According to a January 19 press release, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) “designated three individuals, fourteen entities, and six vessels for their ties to a network attempting to evade United States sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector.” According to OFAC, the  Maduro regime is continuing to use “Petroleos

In response to criticism that sanctions are hampering the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has released new guidance to encourage those interested in humanitarian trade involving jurisdictions sanctioned by the United States to “avail themselves of longstanding exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations” pertaining to that


As 2019 draws to an end, Congress has been busy on economic sanctions legislation. This includes passing new Russia-related sanctions and a Venezuela-related government contracts procurement restriction as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has also approved two new pieces of

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

Venezuela: A

Following Colombia’s official withdrawal from the intergovernmental regional organization UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), Colombian President Iván Duque announced on January 14 the creation of a new union called PROSUR. President Duque explained that PROSUR would function as an organization for regional coordination and cooperation of public policy, defense of democracy, promotion of the