Feb 24, 2020

What happens when foreign aid is stolen

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Sharp increases in the number of coronavirus cases worldwide wreak havoc on markets. New U.S. immigration rules take effect today. An economics professor estimates that between 5% and 8% of international aid is diverted to offshore accounts.

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