South America

105 ABA Journal South America articles.

Dad Gives Up Losing Custody Battle

John McHugh knows a lot more about Brazilian family law than he used to. His wife and their 7-year-old daughter now live in Brazil, and, unlike their counterparts in the…

Mexico: Our Soldiers Raped & Tortured

A human rights commission run by the Mexican government has reportedly accused some of the country’s own soldiers of rape and torture and recommended that the Mexican army be removed…

Top Drug Suspect Held, US Seeks Case

An alleged top leader of Colombia’s biggest drug cartel was captured today in an early-morning raid in Brazil, and the U.S. reportedly is seeking extradition.

Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, 44,…

Mexico City Jails OK Gay Conjugal Visits

Accepting the recommendation of a human rights commission, Mexico City has begun to allow conjugal visits between gay inmates.

Such visits are commonly allowed for opposite-sex couples, even when they…

Guyana Press Chat Breaks ‘Local’ Rule

A lawyer who spoke to reporters in Guyana about a New York case he was handling broke a local rule barring lawyers from making comments that could interfere with a…

Proskauer Opens Brazil Office

Proskauer Rose is responding to increasing Latin American business by opening an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Antonio Piccirillo, who specializes in Latin American finance transactions, will move from New…

First Banana Workers Get US Court Trial

It has been some 30 years since thousands of banana workers in Central America claim to have been exposed to carcinogenic pesticides on plantations there. Intended to kill worms infesting…

Foreign Fight

Alberto Galvis Claims That Occidental Petroleum Corp. Is Liable for a Raid That Killed His Family in Colombia. A Revived Alien Tort Law May Get Him His Day in U.S. Court.




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