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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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On September 15th, Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi came to Washington, DC for a series of meetings with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Secretary John Kerry and US AID's Gayle Smith. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Jubilee Blog
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UN Report Launched with Vatican by Greg Williams A report released from a UN group calls the global economy "fragile" and urges action on trade, tax and debt policies to improve economic growth. The United Nations Conference on Trade and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Jubilee Blog
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Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi is in Washington for a series of meetings with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Secretary John Kerry and US AID's Gayle Smith. The IMF suspended loans and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Greg Williams According to a new report, secretive offshore tax avoidance practices are on the rise among multinational businesses. The report, released from the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (FACT), finds that these practices put investors at risk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention connects the spreading Zika virus to a significant increase in birth defects in Brazil. According to the study, birth defects involving the nervous system nearly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
By Greg Williams Over the past week, Jubilee USA's views on the newly announced Puerto Rico fiscal oversight board were featured in the Wall Street Journal, Morning Consult and Barron's. Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-set-to-announce-oversight-board-for-puerto-rico-1472660069 Morning Consult: https://morningconsult.com/2016/08/31/creditors-advocates-optimistic-as-obama-names-puerto-rico-oversight-board/ Barron's: http://blogs.barrons.com/incomeinvesting/2016/08/31/meet-the-members-of-puerto-ricos-new-financial-oversight-board/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Greg Williams Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico. The recommendations were formally submitted to the Congressional Task Force on Economic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams The White House is announcing members of Puerto Rico's fiscal oversight board established as part of legislation to address the US territory’s debt crisis. President Obama signed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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Jubilee USA's Campaigns Director Andrew Hanauer was in Georgia last Friday to meet with Christian, Jewish and Muslim community leaders and to speak at Friday night services at Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell (pictured). Georgia is one of a number... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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Fair Share's Nathan Proctor published an opinion piece on Boston's NPR website connecting the opioid epidemic in the United States to the problem of anonymous shell companies, used to launder money and finance crime. Jubilee USA works to stop money... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Darrin Brown In March, a California Superior Court judge ruled Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit company offering postsecondary education through its Heald, Everest and WyoTech schools, had misrepresented its programs, job placement rates, and debt collection practices. The company, which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Lucas Giese Sasha Orloff, CEO and co-founder of the financial services company LendUp, wrote an op-ed in The Hill detailing his support for new proposed regulations on “payday” lending. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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Jubilee USA Summer 2016 Interns! By Greg Williams Interested in making a difference in the world while interning at an exciting non-profit on Capitol Hill? Apply today for an internship with Jubilee USA! All Jubilee associates will have the chance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Below is a blog post on the connection between financial secrecy, taxes and poverty from our partners at Oxfam America. Kathleen Brophy dives deep into an analysis of the sale of a large copper mine in the Democratic Republic of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Andrew Hanauer I'll be in Oakland this Sunday, and would love for you to join me for brunch and a conversation on Jubilee USA's work to end poverty from the East Bay to East Africa and beyond. Sunday, August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg WIlliams Our executive director, Eric LeCompte, just returned from a trip to Nairobi, where he led our delegation to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development summit (called UNCTAD14)and helped forge a global agreement on tax, debt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Lucas Giese New articles released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveal the role of anonymous shell companies in tax evasion and corruption related to African natural resource extraction. Documents obtained from the Panama Papers leak from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Lucas Giese The US Justice Department claims Malaysian politicians used US-based "anonymous shell companies" to spend more than $1 billion in development funds on real estate and luxury goods in the U.S. The department is suing to seize the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Member countries of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) renewed a mandate for the UN agency on economic issues. The agreement will guide UNCTAD's work for the next four years. "These were very difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams After days of round-the-clock negotiation, the 194 member countries of the UN Conference on Trade and Development reached an agreement on debt, tax and trade policies. Stay tuned for more information as the agreement is finalized. Jubilee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
From: Roberto O. González Nieves, OFM, Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico and Reverend Heriberto Martínez, General Secretary of Puerto Rico's Bible Society and Coordinator of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Coalition of Puerto Rico Almost a year ago, our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, called on a United Nations development summit to address debt, tax, trade and environmental policies that impact poverty. Turkson’s comments come as intense negotiations enter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams A United Nations global development summit begins its fourth day of difficult negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya. The member countries of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) define the institution's purpose and economic and development focuses... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Nepal faces significant humanitarian challenges one year after its devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. According to the Red Cross, four million Nepalis still live in sub-standard housing. The earthquake killed 8,000 people and caused roughly $10 billion in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams French authorities raided the Paris offices of Google Ireland, an international division of the US founded internet giant. The raid seeks to determine whether Google has established itself permanently in Paris and thus is subject to taxation.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog