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Illicit Financial Flows and Illegal Gold Mining – New Developments in Colombia

Illegal gold mining has emerged as a profitable revenue source for organized crime groups and has become a major concern for authorities due to its social and environmental impacts. This article explores new developments in illegal mining...

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Actividad ilícita en el sector maderero de Chile

A pesar de los esfuerzos del gobierno, la tala ilegal ha sido un problema importante en Chile durante varias décadas, causando una variedad de problemas ambientales, sociales y económicos. Según el Banco Mundial, la tala ilegal en...

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Illicit Activity in Chile’s Timber Sector

Despite the government’s efforts, illegal logging has been a significant problem in Chile for several decades, causing a range of environmental, social, and economic issues. According to the World Bank, illegal logging in Chile’s native forests destroyed...

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An Analysis of Colombia’s National Development Plan

Strengthening Efforts to Combat Environmental Crime and Illicit Financial Flows  Colombia’s National Development Plan (Plan Nacional de Desarrollo, PND) is a key policy document, establishing a national strategy for the next four years of the presidential administration....

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Análisis del Plan Nacional de Desarrollo de Colombia

Una perspectiva a la luz de la lucha contra los flujos financieros ilícitos y los delitos medioambientales El Plan Nacional de Desarrollo (PND) es uno de los proyectos de ley más importantes en Colombia, dado que plasma...

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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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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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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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