Category Archives: IALR Posts

Cubans Reach a Rare Boiling Point as Covid-19 Spikes and Economic Conditions Deteriorate

By Marcos Martinez, 3L Thousands of Cubans across the island flooded the streets to protest the regime’s handling of the dire economic conditions of the state. The series of protests stretching from July 11, 2021, to July 17, 2021, was the country’s largest anti-government movement since the 1959 Cuban Revolution, and the first major protest […]

Canadian Border Travel Restrictions Have Created Temporary Business Opportunities for US Transportation Companies, But When and How Will the Border Open up Again?

By: Daniel DeWitt, 2L Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S.-Canada border has been closed to non-essential travel for more than a year. Since March of 2020, the border has been shut down and extended on a month-by-month basis, now through May 2021. The restrictions have made it difficult and costly for Canadians to return home […]

The Caribbean island nation of Puerto Rico might soon have a real chance at statehood

By: Alexa Garcia, 2L Congress is currently considering two bills that involve Puerto Rican statehood: the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act and the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021. The Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act was proposed by Florida Representative Darren Soto (D) and Puerto Rico’s nonvoting Representative Jenniffer González Colón (R). The bill consists of a […]

Arbitrating Telecommunications Disputes in Latin America: A Strategic Sector in a Complex Region

By: Edgar Bustamante 1.              Introduction In the first section, I will refer to the regional developments and historical data about telecommunications infrastructure in Latin America. Secondly, I will establish the background of telecommunications in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the political and economic transformations that developed in the region during those years. I will […]