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New GFI Blog Post Reveals Venezuela Lost Over US$33 Billion in Illicit Outflows in 2008

Data Part of a Forthcoming Global Financial Integrity Report on Illicit Outflows from the Developing World

WASHINGTON, DC – A new blog post published today on the website of the Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development sheds light on the economic challenges facing Venezuela under its current leadership.  The post reveals new numbers from an upcoming Global Financial Integrity report on illicit financial flows (IFF) out of the developing world and explains the linkages between IFFs, poverty, censorship and corruption.

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Morgenthau Warns of Threats to National Security from Increasing Ties between Iran and Venezuela

WASHINGTON, DC — The growing presence of Iran in Latin America is a threat to national security and demands greater scrutiny and action by the United States and Venezuelan’s Latin American neighbors was the message delivered by New York Country District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a lunch briefing today at the Brookings Institution organized by Global Financial Integrity and the American Interest.

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The Link between Iran and Venezuela: A Crisis in the Making?

Remarks by Mr. Robert M. Morgenthau

New York County District Attorney
Event Hosted by Global Financial Integrity
Brookings Institution
Washington, DC

I would like to thank the Brookings Institute for inviting me to speak today.  The issues I will discuss with all of you are the blossoming relationship between what might seem unlikely bedfellows…. the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, whether we have a national security crisis looming on the horizon, and whether our national security and law enforcement communities are sufficiently focused on this threat.

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