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G20 Discusses Stimulus, Climate and Aid for Developing Countries

G20 finance ministers met Friday to discuss global coronavirus response. The group endorsed continuing stimulus plans in wealthy countries and supporting plans to increase aid and vaccine access for developing countries.

International Cooperation Can Fight Corruption and Stop Tax Evasion, Say UN Experts

A UN experts report offers 14 recommendations to stop the loss of trillions in public revenues. The UN group argues that money lost to transnational crime, corruption and tax avoidance could be used to address the pandemic, poverty and climate change.

“The lack of transparency in the financial system impacts the vulnerable and our planet,” stated Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network. “Capturing the trillions in lost revenue is an important way to fight the pandemic and economic crises that countries face.”

Treasury Secretary Announces Support for Global Reserve Access, Debt Relief and Tackling Climate Change

In a letter to the G20, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed support for the G20 to determine a process for how global reserve funds (Special Drawing Rights) could be deployed to help low-income countries.

More than 215 Groups Call on G20 to Access $3 Trillion in Global Reserve Funds for Developing Countries

More than 215 organizations sent a letter to the G20 and IMF to issue $3 trillion in global reserves, known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Spanning the globe, the signers argue that SDRs will help countries suffering from the coronavirus crisis and, "send a strong signal of renewed multilateral coordination..."

Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network Ask Biden for Global COVID Aid and Debt Relief

 $3 Trillion in Global Reserve Funds Should be Released to Support Developing Countries, Encourage Faith Leaders

The Biden Administration should support the release of $3 trillion in global reserve funds to support developing countries confront the COVID pandemic, say the US Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network in a letter to President Biden. The letter also encourages the G20 and private groups to cancel debts for suffering developing countries, stopping tax avoidance, increasing aid and creating a permanent global bankruptcy process to prevent future economic crises.

The Shortwave Report 02/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210219.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi spoke with Dr.

Puerto Rico and US Religious Leaders Urge Biden on Jobs, Disaster Aid and SSI

Administration Legal Move Could Release $2.3 Billion for Vulnerable Puerto Ricans Say Faith LeadersIn a letter sent to President Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island."Please immediately instruct the Department of Justice to withdraw the suit, filed by the previous administration, that blocks $2.3 billion in annual Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

Global Economic Recovery, Debt, Climate, Vaccines Top G7 Finance Agenda

Japan Says Accessing Global Reserve Funds Discussed Washington DC – G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights.

The Shortwave Report 02/12/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210212.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN-  In Myanmar pro-democracy demonstrations are growing while military oppressi

The Shortwave Report 02/05/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210205.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA-  On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi spoke w

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