A Modern-Day Space Race, with Much Smaller Rockets



By: Tessa Mears China has infiltrated nearly 30 U.S. companies in its newest hacking scandal. This latest hack was completed with compromised Super Micro Computer, Inc. (“Supermicro”) motherboards—the largest supplier of motherboards in the world. The U.S. is no stranger to Chinese hacking. Some industry experts believe the first occurrences go as far back as […]



International Copyright Law and Sampling: The United States’ Refusal to Enforce Other Country’s Copyright Laws



By: Nikolas Dean As streaming services expand the music market exponentially, the opportunity for copyright infringement claims skyrocket.  Musicians sample music from international artists, and those artists attempt to bring copyright infringement claims in the United States.  In some cases, foreign artists ask the American courts to adopt their country’s copyright laws in order to […]



The International Criminal Court Faces a New Challenge: The Venezuelan Mafia State



By: Alec Waid Latin America is currently experiencing one of its most severe refugee displacement crisis in recorded history.  Venezuela is one of the highest contributors to the refugee crisis, with more than 1.5 million Venezuelans fleeing their homes since 2014.  Unfortunately, these refugees face no choice but to flee despite uncertainty of asylum status […]



Social Media and Security: Another Barrier to Entry



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. […]



The NAFTA Negotiations – Round 7



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. […]



Rio de Janeiro: Crime Surge Calls for Military Involvement



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 […]



Venezuela Dives into the Crypto World With its Own Cryptocurrency “Petro”



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 […]




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IALR Congratulates Alumnus Honorable Ramiro C. Areces’ Appointment to the Bench



The Inter-American Law Review would like to congratulate one of its alumni, the Honorable Ramiro C. Areces, for his appointment to the bench, where he will serve as a County Court Judge of the Eleventh Circuit of Florida. The investiture of Judge Areces was held October 12th, 2018, and the Chief Judge of the Eleventh […]



IALR Proudly Presents its 2018-2019 Candidate Class



The Inter-American Law Review proudly presents the newest candidate class for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to a great year ahead.  Congratulations to the following candidates! Katrina Flores Selene C. Vazquez Augusto M. Vaccaro Alec Waid Oliver Silva Tessa Mears Amid Bennaim Nikolas Dean Courtney Kaiser Benjamin Mitrani Patrick Phelan Joshua Levey Octavious Buiey, […]