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Guam War Claims Program Authorized by Congress

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Monday, 12 December 2016 15:04

On December 8, 2016 the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 passed in both the House and the Senate. The enactment of the legislation includes the creation of a Guam War Claims Program. 

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"Cuba al día" by Martí News - US and Cuba Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting

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Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:38

On December 7, Martí News discussed the Fifth US-Cuba Bilateral Commission Meeting held in Havana on “Cuba al día" with Tomas Cardoso and Cary Roque Cardoso.

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Al Arabiya Interview on Nizar Zakka's Kidnapping and Unlawful Detention in Iran

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:48

As the Iranian Foreign Minister visited Lebanon, Nizar Zakka's attorney in Washington, DC, Jason Poblete, answered questions on Middle East and North Africa News Station Al Arabiya about Iran's kidnapping of Nizar on September 18, 2015.

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UPDATE 2- Nizar Zakka Celebrates 2nd Birthday as a Hostage in Iran

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Friday, 04 November 2016 13:15

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

The following statement was released by Mr. Nizar Zakka's attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete on the continued unlawful detention of the US Legal Permanent Resident as he celebrates another birthday in Evin Prison.

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UPDATE 1-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka, Unconditional Release on Humanitarian Grounds Urged

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:47

Almost a month has passed since the government of Iran sentenced U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Nizar Zakka to 10 years in captivity and fined millions of dollars. Mr. Zakka was unlawfully detained by Iranian officials in September 2015 in Tehran and has since been held hostage by the Iranian regime. In addition to the denial of due process, Mr. Zakka has yet to receive necessary medical attention as his health has rapidly declined and becomes more critical. 

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Rubio Presses President Obama to Resolve $8 Billion Castro Regime Owes Americans for Stolen Property

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Monday, 17 October 2016 19:45

On October 12, Florida Senator Marco Rubio wrote a letter to President Obama pressing his administration to seek just compensation for Americans whose properties were illegally confiscated by the Castro regime in Cuba over 50 years ago. There are currently 5,913 certified claims against the government of Cuba, valued at more than $8 billion which remain unresolved. 

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The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka, Unconditional Release on Humanitarian Grounds Urged

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:41

Last week, Mr. Nizar Zakka, a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident, was sentenced to 10 years in captivity and fined millions of dollars by the Iranian regime. Mr. Zakka was unlawfully detained by Iranian officials in September 2015 in Tehran and has since been held hostage by the Iranian regime. Mr. Zakka’s U.S. attorney, Mr. Jason Poblete, issued the following statement urging the United States to press the Iranians for the unconditional release of Mr. Zakka on humanitarian grounds.

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US Congress Seeks to Expose Corruption in Nicaragua

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Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:52

On September 21, the House of Representatives approved passage H.R. 5708, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 that, if it becomes law, will prohibit loans to the government of Nicaragua by international financial institutions unless Nicaragua takes steps to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections as well as the rule of law.

In an interview with Nicaragua's leading newspaper, La Prensa, PobleteTamargo attorney Jason Poblete said that the NICA law could also lead to economic sanctions being imposed on Nicaraguan officials who violate human rights or ignore the rule of law.

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US Congress Approves Measure Banning Ransom Payments for US Hostages Held in Iran

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Friday, 23 September 2016 20:13

On Thursday, September 22, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, offered an amendment during the Floor debate of on  H.R. 5931 - Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. The measure, which passed in the House, included an amendment by Rep. Pompeo that prohibit ransom payments to any nation and sanctions Iranians responsible for holding U.S. nationals, including citizens as well as U.S. Legal Permanent Residents. 

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ILQ Fall 2016 - Special Cuba Edition

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:13

IL-2016 Fall - FINALInternational Law Quarterly by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar released a “Special Cuba Edition” for Fall 2016. As the United States and Cuba work on relations, those working in international law are beginning to see Cuba play a more central role in the legal realm. The Special Cuba Edition includes various articles by professional to serve as a reference on the subject.

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