45 ABA Journal Central America articles.
The confusion and misinformation caused by fake news is undermining America’s ability to govern itself, experts fear.
Jul 1, 2017 12:15 AM CDT
Fake news has a long history in America. Benjamin Franklin intentionally published stories alleging that the British paid Native Americans to scalp men, women and children in the rebellious colonies. During the contentious election of 1800, Federalist newspapers tried to keep people from voting for Thomas Jefferson by running fake stories of his death.
In the early days of the republic, however, people’s expectations for news stories were quite different from today.
Jul 1, 2017 12:10 AM CDT
Things changed after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1981 decision in Chandler v. Florida gave approval to cameras in the courtrooms. Now all 50 states have some variation on when, where and how cameras can be used. Federal courts continue to resist the technology, thus still providing work for courtroom sketch artists.
Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM CDT
The blog is not a slog. Even as more people express themselves online in fleeting notes and images, law bloggers enjoy their more reflective discipline.
Dec 1, 2016 5:10 AM CST
Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM CST
Dennis Muñoz grew up in a conservative El Salvadorian family, and while the birth of his daughter inspired him to become an attorney, he never anticipated that he’d become known…
Sep 13, 2016 3:31 PM CDT
While there can be legitimate reasons for moving funds abroad to shell corporations, wealthy clients of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca wanted to know, as one put it in…
Jun 7, 2016 10:50 AM CDT
May 1, 2016 12:10 AM CDT
An El Salvador man who says he spent more than a year adrift at sea on a Mexican fishing boat before washing up on the Marshall Islands, over 6,000 miles…
Jan 9, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Littler Mendelson has combined with law firms in Colombia and Costa Rica as part of its push to expand into Latin America.
Littler is combining with Colombian law firm Godoy…
Oct 1, 2013 2:20 PM CDT
The head of one of the two most powerful drug cartels in Mexico has been captured in the countryside outside Nuevo Laredo, along with a bodyguard and an accountant, authorities…
Jul 16, 2013 5:35 PM CDT
The American Bar Association and the Inter-American Bar Association have agreed to work together on issues involving human trafficking, the globalization of the legal profession and funding for judicial systems…
Jun 21, 2013 8:49 PM CDT
Jones Day has opened a new office in Miami, its first in Florida, in a move that is expected to expand its Latin American practice.
Bankruptcy partner Pedro A. Jimenez,…
May 9, 2013 4:05 PM CDT
A tech millionaire whose whereabouts haven’t been made public since police in Belize sought to question him about a neighbor’s body found near his waterfront home last month is now…
Dec 5, 2012 10:10 PM CST
Apple has reportedly lost a trademark appeal in Mexico after contesting a telecom’s right to use the name iFone.
The appeals court found iFone is the only company that can…
Nov 5, 2012 4:21 PM CST