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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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By Lydia Andrews The UN Economic Commission for Africa renewed calls to tackle money laundering during a UN meeting this week in Addis Ababa. At the meeting, governments were urged to follow the recommendations in the Mbeki report that notes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
24 State Attorneys General wrote to Congress supporting action to disclose the actual owner of a shell company to law enforcement. "Anonymous" shell companies can be used to hide the identity of the owner. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at My Blog
The US Treasury is calling for greater scrutiny into the use of "anonymous" shell companies. Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to quickly pass legislation to make the identity of shell company owners available to law enforcement. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
European Finance Ministers endorse a new Greece debt agreement that provides financing in exchange for maintaining austerity policies and economic reforms. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA was recently highlighted in The Bond Buyer speaking on emergency relief funds, the bankruptcy process and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA was recently featured in All Africa speaking on global debt. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
On the sidelines of the 2018 FfD Forum, FES and partners have teamed up to present a luncheon and roundtable - with a special focus on the situation of Caribbean countries - to discuss sovereign debt & debt sustainability. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The Vatican's recent assessment of the economy reveals a Catholic Church that is alive, engaging and relevant. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
So far, there is no specific debt relief action plan for the Caribbean region, but it’s something to watch for at upcoming global summits, including the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in the fall, said Eric LeCompte, the executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Jubilee USA Network. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Eric LeCompte, executive director of Jubilee USA, was quoted in ValueWalk's article today "As Atlantic Region Braces For Another Damaging Hurricane Season, Concern Grows: Islands are unprepared as forecasters predict three hurricanes again" ahead of the next hurricane season. The article highlights how meteorologists are predicting another three "major" hurricanes this season. LeCompte stresses the need for disaster and debt relief mechanisms and payment moratoriums ahead of these storms. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Recognizing the inherent dignity of the human person, our faith traditions call us to care for the sick and respond to the needs of the poor in our societies. Trade agreements can have enormous impacts on the ability of the sick and the poor to access the medicines they need for healing and even survival. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Catholic News Service and Crux featured articles on the statement issued this week by Jubilee USA and religious leaders on NAFTA and access to medicines in trade agreements. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA was recently highlighted in The Bond Buyer speaking on emergency relief funds, the bankruptcy process and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The Vatican's recent assessment of the economy reveals a Catholic Church that is alive, engaging and relevant. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
The Vatican released an official assessment on global economics entitled, "‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones" or "Considerations for an ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system." The document calls for improvements in global finance policies on debt resolution, taxation, financial crisis prevention and transparency. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
On the sidelines of the 2018 FfD Forum, FES and partners have teamed up to present a luncheon and roundtable - with a special focus on the situation of Caribbean countries - to discuss sovereign debt & debt sustainability. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
Officials from governments, the IMF, World Bank, the private sector and NGOs meet this week at the United Nations for the Financing for Development (FFD) Forum. The annual gathering seeks to implement the Addis Ababa Action Agenda that governments endorsed in 2015 in Ethiopia. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
On the first day of the 2018 hurricane season, G7 Finance and Development Ministers are reviewing proposals for debt relief and “innovative financing” when islands are hit by natural disasters. Also focusing on empowering women in the economy, the group meets in Whistler, Canada, through Sunday. These meetings will help prepare outcomes for the upcoming G7 Ministerial meeting that President Trump attends later in June. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Jubilee Blog
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