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Jubilee USA Network
Washington, DC
Building a global economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable.
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The International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF released their communiqué of the Spring meetings, noting, "The window of opportunity remains open and should be used expeditiously to advance policies and reforms that sustain the current upswing, enhance resilience, and raise medium-term growth for the benefit of all." Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
As Puerto Rico's oversight board considers a fiscal plan, major religious leaders say the final plan should cut debt, prevent austerity and reduce child poverty. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The International Monetary Fund releases its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report, forecasting global growth in the short-term and raising concerns on possible economic downturns beyond the next few quarters. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
This week marks the five-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
By Lydia Andrews From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters. "As Churches in the Caribbean we have witnessed the grief and despair of our people last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the enjoyment of human rights of vast numbers of people entitled to the solidarity of the whole human family.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Religious leaders, lawyers, academics and debt experts are meeting to discuss changing New York laws that govern debt contracts from Puerto Rico to Mozambique. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
As Congress considers recovery and relief packages for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, the island's Archbishop and national religious groups are holding a vigil in a Congressional office building on Wednesday. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed ‎taxes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Religious and anti-poverty groups wrote to Congress this week‎ for expedited support for hurricane-hit US Territories and Caribbean nations. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released its latest research into how individuals and institutions avoid taxes and hide corruption. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Caribbean islands recovering from Hurricane Irma, now confront Hurricane Maria. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
On behalf of Caribbean Catholic Bishops, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire called for islands dealing with Hurricane Irma to receive debt relief. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
As Hurricane Irma heads to the US coast, a religious development group is calling for debt payments to be suspended until Antigua and Barbuda and other severely impacted Caribbean nations recover from the storm. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Category 5 Hurricane Irma nears the US territory of Puerto Rico. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The Senate voted in favor of a plan to keep the US Government funded through February 8th, ending the "shutdown." Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
By Eric LeCompte As Congress works to avoid a government shutdown, a crucial part of the debate is the funding for relief and recovery aid desperately needed for disaster victims in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas and California.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog