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Anti-corruption Progress in Latin America: Reasons for Optimism

Author: Guest Author

DialogueThis guest post is from Tony Ji, a student at Harvard Law School who worked as a Summer Associate at Miller & Chevalier in the Summer of 2017.

The past few years seem to offer scant reasons for optimism in the fight against corruption in Latin America. Given the slew of corruption scandals, it is tempting to conclude that corruption has become worse and more widespread in the region. However, a February 2017 report (hereinafter the “Report”) by Kevin Casas-Zamora and Miguel Carter at the Inter-American Dialogue sounds a more positive tone. Their report credits institutional reform and changing social attitude for bringing more corruption to light. Improving corporate complia... Read more

Comparing Self-Discloure Under the FCPA and BCCA

Author: Guest Author

Comparing FCPA BCCAThis guest post is authored by Roberto Lambauer, Senior Associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados.

Last year saw a dramatic increase in international cooperation in anticorruption enforcement. The trend is perhaps best demonstrated by the landmark global settlement signed by Odebrecht — a Brazilian conglomerate and the largest con... Read more

Trump Tightens Sanctions against Venezuela

Author: Guest Author

Venezuela UpdateThe following guest post is from Timothy O’Toole, a Member of Miller & Chevalier who focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international regulatory and compliance issues.

At the end of August, President Trump issued an Executive Order that significantly broadened U.S. economic sanctions against Venezuela. In 2015, the U.S. – through the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – began imposing limited sanctions against the Venezuelan government, targeting a small number of government officials with placemen... Read more


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