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US Government Suspends Private Charter Flights between the United States and Cuba

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On August 13, 2020, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement requesting that the US Department of Transportation (“DOT”) suspend private charter flights...

Latin America: COVID-19 – The Reopening Playbook

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The regional Employment & Compensation team is pleased to present the Latin America COVID-19 Quick Guide for Employers in preparation for the reopening of business in our region.

Brazil: General Data Protection Law is effective as of 27 August 2020

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The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Law # 13,709/18 – LGPD) will be effective as of August 27, 2020*. Today, August 26, the Brazilian Senate rejected the House of Representative’s proposal to extend the LGPD’s effective date to December 31, 2020. The House of Representative’s proposal was included in the Bill of Law that resulted from Provisional Measure # 959/2020 issued by the Brazilian President in April 2020, which originally extended the LGPD’s effective date to May 3, 2021.

Colombia: Police plans to procure cyber intelligence system to monitor social media and instant...

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On 10 July 2020, the Colombia National Police Intelligence Directorate (DIPOL) initiated a public bidding process for the procurement of an AI based cyber-intelligence system for DIPOL. Such system would provide the police with access to social media accounts and instant messaging services.

Webinar: Digital Tax Services in Latin America

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 Baker McKenzie's VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented 'Digital Services in Latin America,' on 12 August 2020. This was the second presentation in the International VAT...

COVID-19: Government Intervention Schemes Guide

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Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government Intervention Schemes Guide provides a summary of...

International: Digital Tax Services in Latin America

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Baker McKenzie's VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented 'Digital Services in Latin America,' on 12 August 2020. This was the second presentation in the International VAT Conference Webinar Series, a global webinar series designed for VAT specialists from all industry sectors that aims to discuss the latest developing trends and hot topics in the VAT/GST and customs arena.

Brazil: General Data Protection Law is effective as of 27 August 2020

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The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Law # 13,709/18 – LGPD) will be effective as of August 27, 2020*. Today, August 26, the Brazilian Senate rejected the House of Representative’s proposal to extend the LGPD’s effective date to December 31, 2020. The House of Representative’s proposal was included in the Bill of Law that resulted from Provisional Measure # 959/2020 issued by the Brazilian President in April 2020, which originally extended the LGPD’s effective date to May 3, 2021.

Latin America: “The New Normal”: Restart of Economic Activities and Sanitary Measures in Latin...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries in Latin America. Administrative measures that limit or restrict economic activity have been adopted in most countries....

Latin America: Donations to Public Administration in Latin America

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In view of the health crisis in Latin America following to the outbreak of COVID-19, as well as the economic and social impacts of...
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