4th February 2020
Brazil is facing criticism after stripping its national financial intelligence unit (FIU) of the power to report on terrorist financing, the Financial Times said on Monday. Opposition lawmakers amended the mandate of the Council for Financial Activities Control, or Coaf, over concerns that the government of President Jair Bolsonaro would… Read More
4th February 2020
Fallout from the Airbus bribery scandal reverberated around the world on Monday as the head of one of its top buyers temporarily stood down and investigations were launched in countries aggrieved at being dragged into the increasingly political row. Airbus agreed on Friday to pay a record $4 billion in… Read More
3rd February 2020
A former lieutenant of the drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and two other leading members of his gang have escaped from prison in Mexico City. President López Obrador has ordered an investigation into the escape of Víctor Manuel Félix Beltrán, known as “El Vic”, who fled the capital’s Southern… Read More
31st January 2020
By every measure, US sanctions are devastating Iran’s economy. The value of the rial has plummeted by half since 2018, when President Trump began dismantling the nuclear deal and reimposing embargoes. Food prices are spiralling, and the country’s foreign currency reserves have been slashed by a fifth since 2013. Read More
31st January 2020
By Robert Diab, Thompson Rivers University People have long been drawn to Vancouver’s idyllic coastal mountain setting. The region’s strong civil liberties and stable economy convince many of them to stay, and Vancouver has thrived with its diverse set of residents. But the city has also become a… Read More
30th January 2020
On January 23, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service published a news release titled “Global tax chiefs undertake unprecedented multi-country day of action to tackle international tax evasion.” The announcement highlighted a coordinated effort across the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands to combat money laundering and… Read More
30th January 2020
Whistleblower Maria Efimova plans to pay an “independent” company to verify documents she says will name the real owner of secret offshore company Egrant Inc. The former Pilatus Bank employee has so far raised over €9,650 of the €15,000 target amount, through a fundraising campaign she started six days… Read More
30th January 2020
As British Columbia’s government rolled out new laws aimed at cracking down on massive, questionable transactions flowing through casinos on Canada’s West Coast, the number of suspicious cash investigations in Ontario’s casinos more than doubled in 2018, a Global News investigation has found. Experts fear the international drug cartels… Read More
29th January 2020
A South Florida businessman is the largest owner of a joint project with the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense to process gold mined in the depths of the Amazon rainforest, despite sanctions imposed by Washington, D.C., on the entire regime of President Nicolás Maduro, as well as on the nation’s billion-dollar… Read More
29th January 2020
Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori will be returned to jail while she’s investigated for money laundering, less than three months after she’d been freed by Peru’s top court on the grounds that her constitutional rights had been violated. In Tuesday’s ruling, the court said Fujimori should be arrested immediately and jailed… Read More