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PT Law Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Gomez Comments on Putin's Visit to Cuba

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:35

(Coral Gables, Florida) Poblete Tamargo Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Andy Gomez, was recently interviewed by El Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald about Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to Cuba:

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Poblete on CNBC Squawk Box: Need 'Sanctions Plus' on Russian Bear

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:49

On Monday, July 22, 2014, Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete was interviewed on CNBC's Squawk Box about recent events in Russia and the U.S. response. The video clip is embedded below:


PT Law Senior Advisor Talks US-Cuba Policy With Sacramento Bee

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Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:00

Poblete Tamargo Senior Policy Dr. Advisor Andy Gomez, based in Miami, Florida, was recently interviewed about Russian plans to help Cuba re-open a signals facility in Lourdes, Cuba.

"If the report is true, there's no question Washington will put Cuba engagement on the back burner," said Andy Gomez, a retired Cuba specialist at the University of Miami and now senior policy adviser for the Washington law firm Poblete Tamargo.

You can read the entire story at the Sacramento Bee.


Florida Updates Data Privacy Laws

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:38

By Arthur Freyre

Governor Scott recently signed into law the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA). FIPA is effective starting July 1, 2014. The following is a brief overview of FIPA as well as its key sections.  

FIPA updates existing data privacy laws for the State of Florida. It requires all entities subject to the law to "take reasonable measures to protect and secure data in electronic form containing personal information.” The following three questions are discussed in this blog post: (1) What is an entity?; (2) What is personal information?; and (3) What are reasonable measures? We will also briefly discuss the consequences of failing to comply with the new law.

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South Florida’s Diversity Generates New Economy Bandwith

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:49

Lourdes C. Acevedo

Through its close proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean, South Florida has evolved into one of Latin America’s top cities for investments and business dealings by offering companies international connections, a highly diverse community, and a large concentration of foreign-born workers. With immigrants at the forefront of entrepreneurial businesses, it is no surprise that South Florida has been nationally and internationally recognized as leading the way into the next revolutionary technological wave.

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High Tech Upsurge in South Florida Raises Importance of Data Privacy Compliance

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:19

By Lourdes Acevedo

(Washington, DC) Commonly referred to as the “Gateway to the Americas,” South Florida has long served as a major business and immigration hub for individuals and companies. With its close proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean, and its highly diverse ethnic population, it is no surprise that South Florida has become the newest region of choice by high-tech entrepreneurs from all over the world.

On March 25, 2014, the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation released the findings of its national study, “Lessons for U.S. Metro Areas: Characteristics and Clustering of High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs.” Though the data to this study is limited to 2000-2011, it highlights the significant changes South Florida’s technology sector has undergone since 2000.

The Kaufman Foundation study found that for high tech entrepreneurs distributed throughout the top twenty-five metropolitan statistical areas, Miami and Fort Lauderdale not only have the first and third highest rates of immigrant high-tech entrepreneurs, respectively, but the areas also proved to have the fastest growth rates of foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs.

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PT Law Attorney Quoted in The Boston Globe on a US-Cuba Claims Story

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Friday, 18 April 2014 23:51

The Boston Globe: "Cuba, you owe us $7 billion": " ... What’s often forgotten, though, is that the embargo was actually triggered by something concrete: an enormous pile of American assets that Castro seized in the process of nationalizing the Cuban economy. Some of these assets were the vacation homes and bank accounts of wealthy individuals. But the lion’s share of the confiscated property—originally valued at $1.8 billion, which at 6 percent simple interest translates to nearly $7 billion today—was sugar factories, mines, oil refineries, and other business operations belonging to American corporations, among them the Coca-Cola Co., Exxon, and the First National Bank of Boston. A 2009 article in the Inter-American Law Review described Castro’s nationalization of US assets as the “largest uncompensated taking of American property by a foreign government in history."

Read the entire story here.



PT Law Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Gomez Talks US Democracy Promotion

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Friday, 11 April 2014 15:00

PT Law's Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Andy Gomez, was interviewed and quoted in a recent Miami Herald story on U.S. democracy promotion programs:

“USAID may have some excellent programs around the world, but the problem here is that anything dealing with Cuba becomes politicized and in my opinion there was very little oversight of it,” said Andy Gomez, a retired University of Miami Cuba scholar and now senior policy adviser for Washington law firm Poblete Tamargo. The Associated Press reported last week that USAID established the network called ZunZuneo — Cuban slang for the sound of a hummingbird — as a text-messaging service that began gearing up in late 2009 and reached at least 40,000 subscribers before funding ran out in September 2012. USAID, however, says the number was around 68,000 at its peak.

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Dr. Andy Gomez Interviewed Tomorrow on Cuba's Foreign Investment Law

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Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:09

cuba(Miami, Florida) Dr. Andy Gomez, a senior policy advisor with Poblete Tamargo, will be interviewed tomorrow at 7:30AM (EST)/6:30 AM (Jamaica EST) on Jamaica Speaks.

Dr. Gomez will discuss Cuba's recently announced foreign investment law with Professor Trevor Munroe and Gladstone Wilson.

You can listen live by following this link


USAID Cuba People-to-People Program Details Leaked, PT Law Expert Dr. Gomez Quoted

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Saturday, 05 April 2014 10:57

HavanaRoad FP3Earlier this week the Associated Press revealed details of a USAID people-to-people program to counter Cuban government Internet censorship. Part of the program included a Twitter-like technology for the Cuban people called ZunZuneo.

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