Financial Transaction Taxes and the Global South

Click here for a printer-friendly version of this fact sheet: Financial Transactions Taxes and the Global South. Spanish version: Impuestos a las Transacciones Financieras y el Sur Global. 1. What is a financial transactions tax (FTT)? A very small tax on each trade...

Financial Crisis Hits Overseas Workers

When the clock strikes noon, mothers waiting for their children at Camp Crame Elementary School turn their necks and shift their feet, standing patiently in a courtyard shielded by a high tin roof from an extraordinarily bright sky. Within seconds, kids dart out of...

A Tale of Two Samoas

The two Samoas are divided by politics, economics, and a stretch of Pacific Ocean. Samoa, once known as Western Samoa, became the region’s first independent country when it separated from New Zealand in 1962. American Samoa, on the other hand, remains an...

Remittances: For Love and Money

Yania Marcelino was a six-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic when her mother left their family to find work in another country. She went first to Puerto Rico, then later to New York City to work as a seamstress. There she began sending money back to Marcelino and...