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 […]



U.S. Tax Reform Could Have Detrimental Effects on Puerto Rico



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 […]



Legalizing Cannabis in Canada: Marketing Implications



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 […]




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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, […]



Volume 49, Issue 2 Released



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.