Yamel Sarquis

Yamel has policy and advocacy experience across Latin America and the Caribbean and is a board member of the Cyber Policy Dialogue of the Americas.

Google’s Economic Impact in Mexico

Google’s Economic Impact in Mexico

Mexico’s digital economy has seen significant progress in recent years, in part driven by government initiatives seeking to boost the...

7 Nov 2023 Reports
Google’s Economic Impact in Brazil

Google’s Economic Impact in Brazil

Brazil’s digital economy has demonstrated resilience over the past few years, with the country showcasing the ability to bounce back...

19 Sep 2023 Reports
Access Alert | Reflections on Mexico’s Cybersecurity Bill

Access Alert | Reflections on Mexico’s Cybersecurity Bill

On 25 April – three days before the legislative summer recess – Congress introduced the long-awaited cybersecurity bill. Totalling 92...

10 May 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Colombia shares its roadmap to digitise the country, updates its regulation for infrastructure sharing, and asks for more spectrum

Access Alert | Colombia shares its roadmap to digitise the country, updates its regulation for infrastructure sharing, and asks for more spectrum

Read this Access Alert in Spanish | Lea este Access Alert en Español The coffee-growing country has generated several regulatory...

24 Apr 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | LATAM countries continue to promote connectivity

Access Alert | LATAM countries continue to promote connectivity

This week, three LATAM markets – Costa Rica, Peru, and Uruguay – have had relevant policy and market developments that...

4 Apr 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | 2023: The year for spectrum in Latin America

Access Alert | 2023: The year for spectrum in Latin America

Latin America is set to reduce the digital gap, increasingly digitalising its industries while embracing new technologies. Broadband connectivity will...

16 Jan 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Mexico Publishes National Radioelectric Programme for 2022-2024

Access Alert | Mexico Publishes National Radioelectric Programme for 2022-2024

On 5 December, Mexico published the National Radioelectric Programme for 2022-2024. The programme, which will be jointly operated by the...

16 Dec 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Ecuador Digital Transformation Bill Advances in Congress

Access Alert | Ecuador Digital Transformation Bill Advances in Congress

On 23 November, President Guillermo Lasso sent the bill for Audiovisual and Digital Transformation to the National Assembly (NA). This...

9 Dec 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Brazilian telecom regulator approves Strategic Plan for 2023-2027; Peruvian government begins reorganisation of 800 MHz band

Access Alert | Brazilian telecom regulator approves Strategic Plan for 2023-2027; Peruvian government begins reorganisation of 800 MHz band

Two key Latin American countries have demonstrated a strong interest in expanding broadband coverage, fostering investment, and maintaining industry dynamism....

25 Nov 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Colombia allocates the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed use

Access Alert | Colombia allocates the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed use

On 18 November, Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency (ANE) published Resolution 737, officially adding the 1.200 MHz that comprise the 6...

22 Nov 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Brazil’s Upcoming Agenda for Tech and Privacy Regulation

Access Alert | Brazil’s Upcoming Agenda for Tech and Privacy Regulation

On 4 November, Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) launched its 2023-2024 Regulatory Agenda following a consultation process from August...

11 Nov 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Colombia’s Petro Targets Digital Platforms Through Tax Reform

Access Alert | Colombia’s Petro Targets Digital Platforms Through Tax Reform

A day after assuming office, Gustavo Petro, the first left-wing president in Colombia’s history, unveiled a tax proposal to raise...

12 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Argentina to Update Personal Data Protection Law 

Access Alert | Argentina to Update Personal Data Protection Law 

On 1 August, Argentina’s Access to the Public Information Agency (AAIP) launched a consultation process to modify the country’s personal...

3 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Ally-shoring: A Strategy to Expand U.S-Mexico Tech Ties

Access Alert | Ally-shoring: A Strategy to Expand U.S-Mexico Tech Ties

On 13 April, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen mentioned in a speech that the United States should favor friend-shoring supply...

4 Jul 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Mexican ICT Regulator Green-Lights Government Rescue of Altán Redes

Access Alert | Mexican ICT Regulator Green-Lights Government Rescue of Altán Redes

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunication Institute (IFT) unanimously approved the financing plan set forth by telecommunications company Altán Redes proposing a public-private...

24 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Gustavo Petro vs. Rodolfo Hernández, What Are Their Tech Policy Agendas for the Upcoming Colombian Administration?

Access Alert | Gustavo Petro vs. Rodolfo Hernández, What Are Their Tech Policy Agendas for the Upcoming Colombian Administration?

Gustavo Petro, former mayor of Bogotá from the left wing (Historical Pact) and Rodolfo Hernández, a businessman representing the non-traditional...

15 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | The Summit of the Americas 2022: A Tech Policy Brief

Access Alert | The Summit of the Americas 2022: A Tech Policy Brief

From 6-10 June, government, businesses, civil society, and youth leaders from the Americas convened in Los Angeles, California, for the...

14 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Chile seeks to create its first Data Protection Agency

Access Alert | Chile seeks to create its first Data Protection Agency

On 5 May, Chile’s Constitutional Convention – the body charged with drafting the country’s new constitution – adopted a provision to create...

6 May 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | President of Mexico Deems Proposals for IFT and COFECE Commissioners Invalid 

Access Alert | President of Mexico Deems Proposals for IFT and COFECE Commissioners Invalid 

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), questioned the validity of six proposed lists for new Commissioners of Mexico’s Federal...

13 Apr 2022 Opinion
Access Partnership Launch White Paper and Host Webinar on E-Commerce, Retail, and Growth in Latin America

Access Partnership Launch White Paper and Host Webinar on E-Commerce, Retail, and Growth in Latin America

Earlier this month, Access Partnership released a white paper addressing the regional e-commerce landscape for Latin America. The paper sheds light on current trends and opportunities, looks at long-standing challenges, and includes policy considerations that...

4 Jan 2022 Reports
Digital Latam

Digital Latam

The September edition of Digital Latam takes an in-depth look at the latest digital developments in the leading regional markets....

15 Sep 2021 Opinion
FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

The benefits of successful digital transformation can be enormous for national economies and companies in today’s hyper-competitive global markets. Against...

23 Mar 2021 Reports
Access Alert: IADB to Launch Pan-American FinTech Regulatory Sandbox

Access Alert: IADB to Launch Pan-American FinTech Regulatory Sandbox

In April 2021, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is set to announce a proposal that would create the first-ever Fintech...

9 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: COFECE, IFT and INAI Should be Untouchable

Access Alert: COFECE, IFT and INAI Should be Untouchable

Newly-appointed Mexican Secretary of the Economy Tatiana Clouthier convened with leaders of the MORENA ruling party on 29 January. During...

2 Feb 2021 Opinion