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TRACE-participant Paula Vidal from Colombia asks question to Tonje Gormley during the TRACE-program in Oslo. Photo: Eline Helledal TRACE-participant Paula Andrea Vidal has interviewed Tulio Vargas from Internacional de Servicos Publicos about the challenges around tax-systems in the extractive industry sector in Colombia. He is also a TRACE-participant and tells how he wants to use the knowledge from the program in his home country. 
The polar bear disappears from Svalbard when the ice is melting. This picture is from Spitsbergen last summer. Photo: Allan Hopkins/flickr.com Move over, polar bear, we just moved the ice limit in the Barents sea, here comes Norwegian big oil. Maybe.
Edén García is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Christine Amdam In this video portait you will get to know TRACE-participant Edén García from Bolivia. 
Mariel Christina Aguilar Støen talked about elithes in Latin America. Photo: Ingvild Onstad Helle Transparent extractive industries which invest in social programs, are characterized by dealing with less social conflicts and thus tend to become more competitive.
On the occasion of The International Anti-Corruption Day we are hosting a breakfast seminar at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on the 9th of December together with UNDP Norway.
Andres Hernandez is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Andres Hernandez from Colombia.
Lourdes Escalante is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Lourdes Escalante who works in Guatemala. 
Juan José Herrera is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Juan Herrera from Ecuador.
Raul Velasquez and Pablo Rojas from Bolivia are putting up key actors in their country. Photo: Eline Helledal The interest that some key stakeholders use to support mechanisms for transparency are not always proportional to their power. The experience from some Latin American countries can be crucial to understand the relation between interest and power.
We are not far from getting the law on expanded country-by-country reporting in place. Illustration: Roar Hagen The Government only needs to close three loopholes to make the legislation to combat corruption and tax flight work. 

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