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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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U.S. Legal Permanent Resident/ICT Professional Sentenced by the Iranian Regime to 10 Years in Evin Prison, Fined Millions

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U.S. Must Do More to Secure Nizar Zakka’s Unconditional Release

(Washington, D.C.) This week marks a year since Mr. Nizar Zakka, a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident, was taken hostage in Iran by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Earlier today, PobleteTamargo LLP issued a statement urging the U.S. government to help secure Nizar’s immediate unconditional release. That statement is available here.

PobleteTamargo LLP has since learned that the “court” which tried Mr. Zakka has now issued a 60-page verdict and sentence. Mr. Zakka’s U.S. attorney, Mr. Jason Poblete, issued the following statement urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers to ask for Mr. Zakka's unconditional release when they speak with the Iranian delegation during the UN General Assembly this week.

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U.S. LPR/ICT Professional Held Hostage for a Year by Iran

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Monday, 19 September 2016 15:41

U.S. Needs to Do More to Secure Nizar Zakka's Unconditional Release

One year ago, as of yesterday, Internet/ICT professional Mr. Nizar Zakka was unlawfully detained by Iranian authorities on the streets of Tehran. Mr. Zakka, a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Lebanese national, was invited by the Iranian government to attend a conference in Tehran.

The following press release by Mr. Zakka's U.S. lawyer, Mr. Jason Poblete, comes after Amnesty International released a second "Urgent Action" alert on the deterioration of Mr. Zakka's health, which he has yet to receive necessary medical attention for. 

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Amnesty International: Jailed IT Expert Denied Medical Care

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Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:41
Amnesty International released an Urgent Action Notice on September 16, regarding the denial of medical care for IT expert Nizar Zakka who is currently detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison. The law firm of PobleteTamargo has been representing Mr. Zakka in Washington, DC for two months.
 
Zakka, a permanent US resident and a Lebanese national, was unlawfully in Tehran one year ago by men believed to belong to the Revolutionary Guards after being invited by the Iranian government to attend a conference there.
 
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“Cuba al Día” by Martí News - The Cuban Government’s Emphasis in Centralizing the Economy

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On August 18, Martí News discussed the centralization of the economy in Cuba on “Cuba al día" with Thorny Joel, Jason Poblete, Jorge Luis Artiles and Brown Juancé.

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Iraq Owes Chaldeans for Stolen Lands

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ChaldeanNews weblogoThe following editorial written by PobleteTamargo attorney, Mauricio Tamargo, was featured in the September 2016 edition of The Chaldean News. To read the published article, visit The Chaldean News Guest Columns page, found here

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