By: Robert W. Rust, II Most of us have heard the adage that you should never write something you would not want read in the court of law. Well, this general truth is becoming even more true for certain individuals. On Friday, the Trump Administration announced a proposed rule that would require nearly all U.S. […]
By: Maria Camila Hernandez On March 5, 2018, the Seventh Round of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Mexico City. The discussion finished with Robert Lighthizer, a United States Trade Representative. He indicated that the United States is ready to step back from NAFTA and take the other approach of replacing it with separate bilateral agreements. […]
By: Janelle Rodriguez-Mena The famed Carnival is a festive time marked by colorful samba parades and animated street parties, with approximately 1.5 million tourists descending on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-largest city, for the annual weeklong festival. This year, the celebrations were marred by muggings, robberies, and confrontations. President Michel Temer equated the violence to […]
By: Adriana Valldejuly It is well known across the globe that Venezuela has been battling massive economic turmoil during the last few years. The country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history, with an inflation rate of over 400 percent and an unstable exchange rate. At the end of 2017, Venezuela’s President Nicolas […]
By: Giselle Carratala On December 22, 2017, the U.S. tax reform bill known as the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (“TCJA”) was signed into law. Introduced in the House less than two months earlier, most of the provisions of the TCJA went into effect on January 1, 2018. Generally, the TCJA will benefit U.S. companies with […]
The Conundrum: Denying Asylum to Mexican Journalists Fleeing Retaliation for Exposing Government Corruption
By Jihan Jude 2017 was one of the most dangerous years for journalists living in Mexico. About one journalist or photographer per month was brutally killed. In fact, these killings have been organized and prevalent since 2012, when the Mexican government created a program, the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, in order […]
By: Geoffrey Marcus With some of the highest rates of cannabis use globally, along with an increase in organized crime from illegal cannabis dealing, the Government of Canada has decided to intervene and propose much needed regulations. On April 13, 2017, Canada proposed Bill C-45, which will legalize marijuana on a national level sometime in […]
The University of Miami Inter-American Law Review is proud to announce that Volume 49, Issue 2 is now available on our website. This issue features a fascinating article from Dr. Ying Chen of University of New England, New South Wales, and four notes authored by members of the Inter-American Law Review.
On April 4th, the Inter-American Law Review hosted its 36th Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet and honored Ambassador Sue M. Cobb, former Ambassador to Jamaica. The event was a huge success attended by many distinguished members in the inter-American legal community.