Alexandre Ciconello, Policy Advisor at the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (INESC), attented an international meeting in Spain; the two day event entitled "New Horizons in Economic and Social Rights Monitoring", took place on the 22 and 23 of March in the heart of the Spanish capital, Madrid. In this video, made at the event, Alexandre explains the particular challenges facing economic and social rights advocates in the Latin American country.
This week, Oxfam America published an open letter to Congress from a group of 16 community leaders from developing countries around the world, one of these leaders being Inesc's co-director Iara Pietricovsky. The letter asks that the US partner with leaders and activists who are fighting corruption and defending human rights, while risking their lives to change their home countries for the better.
One of the reasons for checking on tax havens is the reality of tax evasion, which generates losses to the society. “Brazil and other developing countries are missing the collection of taxes that could be used to fund policies to promote rights such as education, health and nutrition”, in the words of Lucídio Bicalho, political advisor of INESC.