Latin America

Barack Obama.

Obama Charm Offensive Targets Venezuela After Iranians, Cubans

The Obama administration's charm offensive with unfriendly states has rolled through Myanmar, Iran and Cuba. Next stop: Venezuela.

Marco Rubio

Attorney Chides Rubio for Insisting on U.S.-Cuba Trade Embargo

By Adolfo Garcia |

Attorney Adolfo Garcia takes U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to task for his continued support for the Cuban embargo.

Tim Lobanov

Despite Chinese Growth, Miami Investors Mostly Latin American

By Jennifer LeClaire |

Tim Lobanov, managing director of Verasca Group, shares his thoughts on the foreign investment coming into the Miami market.

Uber iPhone app.

Uber Cars Bashed in Mexico, Cabbies Protest Ride-Booking Apps

A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based ride-booking services in the capital.

Peru Decrees Warrantless Geolocation Tracking of Cellphones

Peru's government ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time and store that data for three years, a decree that civil libertarians called an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

McDermott Partners With Spanish Firm for Foray Into Cuba

By Nell Gluckman |

McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest Am Law 100 firm to target opportunities stemming from the renewal of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, forging an alliance with Spanish firm Olleros Abogados to advise clients on Cuba-related matters from Madrid.

Stonegate Bank Signs Agreement With Cuban Bank

Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank announced it is setting up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban financial institution.

Peter Berlowe and Daniel Vielleville

She Left Cargill and Got Severance. Problem Was, it Wasn't Paid in US Dollars

By Julie Kay |

Attorneys Daniel Vielleville and Peter Berlowe represent a Weston resident who received a severance package in Venezuelan bolivars instead of dollars.

Puerto Ricans Stuggle, Moving to Central Florida

Almost 1 million Puerto Ricans live in Florida, with about 400,000 living in central Florida, and Florida will soon rival New York as the state with the most Puerto Ricans.

Visitors Flock to Havana Since US, Cuba Establish Ties

With Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro making global headlines for restarting diplomatic relations between their countries after five decades, 2015 is shaping up to be a record year for the Cuban tourism industry.

Many Leave Dominican Republic for Haiti to Avoid Deportation

Thousands of people from Haiti or merely of Haitian descent aren't waiting to see if they'll be forcibly removed from the Dominican Republic now that the deadline has passed to apply for legal residency.

Dismay in US Over Guzman's Escape From Mexican Prison

Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of a reputed drug lord ranged from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrated the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S.

NYC City Council Speaker: Washington Must Help Puerto Rico

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is arguably becoming one of the nation's most influential Puerto Rican politicians, is urging Congress and the Obama administration to step in and help the island commonwealth struggling under the weight of its debt.