Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has responded to over a decade of declining oil and gas production with vocal support of reform of the Mexican energy sector. While the Mexican Constitution provides PEMEX a monopoly in...more
The report is based on a pro bono survey provided to the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice in connection with its Coral Reef Project. The objective of the Coral Reef Project is to produce a best practices...more
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
Colombia has issued its list of tax havens – an act that will negatively impact the tax effects of doing business in Colombia from or through any of these tax haven jurisdictions.
The Tax Havens list was issued under...more
Executive and Legislative Branch Activity -
Budget and the Debt Ceiling Debate -
With no congressional consensus on a bill to fund the U.S. federal government for FY 2014, on Tuesday, October 1, the U.S....more
Imagine yourself the CEO of a successful multinational company. In the past few years, you have overseen ACME’s expansion into Latin America – a market whose demographic profile holds the promise of mouthwatering profits for...more
Investor attention is turning somewhat away from the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) in recent months because their economies haven’t been growing as swiftly as they had been in years past. The four countries that are...more
The recent prosecution of two registered broker-dealers and a Venezuelan government official for FCPA violations underscores a point I often make – nothing good ever happens when the government has a reason to look around in...more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of two employees of a U.S. broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners, and a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank, Banco de...more
Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report on January 7, 2013.
The privacy landscape in Latin America is undergoing significant changes. With the enactment or implementation of laws in Colombia, Costa Rica,...more