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COP26: New Research Shows Latin American and Caribbean Countries Face Growing Climate Risks

Washington DC, November 5, 2021 – As climate talks continue in Scotland, new research shows that developing countries lack the resources to respond to the climate crisis. “The Glasgow meetings are critical to protect our planet and the poor who suffer the worst impacts of climate change,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious […]

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IMF Reports Dismal, “Uncertain” Economic Outlook

Washington DC, Oct. 15, 2019 – The International Monetary Fund downgrades global economic forecasts, calling the future of the economy, “precarious” and “uncertain,” with the release of the 2019 World Economic Outlook Report. “This is the most bleak economic outlook report that I’ve seen from the Fund,” noted Jubilee USA Director Eric LeCompte who monitored […]

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IMF Warns of Global Financial Crisis Risk

Washington DC, April 10, 2019 – For the second day in a row, the International Monetary Fund raised concerns of pending financial crisis. Ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings, the IMF released the Global Financial Stability Report, warning of “vulnerabilities” in corporate debt, house values and sovereign (country) debt. “We are seeing […]

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Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As Trump Visits Islands

Washington DC October 3, 2017 – As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan’s Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas’ Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto […]

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House Poised to Repeal Global Anti-Corruption Measure

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 31, 2107 –  Within the next 24 hours, the US House of Representatives could repeal a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector. The “Cardin-Lugar amendment” of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act requires oil and mining companies to disclose financial activity and payments to governments in […]