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Wife of U.S. Citizen Held Hostage in Iran Visits with U.S. Policymakers

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 19:25

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Wife of U.S. Citizen Held Hostage in Iran 
Visits with U.S. Policymakers 

(Alexandria, Virginia) For two days this week Ms. Hua Qu, wife of U.S. hostage Mr. Xiyue Wang (Princeton University Ph.D. student), visited with U.S. policymakers in the Congress and the Trump administration. Hua’s meetings were part of ongoing efforts to reunite her young family by securing the unconditional release of her husband Xiyue from Iranian captivity.

Hua’s message to policymakers was simple: “My husband and I do not want to be in the middle of JCPOA politics. That put him in this mess to begin with. This is about human rights. I am fighting to keep my family together and I need your help.

Mr. Xiyue Wang is an American citizen and graduate student at Princeton University. Held hostage in very harsh conditions since August 2016 in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, Xiyue went to Iran to research for his PhD doctoral dissertation about the Qajar dynasty of Iran (19th century) with authorizations from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In April, Hua sent a letter to President Trump delivered to the president and Secretary of State Pompeo by a senior member of Congress. In the letter Hua stressed that Xiyue was innocent and urged the President that “before negotiating any deal with Iran, please remember the innocent scholar that is being held by the Iranian regime solely because he is an American.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2018: Part 1

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Monday, 29 January 2018 19:14

PART I: The Impact of the WESTERN HEMISPHERE in International Trade

By: Arthur M. Freyre

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2018 brings an opportunity of promise in the area of international trade for the Western Hemisphere. In this two-part blog post, we will discuss the international trade opportunities that are developing in Latin America. Part I of this two-part series will focus on developments in South America, which are expected to provide a significant increase in prospects. Part II will explore what is going on with the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”).

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New U.S.-Cuba Sanctions Regulations - A Reminder To Conduct Due Diligence

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:12

By: Arthur M. Freyre

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), along with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the State Department, issued new regulations to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on November 8, 2017.[i]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:27
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Free Speech and The Knowledge Economy

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:21

By: Arthur M. Freyre

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have led to calls to regulating “hate speech” on a corporate level. Those arguing for such regulations are calling for companies such as Google, GoDaddy, and others to either ban or suspend websites or individuals that are knowingly espousing either “alt-right” or white supremacy ideology. Recently, Apple and Google banned an Internet startup called Gab, which was created to allow users a platform to practice free speech, from having their application available for download via App stores on either the iPhone or Android.[1]

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Cyber Laws To Keep An Eye On

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 19:36

By: Arthur M. Freyre

Cybersecurity has been a predominant theme during this Congressional session. Over the past month, the U.S. Senate has received several proposed laws relating to cybersecurity, three of which prove to be particularly interesting as they address many issues surrounding evolving technology and the need for comprehensive adaptation and regulation, such as those surrounding small business cyber planning, the impact of data storage across the globe, and the implications involved with inter-networking of electronic devices. These proposed bills in focus have been forwarded to their respective committees for review. Since the legislation is still in the initial stages, we can anticipate changes via amendments, however the core substance of these proposed bills should remain the same.

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The Odebrecht Contagion

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 15:25

By: Jason I. Poblete

The following article, written by PobleteTamargo attorney Jason Poblete, was published in the Trade Security Journal’s July 2017 Issue. 


It is the scandal that rocked continents. Jason Poblete examines the Odebrecht case, a story of corruption in the $ billions and asks what lessons can be learned for business around the world.

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QTIIPS Anyone?

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:53

A Look at Overreaction to Policy Decisions

By: Arthur M. Freyre

June 1, 2017 was the most important, decisive event in world history. In fact, historians would comment that the world’s existence hinged on the events of June 1, 2017. At this point, one might be asking, “What happened on June 1, 2017?” This was the day that President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Accord. The Paris Accord was an agreement signed by almost all the nations in the world promising to fight climate change. When the President announced this decision, the media and those who supported the Accord described this decision as the equivalent to Armageddon claiming it will be the end of the world, as we know it. 

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Some Thoughts on Drone Registration

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Friday, 26 May 2017 16:44

By: Arthur M. Freyre

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a game changing decision for the Drone community when they vacated a Federal Aviation Administration rule regarding Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles used recreationally on May 19th. Mr. John Taylor, a model aircraft hobbyist, petitioned the court challenging the FAA’s registration rule specified by Part 48, which specifically dealt with the registration of recreational drones. The ruling[i] was based on the court’s interpretation of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.[ii]

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What to Expect in 2017: Part 1

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:37

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By: Arthur M. Freyre

As we embark on a new year as well as a new Administration, we can expect to see some changes. In this three part series we will look at what to expect from The Congress and the Presidency in 2017. This year will be a time of opportunities for both President-elect Trump and the GOP controlled Congress. Part 1 of this post will focus the House of Representatives.

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Microsoft vs. DOJ - Round 2

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Monday, 09 January 2017 15:48

By: Arthur M. Freyre

Tech Collage Row

Microsoft and the Department of Justice have had a few interesting court cases over the past twenty years, with the most famous being the anti-trust case involving the Internet provider, Netscape. This latest battle between the DOJ and Microsoft might become the most notorious. 

The case is known as the Microsoft Ireland case. The Microsoft Ireland case centers on the DOJ’s warrant to review emails in a customer’s account maintained by Microsoft pursuant to the Stored Communications Act (the “Act”).[i] The Stored Communications Act which was passed in 1986, made it illegal for one to access an electronic storage facility without the proper authorization.

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