2014 Trade Americas Expo Boasts High Impact

Infrastructure development needs in Latin America and the Caribbean are great. Distinguished panelists at the 2014 Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo engaged attendees and enjoyed robust discussions around the region’s latest trends and opportunities, connecting potential business partners and financiers and corporate and government leaders. Global Managing Parter, Michael Diaz Jr., panelist, addressed the conference…

Cybersecurity in Latin America

How well are Latin American banks protected against cyber attacks? Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor asked Marcela Cristina Blanco, associate attorney in Diaz Reus’ Bogota, Colombia office, “How Well Do Latin American Banks Protect Against Cyber Attacks?” Latin America Advisor: More than half of Latin American financial institutions have experienced some type of electronic breach…

Trade Americas Expo: Building the Americas: Infrastructure Trends for the Next Decade in the Americas

Infrastructure development needs in Latin America and the Caribbean are great. As the region gives way to a burgeoning middle class, the population demands a better quality of life resulting in opportunities for the private sector to introduce and capitalize innovative solutions to this immense demand on public infrastructure. The IDB claims that these countries…

Bolivian Anti-corruption Chief faces sentencing for bribery

(Excerpted from the Miami Herald, 5.23.14, Jay Weaver reporting) Bolivia’s convicted anti-corruption chief, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea faces sentencing Friday for traveling to Miami to extort a rich Bolivian businessman for $30,000 in exchange for making trumped-up charges against him disappear back home. Ormachea’s wealthy target was Humberto Roca, former owner of Aerosur Airlines, who fled…