Latin America

How Panama Papers May Be a Boon for Cash-Strapped Argentina

By Charlie Devereux Bloomberg News |

When leaked Panama Papers listed President Mauricio Macri of Argentina as the director of an offshore shell company, he found himself on the front page of the world's newspapers for all the wrong reasons. But the documents may ultimately prove to be a blessing for his cash-strapped government and its ability to repay debt.

People Openly Sell Votes for $20 in the Dominican Republic

By Ezra Fieser Bloomberg News |

Jayson was a first-time voter in the Dominican Republic, or would have been, if he'd had any intention of voting. Instead he was figuring out how to turn his ballot card into cash.

Uruguay Is Betting Size Doesn't Matter in Global Caviar Market

By Ken Parks Bloomberg News |

Beef and wine producer Uruguay is branching out into a product not normally associated with the pampas of South America: caviar. And it isn't just any caviar, it's premium ossetra caviar, and give it another few years, the even more expensive beluga caviar.

A Day With the Buy-and-Flip Hustlers Who Rule in Venezuela

By Andrew Rosati Bloomberg News |

They are called bachaqueros and they start their day at 2 a.m. They line up and sell everything, even their place in line.

Despite Brazilian Political Turmoil, Olympic Organizers Push On

By Stephen Wade Associated Press |

The venues are, in the words of organizers, 99 percent ready. The torch is winding its way around the country in a three-month relay ending at the opening ceremony. Even if the country is preoccupied with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, organizers insist the Olympics won't be touched by the ongoing political turmoil.

77.69 acre lot at 5001 Vanguard St. in Orlando, sold in 2005 for $16.6 million.

Ecuador Wins $4 Million Award Against Company With Orlando Real Estate

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Ecuador is entitled to $4.3 million from a company that owns a 77-acre Orlando property linked to a 20-year-old bank fraud case.

In Mexico Missing Students Case, Suspects Allege Torture

By Mark Stevenson, Associated Press |

Within weeks of the September 2014 disappearance of 43 college students, Mexican authorities had rounded up scores of suspects and announced they had solved the case.

Miami River Commission Backs Condo-Hotel Plan

By Carla Vianna |

A Brazilian developer has revived an ambitious plan for a narrow lot on the south side of the Miami River.

Dilma Rousseff

Dead-of-Night Reversal Puts Brazil Impeachment Back on Track

By Arnaldo Galvao, Raymond Colitt and Anna Edgerton, Bloomberg News |

The drive to oust President Dilma Rousseff is back on track after the head of the lower house reversed a decision that had earlier threatened to throw the entire impeachment process into chaos.

Edward-H. Davis, with Astigarraga Davis, Miami, Florida.

Fraud Experts Says Access to Panama Papers Is a Good Starting Point

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Attorneys are likely to use a new Panama Papers search option in asset recovery and civil fraud prosecutions.

Bacardi Limited mourns the loss of Ruben Rodriguez, 79, retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bacardi Limited, who passed away earlier this week in Connecticut.

Ex-Bacardi Chairman Ruben Rodriguez Dies at 79

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The retired Bacardi chairman and CEO died after a long illness.

New Prison for Drug Boss 'El Chapo' Seen as Less Secure

By Peter Orsi and E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press |

Questions arose on both sides of the border about the decision to relocate convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a region that is one of his cartel's strongholds, and a Mexican security official acknowledged that the sudden transfer was to a less-secure prison.

Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's High Court Suspends House Speaker, Foe of President

By Mauricio Savarese |

Brazil's top court voted unanimously to suspend the scandal-tainted leader of the lower house of Congress from his duties.

Miami, Florida—Tomas Alonso, Steven Cantor, David Munoz, Martin Litwak, Jeffrey Lehtman. Panelist at the 2016 FIBA Wealth Management Forum: “The Panama Papers their implications for the offshore financial services industry going forward”

Panel: Panama Papers May Spur Global Financial Transparency

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Global demands for transparency had deeply affected regions like the Bahamas, where the offshore financial services industry has long been an economic driver, even before the Panama Papers leak.

Sean Penn, an American actor, left, and Lee Louis Daniels, an American film and television producer and director.

Sean Penn, Lee Daniels End Feud With Apology, Donation; Miami Lawyers Play Role

By Celia Ampel |

"Empire" creator Lee Daniels settles a defamation lawsuit filed by Sean Penn, apologizes and makes a donation to Penn's Haiti relief charity.