Latin America

Who are The 'Cuban 5' Agents Jailed in U.S.? Here's a Look

The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.

No Cuban Embargo? No Problem

By John Pacenti |

With an overnight thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, legal experts were cautious Wednesday about visions of U.S. companies doing business in Cuba.

First Mortgage REIT in Latin America Tailored to U.S. Investors

By Paola Iuspa-Abbott |

The creation of Mexico's first mortgage real estate investment trust may foreshadow more liberal investment vehicles in Latin America.

Adan Cortes Salas, the Mexican student who disrupted the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo last week, walks toward his waiting family, as he arrives at the airport in Mexico City after being deported from Norway.

Mexican Judge Frees 2 Witnesses to Army Killings

A federal judge dismissed criminal charges on Monday against two women who witnessed the June 30 army killing of suspected drug gang members in southern Mexico.

Venezuela's Got $21 Billion. And Owes $21 Billion

By Katia Porzecanski |

Of all the financial barometers highlighting the crisis in Venezuela, this may be the one that unnerves investors the most as oil sinks: The country's foreign reserves only cover two years of bond payments.

Jailed Venezuela Opposition Leader Rattles Cage

Leopoldo Lopez is again exhibiting the defiance he used to call opponents of Venezuela's socialist government into the streets, but now in a windowless courtroom secured behind four military checkpoints.

Spanish News to Vanish From Google News Globally

By Alan Clendenning |

Google Inc.'s decision to close Google News in Spain because of a law requiring aggregators to pay news publishers for linking content will reverberate all around the world, the company said Thursday.

Jamaica Sees Success in Curbing Killings by Police

Jamaican police have often been viewed with suspicion and fear, routinely accused of indiscriminately using their weapons and intentionally killing suspects as the island struggled with soaring violent crime.

Mexico Federal Police, Troops to Patrol Acapulco

Federal police and soldiers will take over policing duties in the resort of Acapulco to ensure the safety of tourists amid a wave of violence and protests that has scared away visitors, Mexican authorities said Wednesday.

Claudia Prado

Woman Takes Lead in Baker & McKenzie's Latin American Thrust

By Paola Iuspa-Abbott |

As regional chairwoman, Claudia Prado spends most of her time visiting Baker & McKenzie's 15 offices in Latin America and attending meetings across the globe.

Francisco J. Cerezo

Big Year Coming for Mexico; Brazil Not So Much

By Julie Kay |

Mexico is expected to be the big story for dealmakers in 2015, but lawyers and others are counting on business in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Panama and Chile, to name a few.

Oil Market Redraws Politics From Caracas to Tehran

Oil's decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt crisis and the end of the Soviet Union.

Hector A. Chichoni, partner, Duane Morris

Crapshoot: Immigration Judges Vary Greatly on Asylum Decisions

By John Pacenti |

Immigration attorneys like Hector Chichoni say there is little consistency among U.S. immigration judges in South Florida when it comes to granting asylum petitions for immigrants.