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By Carla Arellano
On June 26, 2017, the Executive branch issued regulations for Tax Transparency Law Nº 19,484, which requires corporations, trusts, investment funds and other corporate structures with presence in Uruguay...
By Federico Silva
To comply with Paraguay's obligations under article 5 (1) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, ratified by Law No. 2,535/04, regarding developing and implementing effective coordinated anti-corruption policies that promote the participation of society and reflect the principles of the rule of law, proper management of public affairs and public property, integrity, transparency and accountability, the National Anti-Corruption Secretariat (Secretaría Nacional Anticorrupción or "SEN
By Lindsay Sykes
On September 04, 2017 a law was enacted requiring all state and public-private entities to create Transparency Units responsible for receiving reports of possible corruption
By Federico Silva
On July 25, 2017, the head of SICOM (a technical management organism of Paraguay's Presidency in charge of directing, supervising, coordinating, performing and assessing programs, projects, plans...
By Federico Silva
Aiming to protect investors and to maintain a fair, organized and efficient securities market, on July 18, 2017, Law 5,810/17 was enacted to replace Law 1,284/98 "On the Securities Market" (Del Mercado de Valores) and, among other things, to effectively prevent and punish wrong conducts in the securities market by establishing administrative and criminal sanctions.
By Ernesto Velasco Granda
On September 2, 2017, Lenin Moreno completed his first one hundred days as President of Ecuador, during which he has shown openness to opposition parties, while being met with intense in-fighting within his own Alianza País party.
By Carla Arellano
In 2016, there was a 32% increase in the presentation of Suspicious Operations Reports (ROS) to the Financial Analysis Information Unit (UIAF) of the Uruguay Central Bank.
By Gonzalo Secco, Manuel Lecuona, Carolina Piacenza, Carla Arellano
On June 26, 2017, the Executive Branch regulated the law that governs, among other matters, the obligation of commercial companies and other entities based in Uruguay to identify the ultimate...
By Federico Silva, Sally Romero
The Law on Modernization and Strengthening of Paraguayan Financial System Regulations (Law 5,787/16) modified the previous banking law in the following key ways:
By Álvaro Ordóñez, Bruno Pesantes Muirragui
Minister of Mining, Javier Cordova, issued a Ministerial Agreement ("Agreement") that reformed the Instructive of Metal Mining Concessions ("Instructive").
By Ernesto Velasco Granda, Mareva Orozco
In response to the wave of revelations of corruption in government contracting in Latin America, Ecuador's Public Procurement Service announced at the outset of June that it is in the process of...
By Carla Arellano
On November 28, 2016 a comprehensive bill of law on asset laundering was sent to Parliament
By Lindsay Sykes, Estefania Paz
The Ministry of Institutional Transparency and the Fight against Corruption and the Ministry of Justice were merged through Supreme Decree 3058 on January 22, 2017.
By Carla Arellano
On April 3 Daniel Espinosa Teibo was designated as new National Secretary for the Fight Against Asset Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Resolution P/1705.
By Federico Silva, Sally Romero
The National Anticorruption Secretariat ("SENAC") has created three channels for the public to report corrupt acts: