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March 23, 2012

By EJ Fagan

EJ Fagan was New Media Coordinator for the FTC from 2011-2013. He is now Deputy Communications Director for Global Financial Integrity. You can follow him on Twitter @ejfagan.

Tax Evasion Possibly Biggest Drain of Money From Africa
Voice of America, March 22, 2012

Chinese interest in Golden State vineyards
Wines-Info, March 23, 2012

Remarks at the Transparency International-USA’s Annual Integrity Award Dinner
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, March 22, 2012

Clinton Defends FCPA, As US Chamber Lobbys For Changes To Law
The Wall Street Journal (blog), March 23, 2012

Aveos’s ownership is a mystery
The Montreal Gazette, March 23, 2012

Obama taps Jim Yong Kim for World Bank
The Associated Press, March 23, 2012

Nigeria: Cash-Less Policy – ‘Enforce Adequate Laws On Dud Cheques’
This Day (Nigeria), March 23, 2012

A Brazilian Corruption Story Finally Stirs Outrage
Bloomberg, March 23, 2012

The world’s biggest tax havens – the US and the UK?
Public Service Europe, March 22, 2012

A Blatant Example Of How Corruption Is Destroying The Indian Economy
Business Insider, March 23, 2012

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