Nicaragua for Nicaguarans, Not NGOs IOs or Other Foreign Meddlers

Yesterday at the Organization of American States (OAS), I met up with colleagues and friends from Nicaragua and the Nicaragua Diaspora from throughout the United States in Washington, D.C. They were in town to raise awareness about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua with U.S. policymakers. I was not expecting to make remarks but addressed the [...]

Totalitarian Regime Leaders, Not U.S. Sanctions, Keep Humanitarian Trade from The People in Iran and Cuba

One of many shibboleths tossed about by opponents of U.S. sanctions policy is that it hurts the people, not the intended targets. That is one of the reasons why there have been changes in U.S. law to address this alleged argument. The real reason for changes to sanctions laws in this space: money for certain [...]

Cuba Owes Billions to American Citizens. Litigation Avoidable.

After the 1959 Cuban communist revolution, the government of Cuba confiscated properties from American citizens and others including its own people. To date, this remains the largest[1] confiscation of American property by any foreign government in history.  The unlawful land grabs were done under the color of law. At times, done by bearded thugs using [...]

U.K. Court: U.S. sanctions do not relieve insurers of their obligation to pay

Thoroughly enjoyed collaborating last year with colleagues at Reed Smith LLP and 7KBW Barristers as an expert witness in an economic sanctions case before the U.K. Commercial Royal Courts of Justice. 7KBW Barristers acted for the successful insured in expedited proceedings brought against various Lloyd’s syndicates for an indemnity under a marine cargo insurance policy [...]