Cocaine users in Spain and other parts of Europe play a major role financing the activities of the Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). This group commits terroristic acts in Columbia in an attempt to destabilize the government. The FARC is able to pay for...
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have completed a stunning series of raids as part of what the Attorney General of the nation called the largest in the history of the country. Of the 21 people implicated in the drugs bust, two names jumped off the page for...
Electronic nicotine delivery systems include e-cigs, tanks, mods, vape pens and vapes. This type of device heats a liquid solution until the temperature is hot enough for the production of an aerosol for inhaling. E-cigarettes have continued to increase in popularity despite the fact there is very...
According to the American Gem Society, anthropologists found evidence of engagement rings dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. However, diamond engagements rings as people know them today date back to 1477 when Austria's Archduke Maximillian had one designed for his soon-to-be wife. This started a trend that...
Ethiopia has long been one of the poorest countries on Earth. The African nation possesses a per-capita GDP of only $365. However, this figure alone does not tell the whole tale. In addition to its existing economic woes, Ethiopia has lost an additional $11.7 billion due to...
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development is a consortium of Governments and NGOs and is guided by a coordinating committee which consists of the following entities: Global Financial Integrity*Christian AidGlobal WitnessTax Justice NetworkTransparency InternationalSecretariat of the Leading Group on Solidarity Levies...
The Partnership Panel, which meets in the first and third quarter of the year, is comprised of key governments and institutions that provide funding to and/or cooperate closely with the Task Force.  The Partnership Panel mandate is to facilitate meetings with other government officials, provide information on...
Egypt has long been a nation plagued by severe developmental issues. A large part of its troubles has been attributed to the illicit outflow of cash. As of 2019, the level of this outflow has been averaged to a sum of $6 billion per year.
With so many formal governmental organizations and international groups that have been formed, it’s easy to become confused about the various organizations and their roles. For example, many are unaware of the G20 and its primary role. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading. Below is...
The continuing financial crisis in Greece has made international headlines. Many economic experts are convinced that the current round of austerity measures is entirely too draconian to be stood for long. The consensus among the Greek middle and poorer classes is that the rich should pay for...