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Panama Papers Prove Law Enforcement Right on Beneficial Ownership

“ICE has long recognized the misuse of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) formed under State law as a serious threat to the ongoing effort to combat international criminal activities. The lack of corporate transparency has allowed criminal entities a gateway into the financial system and further veils their illicit activity. Investigations can be significantly …

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Under-Mining Agriculture: Global Food and Public Health Threatened by the Extractive Sector.

UnderMining Agriculture: How the Extractive Industries Threaten our Food Systems, produced by The Gaia Foundation and global allies, exposes the hidden costs of mining on food, water, land, air and climate, showing how each is increasingly affected by toxins as the global land and water grab intensifies.   The world’s food production and millions of …

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From Reports to Results: The Story Behind Ghana’s EITI Success

  In February, the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI) received a 2016 EITI Chair’s Award for helping turn policy recommendations into actionable reforms at EITI’s global conference. GHEITI’s accomplishments include influencing the country’s mining fiscal regime and leading on the institutionalization of suabnational royalty utilization guidelines. Ultimately, the initiative increased the amount of extractive revenues data available to …

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Top Peruvian Amazon tourist destination invaded by gold-miners

Interview with environmental activist Victor Zambrano on his work protecting the Tambopata National Reserve in Madre de Dios The World Travel and Tourism Council predicts that travel and tourism’s “total contribution” to Peru’s GDP will exceed 11% by 2026, but how well, in the long-term, is Peru protecting its best tourist assets? Among foreign tourists easily the …

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New division set up to address mercury use, other natural resource issues.

  The Ministry of Natural Resources has decided to establish a Compliance Division to police the scaling back of the use of mercury and overall verify that miners and loggers are complying with Guyana’s laws and regulations. “The compliance unit really is going to be attached to the ministry so they are going to be …

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World Bank to support Guyana as it moves closer to EITI compliance and membership.

On Wednesday May 4, 2016, representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mimes Commission met with officials from the World Bank; Senior Mining Specialist, Mr. Remi Pelon, and Extractive Industries Specialist Ms. Susan Moreira, to discuss support to Guyana in its quest for candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative …

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