Law

Latin America

Case of American Jailed in Cuba Back in U.S. Court

An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba will argue before a federal appeals court that he should be allowed to sue the U.S. government.

How to Cut Costs in Complex International Arbitrations

By Daniel E. Gonzalez, Maria Catalina Carmona and Roland Potts |

Arbitration is often touted as a cost-savings advantage over traditional litigation. But when it comes to sophisticated parties in complex international matters, that may be more myth than reality. While some costs may seem difficult to reduce, parties can implement these cost-saving strategies.

Citibank Argues It's Stuck Between Argentina, US Judge

Citibank N.A. is set to tell an appeals court in New York that it faces "grave sanctions" from Argentina unless it defies a U.S. judge's order blocking it from making payments to holders of $8.4 billion of the country's bonds.

A New International Option: The Emergency Arbitrator

By Luis A. Perez and Francisco A. Rodriguez |

The main arbitral institutions have heard the demands of the legal community, and the figure of the so called "emergency arbitrator" has arrived in the international arbitration world, offering the option of a forum within the arbitration context to provide temporary emergency relief.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis Meets With Argentine Judge in Dirty War Probe

Pope Francis met Monday with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War.

Venezuela's Newest Shortage: Breast Implants

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards.

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez

Argentina Plans Latin America's Tallest Building

President Cristina Fernandez says the 1,165-foot tower is expected to cost around $300 million and will serve as a center for the entertainment industry, including television and movies studios.

Mexico Pollution, Water Disputes Turn Political

State governors in Mexico have a long history of using local resources as they please.

Demonstrators with Witness Against Torture, a network of anti-torture activists, stand outside the Supreme Court

Guantanamo Prisoner in Standoff as Transfer Stalls

The hunger strike that Abu Wa'el Dhiab, 43, started 18 months ago to protest his indefinite confinement without charge was supposed to be over by now.

Venezuelan Default Suggest By Harvard Economist

Harvard economist Ricardo Hausmann said a "massive default on the country's import chain" is part of what has allowed Venezuela to keep paying its foreign bonds.

Member of Cuba 5 Says He's Optimistic About Deal

Fernando Gonzalez, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent more than 15 years in a U.S. prison, said softening U.S. attitudes could lead to the liberation of three fellow agents who remain behind bars.

Immigrants Who Bought ACA Insurance Face Challenges

More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

Top South American Hackers Rattle Peru's Cabinet

Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.