The LATAM Sanctions Panorama in 2023

March 09, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM NYC

ACSS Webinar

CSS Credits: 1.25


75 minutes


  • Rocio Gainza, Senior Manager, Global Sanctions & Screening, AML Risk | Scotiabank
  • Angel Nino Torres, Head of Compliance | Coinbag


Alexander Witt CSS, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS


Thursday, March 09, 2023


  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM NYC
  • 03:00 PM – 04:15 PM London
  • 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM Amsterdam


In this webinar we will examine the current sanctions imposed against targets in Latin America, such as Nicaragua and Venezuela, as well as a few complex scenarios that may arise when trying to stay compliant with the latest sanctions regimes.

In this webinar we will:

  • provide a general overview of LATAM sanctions
  • discuss the Executive Orders that implement the LATAM-related sanctions
  • cover the most relevant definitions and their interpretation and all relevant details concerning general licenses and their limitations
  • end with key takeaways and best practices

Certificate of Attendance:

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Rocio Gainza

Senior Manager, Global Sanctions & Screening, AML Risk

Rocío Gainza is licensed to practice law in Venezuela, her native country, and Ontario, Canada, where she has lived for 8 years. She has more than 10 years of experience in the banking field. Six of them as a lawyer in Venezuela, in the legal department of one of the main financial institutions in the country, where she practiced banking law with a focus on regulatory matters. During the last 4 years, she has worked at Scotiabank, in the Global Sanctions Office, where she is currently Senior Manager, and offers advice on sanctions to the different business lines in Canada and in the jurisdictions where Scotiabank has a presence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Angel Nino Torres

Head of Compliance

Angel Niño Torres is the Head of Compliance for Coinbag (Hong Kong). Member of the ACSS Editorial Task Force (EdTf) and Latin America Task Force. Certified AML FinTech Compliance Associate (CAFCA). Certified in Crypto Regulation and Financial Crime Compliance (CRFCC). Sanctions Researcher for PST.AG (Germany). Professor of Business Law at Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (Venezuela). Private Attorney and Sanctions Consultant (Venezuela)


Alexander Witt CSS

Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant

Alexander Witt is a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS). He is an expert in EU, US, and German Sanctions and Export Control Laws and Regulations. Previously Alexander worked as a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant at Full Circle Compliance and as an Export Compliance Officer at Fujifilm Europe in the Netherlands.

Customer Testimonials

“I really appreciated the detail and references on the slides, very helpful”.

Scott Kinney, CAMS

Compliance Manager Global Sanctions Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

“Great job. Very informative”.

Brianna Long

Senior Compliance Analyst Compliance and Risk Investigations and Analysis, Convera