Category Archives: IALR Posts

The Rise of FinTech in Latin America

By: Patrick Phelan Financial technology, otherwise known as FinTech, is revolutionizing the way through which individuals partake in financial engagements—without dealing with a traditional bank. “FinTech companies are businesses that leverage new technology to create new and better financial services for both consumers and businesses. It includes companies of all kinds that may operate in […]

The Opposition’s Opposition: Venezuela’s Anti-Social Media Law

By: Katrina Flores Hyperinflation, malnutrition, unprecedented corruption, hunger, and poverty comprise the grocery store list of cracks in the devastated foundation that has inevitably become Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian crisis.  Amidst the turmoil, January 23, 2019 marked yet another crisis as Juan Guaidó, head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, declared himself interim president of the country. […]

The Brazilian Regulatory Agency and the Truckers’ Crisis: An Institutional Problem?

By: Ranieri Lima Resende I.     Truckers’ Movement: Lighting the Powder Fuse What had begun as a backlash against the increase in the price of diesel became a national movement of truckers, blocking Brazilian roads through a diffuse, collective protest based on a broad agenda. According to the Finance Minister, Brazilian losses to date […]

Crimes Against Humanity in Venezuela: Can the ICC Bring Justice to Venezuelan Victims?

By: Ayumary M. Fitzgerald Venezuela por haberme dado tanto, estoy contigo en la risa y en el llanto. The widespread and systematic murder, imprisonment, and torture allegedly committed by Venezuelan security forces andcolectivos in 2017 has caught the international community’s attention.Venezuela, a state party to the Rome Statute, has agreed to submit to the jurisdiction […]