Venezuela Loses an Icon

Under the brutal tenure of Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelans have grown accustomed to crisis. Crisis that’s marked by incredible inflation, shortages of food and medicine, and the encroachment of authoritarianism upon the nation’s once celebrated democracy. Many Venezuelans, pushed to desperation, have sought refuge elsewhere as their home country continues its descent into darkness. And as […]

Nota de prensa: Abogado por DESA sostiene que el objetivo de COPINH es despojar a los acusados de sus derechos, especialmente del derecho a un juicio justo

El pasado fin de semana, la acusación particular, el equipo legal que representa a la familia de la difunta Berta Cáceres y Gustavo Castro, siendo éstos los mismos abogados que representan al Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), fueron excluidos de toda participación en el juicio pendiente tras no haberse personado […]

Press Release: COPINH’s Objective is to Deprive Fair Trial Rights from Defendants in Berta Cáceres Trial

Over this past weekend, the private accusers representing the family of the late Berta Cáceres, and Gustavo Castro, who have the same attorneys as the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), were barred from future participation in the ongoing trial after they did not show up for its start. This was […]

Nota de Prensa: El COPINH no puede pedir “cabezas” a base de información falsa

Les informamos que la siguiente nota de prensa ha sido difundida a los medios en Honduras. Nota de Prensa El COPINH no puede pedir “cabezas” a base de información falsa, dice Robert Amsterdam, abogado de DESA 8 de agosto de 2018 El Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) y la familia […]

Press Release: COPINH Cannot Demand ‘Scalps’ Based on False Information

The following press release was distributed to media in Honduras on 8 August 2018. COPINH Cannot Demand ‘Scalps’ Based on False Information, says DESA Lawyer Robert Amsterdam In comments made during a press conference organized by the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) and the family of Berta Cáceres on 7 […]

Honduras: Open Letter to European Parliament on the Berta Cáceres Case, GAIPE Report, and COPINH

The following open letter was sent by Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP to members of the European Parliament highlighting the conclusions of the Greenspan Report and calling for support for due process and truly independent investigation into the death of Berta Cáceres. Letter in Response to European Parliament on Berta Cáceres in Honduras […]

Informe Greenspan: Fallas en el Caso Berta Cáceres

Un nuevo informe del prominente abogado penalista Brian Greenspan (Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein, Toronto) desacredita el informe de 2017 del GAIPE (Grupo Asesor Internacional de Personas Expertas) que culpa al desarrollador hondureño de energías renovables DESA (Desarrollos Energéticos S.A.) por la brutal muerte de la activista hondureña Berta Cáceres en marzo de 2016. El Informe de […]

Greenspan Report on Honduras

The following press release is being distributed to media today. Criminal Law Expert Exposes Flaws in Investigative Report into Death of Berta Caceres in Honduras Leading Canadian lawyer Brian Greenspan finds serious violations of Honduran and International standards in criminal proceedings against DESA employees WASHINGTON, DC 17 July 2018 – A new report by leading […]

Podcast: What the Weimar Republic Can Teach Us about Trump

On the latest episode of the Departures podcast, we’re pleased to be joined by Prof. Benjamin Carter Hett, whose new book “The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic” explores the rapid and sudden collapse of democracy in Germany in the 1930s. Prof. Hett places particular emphasis in […]

Will India Be Conned into Buying Venezuelan Cryptocurrency?

I recently spoke with Quartz about Venezuela’s efforts to get more cash out of their cryptocurrency scheme. Given that the Petro is priced at a barrel of oil but theoretically based on completely undeveloped reserves, with PDVSA’s production collapsing to historic levels and a long line of creditors with stronger claims – this seems like […]