FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

From green Morocco to the green generation

There are subjects which seem to be unique on the agenda of the government body. The new rural development strategy is of this type. Well Named. Aziz Akhannouch's presentation to the government council on February 27, 2020 demonstrates this. This vision of the near future aspires, he says, to allow 350,000 applicants and 400,000 families to access a usufruct through the mobilization of a million hectares. Nearly 450,000 others will gain employment in the agricultural and semi-agricultural service. Most of them are young entrepreneurs who are called upon to build a middle class perfectly integrated into the realities of the rural world. A great social and economic advance. A sociological revolution. The main thing to remember is that we have moved from the Maroc Vert plan to the "green generation".

From green Morocco to the green generation

An ambitious but achievable passage. This plan has already led to a substantial improvement in Moroccan GDP and agricultural exports. All hopes are based on this new approach, with particular emphasis on the primacy of young people in their living conditions and social status. The only point that lends restraint concerns the implementation by the administrators in charge of this sector, in its multiple dimensions and even identities. Don't we say that there is a touch of rurality in every Moroccan?

Often the douars of another age are crushed by rampant poor urbanization; itself insufficiently served in terms of minimal equipment. There is a contemporaneity there that defies common sense. Whether you are in one or the other of these two living spaces, city-country, the search for the best can only be achieved with total human involvement. This rather banal assertion constitutes the very basis of the Green Morocco plan, as much as of the “green generation”. Slowly but surely, the Morocco label seems to have broken with the ambient gloom in rural areas. Value today, "the harvest" will be good tomorrow.

Nature teaches us that without water, no life possible on earth. However, this precious material is currently the subject of all dilapidation, through the fault of those who need it most: farmers. An inadmissible paradox, in the sense that it measures the great disparity between town and country. A sense of convenience in cities where all you need to do is turn on the tap to get plenty of clean water; this, of course, after the painful water bill has passed. We can therefore understand the interest of water management as well as that of forests and the abuses it endures. Previously, Thursday, February 13, Aziz Akhannouch drew an eminently expressive picture on the situation of the sectors for which he is responsible; farming, fishing and water. He made a commitment before HM the King to act within the framework of this new agricultural development plan, on behalf of "Generation Green".

The rationalization of water consumption is at the forefront. Desalination of seawater is also on the agenda. The equipment essential to its operation could be a generator of jobs and a source of income, particularly for young people. Basically and in detail, a promising opening on a future where all developments are possible.