Jubilee USA Network

Jubilee USA
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA builds an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. www.jubileeusa.org

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
IMF Warns Climate Impacts on Poor Countries Can Affect Growth and Stability
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its biannual report on the state of the global economy, predicting that economic growth for several wealthy countries will continue. "‎The IMF is warning that poor countries don't have the resources to protect against climate-related changes," noted...
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Trump Calls for Puerto Rico's Debt to be "Wiped Out"
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out. "They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we're going to have to wipe that out. You're going to say goodbye to that, I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs, but whoever it is you...
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As President Trump Visits Islands
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and...
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Religious Development Group Releases Statement on President Trump Puerto Rico Visit
President Trump is scheduled to make a visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 3rd , to review disaster relief efforts. Trump may visit the US Virgin Islands which is also undergoing hurricane recovery efforts.‎ Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Executive Director, releases the following statement: "...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hurricanes Hit Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Amidst Deep Debt Crises
Jubilee USA's Executive Director Eric LeCompte releases the below statement on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands debt crises after the hurricanes. LeCompte worked on Puerto Rico emergency debt crisis legislation, testified to Congress and Puerto Rico's oversight board on the debt crisis and...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Caribbean Bishops and Development Groups Urge Debt Relief for Irma-Struck Islands
On behalf of Caribbean Catholic Bishops, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire called for islands dealing with Hurricane Irma to receive debt relief. As president of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Malzaire joins US, European and Caribbean development groups that are calling for debt payments to be delayed...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Jubilee USA: Antigua and Barbuda and Islands Dealing with Irma Should Stop Debt Payments
As Hurricane Irma heads to the US coast, a religious development group is calling for debt payments to be suspended until Antigua and Barbuda and other severely impacted Caribbean nations recover from the storm. Jubilee USA is also calling for grants, as opposed to loans, to be made available for...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
New NAFTA Negotiations Begin
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA, releases the following statement: “Trade is a critical component of easing poverty and promoting development.‎ New NAFTA negotiations must ensure that protections are in place for vulnerable communities. "Access to...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Bipartisan Senate ‎and House Bills Tackle Abusive Shell Company Practices
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Corporate Transparency Act. The bill requires corporations to register the identities of the owners who benefit from the business. The information is then available for law enforcement to identify those who are responsible for...
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Reduce Puerto Rico Child Poverty
Puerto Rico religious leaders are urging Congress to reduce child poverty on the island by granting equal access to US health care funding and child tax benefits.‎ “We are grateful that Congress moved forward a process to restructure the debt,” noted San Juan's Catholic Archbishop Roberto González...
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