Yamel Sarquis

Yamel Sarquis works as a manager for the MEALA team out of Access Partnership's Washington, DC office. Yamel has policy and advocacy experience across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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
Somos Innovación | Encryption and Cybersecurity in LatAm, with Yamel Sarquis

Somos Innovación | Encryption and Cybersecurity in LatAm, with Yamel Sarquis

This episode was originally published on Somos Innovación on 03 October 2022. The massive wave of digitization produced during the...

4 Oct 2022 Press
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
Access Partnership and ISOC Event Highlights: Wi-Fi 6 Opportunities for Mexico

Access Partnership and ISOC Event Highlights: Wi-Fi 6 Opportunities for Mexico

On Thursday 22nd April, Access Partnership and The Internet Society (ISOC) co-hosted the event “Wi-Fi 6: Prospects and Opportunities for...

27 Apr 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