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Flags of Convenience and the Hazards of Shipbreaking

By Matthew Baur Massive cargo ships are all too familiar to those living in big port cities. These giant vessels deliver goods needed for much of our society to function, from medical supplies and medicines, to food...

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Understanding the Crime-Terror Nexus of Ideologically-Driven Terrorist Organizations

By Brett Bolog Terrorist organizations, driven by political-ideological motivations, require economic resources to finance their operations and expand their influence. These groups often resort to criminal activities, which undermine political stability and push legitimate companies out of...

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Transparency is Key to Environmental Protection: Why Peru Should Ratify the Escazu Agreement

By Rodrigo Taipe “Peru is a beggar sitting on a gold bench,” it is sometimes said. The country possesses a wide variety of natural resources, which, with sustainable and transparent use, could help the country escape poverty...

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Seeking Solutions to Trade Misinvoicing in Mexico and Colombia

by Pedro Izquierdo Addressing trade misinvoicing is a complex endeavor as it is considered one of the weakest links in the fight against money laundering, especially in developing countries like Mexico and Colombia. Trade misinvoicing is one...

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Colombia ¿cómo avanza la implementación de un enfoque de beneficiarios finales?

Dos diferentes proyectos de ley que están siendo debatidos en el Congreso de la República de Colombia, aumentarían las posibilidades del país de crear un registro único de beneficiarios finales. En octubre de 2020 la Vicepresidencia de...

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Colombia Steps Closer to Beneficial Ownership Transparency

Two separate bills that are under debate in the Colombian Congress address beneficial ownership, increasingly the likelihood that the country’s policymakers will approve the creation of a beneficial ownership registry. In October 2020, the Vice Presidency of...

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Profit Shifting Case in Indonesia Highlights Need for Improved Tax Collection

By Forum Pajak Berkeadilan*, Woods & Wayside International, and Global Financial Integrity Indonesia, like many other countries, is suffering from a prolonged health crisis and economic fall-out caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. With a 2% decline in...

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The Direction of Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported Fishing

by Sue Ryu Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing covers illicit activities ranging from, but not limited to, non-approved foreign countries fishing in the waters of other nations, actors misrepresenting their fishing activity or catch, to actors...

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