Latin America

Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

September 25, 2013 Bolivia

Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to extort $30,000 from former Aerosur Airlines owner and Diaz Reus client, Humberto Roca. (en Español) Shortly before arriving […]

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Why wouldn’t a California resident be entitled to prosecute a lawsuit against Florida companies in Florida?

June 27, 2013 Latin America

The question seems simple enough.  But it took an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court to find the answer – an answer that will have a significant impact on the rights of U.S. litigants in lawsuits that have some relationship to events occurring abroad. The case began when a California resident booked a family vacation […]

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Miami, Florida. Trade Américas Expo. June 20-21.

June 14, 2013 EVENTS

Latin America has become one of the most dynamic growth regions in the world and a hotbed of commercial opportunity. With a US $4.8 trillion economy, 600 million citizens and a growing middle-class, the countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean represent markets of growing importance for businesses and institutions looking to increase […]

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Will Moody’s Downgrades Affect Latin American Banking Operations?

July 15, 2012 Brazil

Moody’s Investors Service on June 21, 2012 downgraded more than a dozen major banks as they grapple with declining profitability and a weakening global economic environment. Q: Will the downgrades affect the banks’ businesses in Latin America and their customers in the region? Will the downgrades create opportunities for smaller financial institutions in Latin America? […]

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

March 2, 2012 Commentary

New U.S. Regulations | Wide-Ranging Implications for Banks Operating in Latin America and the Caribbean The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department recently released much-anticipated proposed regulations for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Wide-ranging implications for banks operating in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected. According the U.S. IRS […]

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Brazil’s Importance to South Florida’s Economy and the Chinese Avalanche

June 8, 2011 Brazil

By Michael Diaz, Jr. – Managing Partner Andre Linhares – Attorney First publication on The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida The U.S. is taking its relationship with Brazil for granted, and that may hurt South Florida’s economy. Consider the facts. In 2009, China became Brazil’s primary trading partner, surpassing the U.S. for the first […]

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Banco Latino S.A.C.A. wins jury trial as court enters multi-million dollar judgment against Milagros Cisneros

March 28, 2011 Latin America

Ten years after Banco Latino, S.A.C.A. sued Milagros Cisneros, a member of the prominent Venezuelan family and her now defunct company, Explotaciones Mineras de Venezuela, C.A. (“Exmivenca”), to collect on a multi-million dollar loan, the case ended with a bang.  After three days of a jury trial, Cisneros’ attorneys, Thomas G. Schultz and Bryan T. […]

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Cuba Attempts at Privitization

November 8, 2010 Caribbean

The Cuban Communist Party is expected to unveil a broader agenda for economic growth later this year or in early 2011, which could hint at preparations for a political transition to life beyond the aged Castro brothers.  Announcing public sector layoffs of over 10% of the nation’s 5.5 million workers and a plan to relax […]

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Federal Court’s Decision Limits RICO’s Reach Outside U.S

August 26, 2010 Financial Fraud

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2010 Federal Court’s Decision Limits RICO’s Reach Outside U.S. Yesterday, a federal court in New York dismissed a RICO lawsuit brought by one of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s most vocal critics, Eligio Cedeno. Mr. Cedeno, a fugitive from the Venezuelan justice system who is currently in Miami, Florida, sued […]

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China Opens Miami Free Zone “Manufacturers Mall” to Help Latin American Buyers

August 12, 2010 China

Burgeoning China-Latin American trade got a boost August 10 with the opening of the China Sourcing Center, a 76,000-square-foot, duty-free “manufacturers mall” at the Miami Free Zone in Doral. As reported in The Miami Herald, the center enables Latin American commercial buyers to view a range of Chinese products—from building materials to electronics to consumer […]

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