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 […]






Puerto Rico’s Health Care System: Diminishing Benefits, Quality of Care, and Longevity



BY RAFAEL MAS Sixty percent of residents in Puerto Rico have either Medicare or Medicaid. The population on the island is quickly growing older while less than half of the population contributes to the labor force. Pharmaceutical companies and other businesses were lured to the U.S. territory by tax exemptions until Congress ended corporate tax […]



Politics Taking Precedence Over Law: How Argentina’s Upcoming Presidential Election Will Decide the Future of the Country’s Debt Crisis



BY JOSIAH WOLFSON With current president Cristina Fernández Kirchner unable to run for another consecutive presidential term, the hedge funds look to be waiting to negotiate with one of the more business friendly candidates that will take office at the end of the year. In 2001, Argentina defaulted on nearly $100 billion of its external […]



United States-Cuban Normalized Relations: Major League Baseball’s Role



BY JAKE MARCUS On December 17, 2014, the United States and Cuba sought to normalize relations upon the release of U.S. contractor, Alan Gross, from Cuba after being imprisoned since 2009. This means that the U.S. will set up an embassy in Havana, carry on diplomatic relations, and negotiate over trade. Even though the countries […]



According to The Immigration and Nationality Act, There Were Three Boston Bombers



BY BENNETT BLACHAR-  Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s horrific acts at the 2013 Boston Marathon deserve no introduction or citations.  Three days later, on the run, they hijacked a Mercedes SUV owned by a Chinese immigrant and entrepreneur known only as “Danny.” Danny facilitated the end of the Tsarnaev manhunt. He escaped their wrath, sprinted across […]



“Monkey See, Monkey Sue?” American and Argentine Courts Decide Whether to Extend Legal Rights to Apes



BY VALERIE TOTH- Over the past century, many barriers to political and civil rights based on gender, race, and sexual orientation have gradually been eliminated. Will the modern “human” rights movement evolve to eliminate barriers to these rights based on species? Advocates argue that the great apes—gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and chimpanzees—should be granted personhood status, with […]



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 […]




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