Riggs Bank (now part of PNC Financial Services)

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PNC Financial Services completed its acquisition of Riggs National Corp. in May 2005.

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1 January 2005

A Touch of Crude

Author: Peter Maass, in Mother Jones

[the link connects to partial story on Mother Jones website; for complete version, enter the following access code in box at bottom of that page: MJCH5A] American bankers handled his loot. Oil companies play by his rules...How the pursuit of oil is...

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1 January 2005

Mother Jones report: Billions in Equatorial Guinea's oil revenues from US firms vanish through Riggs Bank [enter code MJCH5A for full story]

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14 December 2004

[DOC] Company websites: companies referred to in “The Ten Worst Corporations of 2004”, Multinational Monitor, Dec. 2004

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1 December 2004

The Ten Worst Corporations of 2004

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1 December 2004

The Ten Worst Corporations of 2004

Author: Russell Mokhiber & Robert Weissman, Multinational Monitor

[10 worst list: Abbott Laboratories, AIG, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, GlaxoSmithKline, Hardee's (part of CKE Restaurants), Merck, McWane, Riggs Bank, Wal-Mart] [Accused of anti-AIDS drug price hikes,] Abbott said the price spike was justified...[In...

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9 October 2004

The oil grab [São Tomé & Principe]

Author: John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

São Tomé...is now a test case for oil companies and the world: will it be plundered and overwhelmed by the changes about to happen? Or could it...become the only...country ever to have found oil in large quantities, shared the benefits equitably and...

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7 September 2004

U.S. Oil Firms Entwined in Equatorial Guinea Deals

Author: Justin Bloom, Washington Post

The [oil] companies paid for scholarships for children of [Equatorial Guinea]'s leaders, formed business ventures with government officials, hired companies linked to [President] Obiang and rented property from government officials and their relatives...

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5 September 2004

Dollars for Guinea: how palms were greased by oil

Author: Paul Lashmar, Rebecca John, Independent [UK]

The report [US Senate Sub Committee for Investigations report into Riggs Bank] has created critical publicity for the major US oil companies which operate in the West African state [Equatorial Guinea] - including Marathon Oil, Amerada Hess and...

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5 August 2004
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Author: Claudia Riquelme, Europa Press

[Chile] La medida fue adoptada en una agitada sesión parlamentaria en la que los diputados trataron el caso de las cuentas secretas que el ex gobernante de facto mantenía en el Banco Riggs de Estados Unidos (EEUU) y que fueron reveladas por el Senado...

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25 July 2004
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Author: Subcomité Permanente de Investigaciones del Senado de los Estados Unidos [traducción de Roberto Castillo Sandoval, en Argenpress]

La investigación del subcomité ha determinado que Riggs Bank actuó por largo tiempo como banquero personal del Sr. Pinochet y que deliberadamente le ayudó en la tarea de ocultar y trasladar sus fondos cuando él estaba sujeto a investigación y bajo...

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