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34th Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet

 

 

  Save the Date 34th Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet Hosted by the Inter-American Law Review Honoring the late John Pate, co-founder of De Sola Pate & Brown, a Venezuelan law and consulting firm.The award will be accepted by his son Thomas Pate, JD ’09 Thursday, March 31, 2016 Save to Calendar University of […]

 

 

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Welcome to our new additions

 

 

The Inter-American Law Review is excited to welcome its newest candidates. Congratulations to the following candidates: Ian Bertschausen Hailey Blanco Justin Boyd Emily Canney Conrad Clifton Brittany Dubins Miguel Fernandez Maia Fleischman Evan Friedland Amanda Greenberg Daniel Gross Olivia Hansen Bradley Jarrett Isabel Jolicoeur Cortney Knox Mark Lindemann Laura Montiero Michelle Perez Alexandra Rattinger Jesyca […]

 

 

The Petrobas Downfall and its Effects on Brazil’s Economy and Political System

 

 

BY: CHARLES VERCILLO At one time, owning stock in the Brazilian state-owned Petrobas oil company could be described as promising. However, that promise has waned as allegations of corruption and scandal have plunged the company into a formal “wide-ranging investigation” into the company’s business practices. This scandal, popularly known as “Operation Carwash” revolves around a […]

 

 

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Seeks Speedier Extradition to the United States

 

 

BY: CONNIE CHEN Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is back behind bars at the Altiplano prison—the same prison that he escaped from seven months ago. Except this time, he’s asking to be extradited to the United States, and he wants to go as soon as possible. “El Chapo” has become a legend in […]

 

 

Carnival Cruises to Cuba: What Passengers Should Know Before They Go

 

 

BY: STEPHANIE KOUTSODENDRIS On March 21, 2016, Carnival Cruise Line officially gained approval from the Cuban government to set sail to Cuba. Now that they have been approved, what does this mean for potential passengers? Since the enactment of the Embargo more than 50 years ago under the Helms Burton Act and the Cuban Democracy […]

 

 

The Challenges of Internet in Cuba

 

 

BY: LUIZ MIRANDA Cuba currently faces many changes due to the recent easing by the United States of its strict Embargo with Cuba. One of these changes relates to the current availability and performance of the country’s internet access. Americans in the United States have come to enjoy widely available internet access. According to the […]

 

 

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales Pushes for Fourth Term, Adding Yet More Uncertainty to the Future of U.S.-Bolivia Relations

 

 

BY SARAH HANNERS- In his most decisive victory yet, incumbent Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma (Evo) and his Moviemiento al Socialismo (MAS) party dominated the polls in the national elections of October 2014, securing the Presidency with 61% of the votes. In a country whose Constitution permits Presidents to serve for two terms, Evo is […]

 

 

Is it time to revise the Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot policy?

 

 

BY NICOLE DOWNEY- As an amendment to the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, the Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot policy went into effect in 1995 under the Clinton administration. Officially named as the U.S.-Cuba Immigration Accord, this policy allows Cuban migrants who make it to U.S. soil the chance to pursue a fast track to permanent residency. Though […]

 

 

 

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