Over the last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued two updated advisories, as well as issued a series of new designations of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), highlighting the sanctions-related risks for, and the focus on, the shipping community. Taken together, they provide important guidance for

Crowell & Moring’s Latin America Practice publishes a Regional Recap each month to highlight some of the most relevant news and trends from the region impacting international trade and investment.

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Fernanda LeMarie

Major trend: Battling Systematic Corruption

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On February 19th, Ecuador’s Anti-Corruption Secretary, Iván Granda, and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Human Mobility, José Valencia, hosted the first meeting for the creation of the International Anti-Corruption Commission. Attendees included the diplomatic corps, members of multilateral organizations, and civil society representatives.

Steve Conover

Granda indicated that the