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…

8th Annual Latinoamericano Arbitration Conference

The 8th Latinoamerican Arbitration Conference is one of the most important events in the area of commercial and investment arbitration offering a variety of educational sessions and discussions, gathering prominent arbitrators, judges, justices, and well-known attorneys from around the world. Featured photo includes Juan Ramirez, Jr. and Marcela Blanco who attended the 8th Latinoamerican Arbitration Conference in Lima, Peru.…

Guyana’s inaction on Anti-Money Laundering Bill May Lead to Serious Sanctions

Latin American Dialogue’s, Latin American Advisor asked Diaz Reus: “Why has Guyana failed to pass an anti-money laundering bill?” The Caribbean Community Secretariat in February expressed concern at Guyana’s failure to pass its Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, a measure that the secretary general of the Organization of American States has also…