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Inter-American Law Review Symposium – February 6, 2015

 

 

Food Safety Modernization Act: The Future of Food Litigation Date:         Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 Time:        8:30am – 2pm Location: Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami’s School of Business, 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 The University of Miami Inter-American Law Review symposium will focus on the Food […]

 

 

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FACEBOOK AND INTERNET THREATS: WILL THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ALLOW A NEGLIGENCE—OBJECTIVE STANDARD TO PROVE A THREAT?

 

 

BY BELKENIA CANDELARIO- On December 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a major case—Elonis v. United States—concerning fundamental freedom of speech First Amendment rights. The issues before the U.S. Supreme Court are: (1) whether, as a matter of statutory interpretation, conviction of threatening another person under 18 U.S.C. § […]

 

 

Is Jamaica’s New Year’s Resolution to Decriminalize Ganja?

 

 

BY AMANDA ELIZABETH PRESTON- The recent U.S. midterm elections gained attention from an unlikely source in the Caribbean Sea. Members of the Jamaican Government and Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Task Force have praised residents of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., for voting to legalize recreational marijuana use and possession. Proponents for the decriminalization of marijuana […]

 

 

Canada, Where You “Have It Your Way”: A Look at the Growing Trend of Tax Inversion

 

 

BY AMY SOTO-  On September 22, 2014, the United States Treasury Department announced a new set of measures aimed at reducing the tax benefits of corporate inversions. The government has struggled as of late to keep U.S.-based companies in America because foreign countries provide a more hospitable tax environment for corporations. The U.S. tax code […]

 

 

Small, But Mighty: Barbuda Shores Up Marine Conservation Laws, Sets New Standard in the Caribbean

 

 

BY KELLY COX- Home to some of the world’s most diverse underwater ecosystems, the Caribbean has seen the quality of their marine resources decline over the years [1]. Threats to marine resources are commonplace as the region sees the increased adverse effects of climate change, tourism, pollution, overfishing, coastal development and disease in marine species […]

 

 

Argentina’s Long Road to Recovery

 

 

BY YULIA NOVIK-Since 2002, when Argentina defaulted on it $95 billion debt, the country has been locked out from international creditors and experienced constant economic decline. Although no visible changes to Argentinian economy have been noted, some prognoses predict a further and more abrupt downfall, while others predict 2014 to be the beginning of Argentina’s […]

 

 

Brazil Passes Groundbreaking Internet Bill

 

 

BY NICOLE SOHN-On March 25, 2014, a majority of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies passed Brazil’s groundbreaking Internet governance bill, Marco Civil da Internet. While the bill must still go through the Federal Senate for consideration and back to the Chamber of Deputies before it can be sanctioned by President Dilma Rousseff, its proponents are confident […]

 

 

The Seedy Underbelly of the World Cup

 

 

BY ALEX CALLE—As the 2014 World Cup quickly approaches, about 600,000 foreign fans are predicted to visit host nation Brazil during the tournament. [1] While most people will visit Brazil for the Soccer festivities, many will go in search of underage prostitutes. [2] Currently, between 250,000 and 500,000 child prostitutes are estimated to be roaming […]

 

 

 

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