that there is a “culture of corruption” in Latin America has led some writers to note that decades of unstable economies and turbulent politics in the region have…more
1.1 What authorities can prosecute business crimes, and are there different enforcement authorities at the national and regional levels?
The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia, “AGO” (Fiscalía General de la…more
Chile and Canada updated their 16-year-old free-trade accord last month, agreeing to changes that will provide financial services companies in the two countries with improved access to each other's markets.
Many economists consider the 2008 economic meltdown the worst financial crisis in the U.S. since the 1930’s Great Depression. The threat of the total collapse of large financial institutions and key businesses, a devastated…more
Corruption is prevalent in the global marketplace. Colombia is not an exception. It currently scored 94 in the Corruption Perceptions Index of 2012 - the 36th most corrupt of 176 countries measured. However, in order to fight…more
No longer headline news, you may be wondering… “What happened to the Libor scandal?” Answer: It is not gone, and the residual effects remain unresolved. To date, at least a dozen international banking institutions still face…more
MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 – New Bolivian illicit-enrichment charges against former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca parallel those that Mario Fabrizio Ormachea recently offered to have dismissed for $30,000 in extortion money,…more
Miami, Florida – The FBI arrest Saturday, Aug. 31, of Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, for attempting to extort money from former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca, [United States…more
For the mass media chorus, postwar Iraq has come to resemble an emblem of American failure. Spurts of violence seem to be embedded into the fabric of everyday life, plaguing the country with disturbing regularity…more
U.S. prosecutors have recently filed an indictment against the operators of the Costa Rica-based currency exchange, Liberty Reserve, accusing it of helping criminals around the world to launder more than US$ 6 billion…more
The United States (US) and the European Union (EU) are on the verge of initiating negotiations on a momentous transatlantic free trade agreement for which official negotiations are slated to begin early this summer. Currently,…more
The Florida Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 2013, that an international sexual assault case will be tried in the United States, rather than Mexico. Overturning a Third District Court of Appeal decision, the state's highest court…more
Although more than 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, only about 2.5 percent is freshwater. Because freshwater is used for crop irrigation and consumption, it remains one of the most sought-after resources on the…more
In Colombia, as in many other countries, closing down or dissolving a business is often more complicated than setting up a new one. Although there is a lot of information related to setting up a company in this country, there is…more
Imagine you are the holder of a non-immigrant US visa. Then, you receive a notice from the US Consulate that your visa has been revoked and that you must visit the US Consulate so that your visa can be physically cancelled. You…more
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