Central America

45 ABA Journal Central America articles.

UN Leader Cites Murders of 2 Honduran Lawyers in 3 Days, Says ‘Chronic Insecurity’ Harms Profession

The human rights chief of the United Nations on Wednesday called for Honduras to take urgent and aggressive action to deal with what she called “chronic insecurity” facing lawyers and…

Human Rights Lawyer Gunned Down at Wedding in Honduras

Antonio Trejo Cabrera, a human rights lawyer who represented agrarian groups against large landowners in Honduras, was killed Sunday while attending a wedding in the nation’s capital city Tegucigalpa.

Cabrera,…

In Mexican Probe, DEA Helped Drug Supplier and Trafficker Launder Money

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency helped a Mexican drug trafficker and his Colombian supplier move money in an effort to infiltrate the criminal gangs in Mexico, according to legal documents.

Greenberg Traurig Opens Mexico City Office, Expects to Have 20 Lawyers There in Early 2012

Greenberg Traurig has opened an office in Mexico City, its first in either Central America or South America, signaling an intention to expand the Latin American practice of the nearly…

Baxter Lawyer Reportedly Caught on Tape Offering to Pay Opposing Expert to Leave Town

A lawyer in Mexico City for U.S. drug maker Baxter International was caught on tape offering to pay an opposing expert witness to get out of town on a key…

Lawyers Giving Back
Milbank Corporate & Securities Leader Takes Team to Dewey, Where He Will Head Latin America Practice

The head of the Latin America practice group at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is taking a team of lawyers to Dewey & LeBoeuf, where he will serve in a…

Lead Defense Lawyer Disqualified in Trial of Alleged Mexican Drug Kingpin

Saying that allowing an alleged Mexican drug kingpin to be represented by the lead lawyer of his choice could create significant distraction and delay during trial, a federal judge in…

Mexico Said to Hire NY Law Firm to Explore Civil Suits Against US Gun Makers

The Mexican government has reportedly hired a New York-based law firm to explore possible civil suits against U.S. gun makers and distributors over the weapons used by drug cartels.

New Haiti Child Custody Turmoil: Dad Says Son Kidnapped, Jailed US Volunteer Says Tot Died

In the latest clash between Haitian authorities and American aid workers trying to help out in the wake of the devastating earthquake earlier this year, a United States citizen volunteer…

Report: Guatemalan Lawyer Hired Hitmen to Kill Himself, Accused Prez

A Harvard-educated Guatemalan lawyer who left a videotape blaming the country’s president if he is found dead was responsible for his own murder, according to United Nations investigators.

The special…

Video by Guatemalan Lawyer Predicted His Murder, Blamed the President

A Guatemalan lawyer gunned down as he was riding his bicycle left a videotape blaming the country’s president if he is found dead.

The 47-year-old lawyer, Rodrigo Rosenberg, made the…

Judge Tosses Dole Pesticide Suits Due to Fraud and Lawyer Misconduct

Citing fraud and lawyer misconduct, a Los Angeles judge has tossed two consolidated lawsuits contending Dole pesticides caused sterility in Nicaraguan banana workers.

Judge Victoria Chaney said the fraud was…

Out of the Blue

Even after the Supreme Court tried to rein in expert witnesses willing to testify at the drop of a theory, embattled dentist Michael West and his shining light prove that ‘science’ can be stranger than fiction.




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