New Orleans I badly want to say that there is finally progress in the United States on remittances, which are financial transfers from immigrant families, migrant workers, and others to their families and communities back in their home countries. The Wall Street Journal reported that the volume of money being remitted has in fact gone [...]
Phoenix Winning any kind of global financial justice for low-and-moderate income families is admittedly a slog, but misery loves company, and I cannot resist keeping you in the loop as ACORN International pushes forward on these campaigns.
Good news first. Our report, “Mega Troubles for Microfinance” www.acorninternational.org, picked up some friends in high places, which [...]
Buenos Aires One of the flash points in the USA immigration reform debate continues to be over the demand from farmers for help in their fields from migrant agricultural workers. Recently they left the Republican (and Obama Administration) consensus in droves as US-farmer organizations and Congresspeople bridled at the fact that employers, i.e. [...]
New Orleans ACORN International’s global Remittance Justice Campaign (www.remittancejustice.og) continues to confront new, amazing, and mysterious challenges as ACORN Canada pushes forward in Ottawa and British Columbia.
In a meeting won by actions at the ACORN Canada convention six weeks ago with top officials of the Finance Ministry our negotiators efforts to discuss the need [...]
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ODECU of Chile
it card scams are the bad penny perfected in the United States that is turning up now elsewhere in the world. These practices are not the foul play of bad actors as predatory lenders always claim, but intrinsic elements of corrupt, exploitive business models. The economic success stories in [...]
New Orleans There is some low-grade whining about some of the amendments that were added to the Dodd-Frank legislation last year which was intended to hold financial institutions more accountable. Congressman Barney Frank successfully added an amendment requiring companies to disclose payments to foreign governments around oil and natural gas extraction. Other companies are required [...]