Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pata, Peta, Pita, Pota e a amiguinha do seu namorado.

The White House, Washington

Dear friends --
Our immigration system is broken. It has been for some time.
Right now, there are 11 million people living in a shadow economy. There are Americans waiting in long lines to reunite with their families. There are employers who are exploiting the system by hiring undocumented workers, and that threatens the wages and working conditions of American workers. None of this is good for the economy, and it isn’t fair for the middle class.
So President Obama is determined to fix this broken system so that everyone plays by the same rules, and we wanted to make sure you get the details. Here's what he wants to do:
-- First, continue to improve the security on our borders;
-- Second, crack down on the companies that hire undocumented workers;
-- Third, provide undocumented immigrants the chance to earn their citizenship and hold them accountable by requiring that they learn English, pay taxes and a penalty, move to the back of the line, and pass background checks; and
-- Fourth, streamline the legal immigration system for families, workers, and businesses.
The good news is that lawmakers from both parties agree with that basic set of principles, and a bipartisan group of Senators is already working on a bill that's consistent with President Obama's proposal. That's big.
But the surest way to keep up the momentum is for people like you to show that you agree as well. We've put together a page where you can get the latest information -- read more details about the President's plan, watch video of his new speech about the need to fix our broken immigration system, and add your name to show that you stand with President Obama.
Check it out here:


Luncheon - Monday, February 4, 2013

Join us for this a panel discussion on:

FATCA and Brazil: A Way Forward?
This event was originally scheduled for November 1st. Due to Hurricane Sandy, it was postponed to February 4th.
The US FATCA rules, aimed at curbing tax avoidance by U.S. persons through offshore accounts and investments, raise significant commercial, tax, legal and compliance issues for non-U.S. financial institutions. The panel will summarize the application of the FATCA rules and discuss their impact on international banks, funds, broker-dealers and insurance companies, with a focus on Brazil. We will address the Brazilian legal and tax implications of the new regime and how Brazilian market participants are dealing with the requirements, both individually and through their representative bodies. We will finally discuss the bilateral route for FATCA compliance, its advantages and the Brazilian position in respect to this alternative.

Julio CastroPartner, KPMG LLP

Murilo PortugalPresident, FEBRABAN 

Professor Antônio Moura BorgesAttorney, Brazilian National Treasury 

Sarah Miller, CEO, Institute of International Bankers

Luiz Felipe FerrazPartner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados LLP 

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Monday, February 4, 2013

12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

KPMG Heritage Center
Ground Floor
345 Park Avenue
(Bet. 51st & 52nd Streets)
New York City
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