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…

14th Annual FIBA Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference

The 14th Annual FIBA AML Conference on February 20-21, 2014 at Miami’s Intercontinental Hotel will convene industry leaders from both private and public sectors to debate key insights on regulatory expectations and best practices in order to ensure that transnational banks and financial institutions have at their disposal the information necessary to operate safely in the current BSA/AML/OFAC…

Diaz Reus Earns Business Excellence Award

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce International Business Leadership Award for BUSINESS EXCELLENCE, which recognizes a company whose international activities have a significant impact in the State of Florida and demonstrate exceptional success and consistent international growth, was awarded to Diaz Reus during ceremonies held Nov. 14, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. “Since founding…

Free-Trade Accords in Latin America and the Caribbean

Featured Q&A with Marcela C. Blanco, Esq., Diaz Reus, Bogotá, Colombia for Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor | Financial Services (October 17-30, 2013 Edition) Have Free-Trade Accords in Latin America and the Caribbean Aided Financial Companies? Chile and Canada updated their 16-year-old free-trade accord last month, agreeing to changes that will provide financial services companies in…

New Bolivian Charges Against Former Aerosur Head Mirror Those in Extortion Case

MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 – New Bolivian illicit-enrichment charges against former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca parallel those that Mario Fabrizio Ormachea recently offered to have dismissed for $30,000 in extortion money, says Roca’s attorney Michael Diaz. “It looks like they rushed out and filed the very charges that Ormachea was offering to ‘resolve’,” said…