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Trump Tightens Sanctions against Venezuela

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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

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions against Eight Members of the Venezuelan Supreme Court

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Venezuela Supreme CourtThe following guest post is from Timothy O’Toole, a Member of Miller & Chevalier, and Abby Cotterill, a Senior Associate of Miller & Chevalier. They focus on sanctions, export controls, and other international regulatory and compliance issues.

In March 2015, the Obama administration imposed economic sanctions against Venezuela arising out of what U.S. officials believed to be serious human rights violations and corruption by Venezuelan law enforcement officials. See more information at this post. Thoug... Read more

Costa Rica Adopts the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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OECD.CostaRicaThis a guest post from Juan Carlos Tristan, an attorney at BLP Legal in Costa Rica.

On May 10, 2017, the Costa Rican Congress approved the country’s adoption of the “Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions” (the “OECD Anti-Bribery Convention”).

This decision undoubtedly represents a significant step towards the implementation of... Read more


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