(Coral Gables, Florida) Dr. Andy Gomez, a Senior Advisor at Poblete Tamargo, gave a talk with Belarussian leaders earlier this year at the University of Miami's Institute for Cuba and Cuban-American Studies. We have received several requests for a transcript of the talk and we will be posting it shortly. In the meantime, the video of his presentation is embedded below.
Jason Poblete will be a guest today on CNN Directo USA where he will discuss recent public policy and political developments in Washington, DC. Directo USA, CNN's Spanish-language public affairs program, is broadcast daily at 6:00 p.m. (EST).
Late last year, Poblete Tamargo LLP established a presence Coral Gables, Florida to explore support clients in South Florida as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Coral Gables is in the heart of Miami-Dade County,Florida and is also home to 20 foreign consulates and over 140 multinational corporations.
Poblete Tamargo will be offering general business and transactional legal advice as well as specialized work in matters that require guidance in these fields: compliance with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions; Customs; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; business immigration, as well as local and federal government public policy work.
“Why Miami?” Three reasons.
First, Miami is increasingly becoming an international city. Although people associate Miami with “the gateway to Latin America”, Miami is becoming more than just a gateway. Did you know that Switzerland,France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are ranked in the top 20 of major trading partners in Miami? This ranking factors countries that import products to Miami and countries that Miami export products as well. Switzerland ranks third among aforementioned top 20. Although not ranked in the top 20, China is ranked first among importing nations.
(Miami, Florida) During a ceremony at the Miami-Dade County Government held this morning in the Commission chambers, Poblete Tamargo Attorney, Arthur Freyre accepted a proclamation from the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman, Rebeca Sosa, on behalf of Mrs. Carla Dean, President of the Bladder Cancer Foundation of Florida.
Poblete Tamargo's Arthur Freyre (left) accepts proclamation from Miami-Dade Country Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa (right).
"On behalf Bladder Cancer Society of Florida, I would like to thank Commission chair Sosa, Vice Chair Comissioner Bell, and Mayor Gimenez for signing the proclamation," Freyre said.
"Mrs. Carla Dean, President of the Bladder Cancer Society of Florida, Inc. has been a tireless advocate of this worthwhile cause. Much work remains to be done to raise awareness about this disease. We appreciate that Miami-Dade County has taken time to recognize and support the work of the Bladder Cancer Foundation of Florida," added Freyre.
Members of the Peruvian Congress from various political parties were in Washington, DC last week for meetings with public and private sector leaders to discuss the American political system. Poblete Tamargo Attorneys met with the group to discuss federal regulatory matters as well as the role of the U.S. Congress in that process.
(Washington, DC) A group of parliamentarians from Peru's Congress were in Washington, DC last week on a trip sponsored by USAID and the International Republican Institute (IRI). Poblete Tamargo Attorney Jason Poblete met with the group to discuss legislative oversight and institutional reform.
The government of Raul Castro continues to introduce what appear to be economic reforms in Cuba with the purpose of jump-starting a moribund economic system that for more than a decade has been controlled by the government and dependent on subsides by countries such as Russia and Venezuela. However, at the same time, the Cuban leadership has shown clear signs that they have no intention of relinquishing political control or honoring fundamental freedoms.
This is a time of great economic and political uncertainty in Cuba. For the first time in decades there are clear factions starting to form within the Cuban government. There are the hardliners, who would like to see no change at all. Then there is a class of bureaucrats who do not agree with the pace of the current reforms. This group would like to see a great deal more economic liberalization. These individuals, some in very senior posts in the current government, propose reform within the existing government structure. It is difficult to tell at this point if this latter group is as ideologically committed to the Revolution as the others.
Roll Call-CQ posted the following item about U.S. certified claims against Cuba:
"As the Obama administration moves to improve agriculture shipments, telecom service and direct mail with Cuba, others are lobbying for an equal improvement and consideration of longtime claims against Cuba.
These certified claims against Cuba have been languishing while other interactions and financial activity has moved forward. Estimates of money being transferred from those in the U.S. to those in Cuba are as high as $2 billion a year. Informal trade and shipments of products from the U.S. to Cuba may be even higher."
Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete was interviewed today on CNN en Español to discus recent developments surrounding the leak of an NSA surveillance program. USA En Directo, CNN's Spanish-language Washington, DC-based public affairs program, is broadcast daily at 6:00 p.m. EST. You can view the entire segment by following this link or click on the image below.