Panama Papers

07.11.2017

The Paradise Papers are much more revealing than people think

The Paradise Papers are much more revealing than people think

Nobody is surprised anymore by leaks that uncover how the world’s richest people stash their money in tax havens. In 2016 we saw the Panama Papers, and now we have a new leak: the Paradise Papers, naming the Queen of England, US president Donald… »

18.10.2017

A day that European ideals bleed

A day that European ideals bleed

By Aleksandar Novaković for DiEM25. The brutal political murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (53) mother of three, has shaken the European political scene. Caruana Galizia’s work highlighted cases of alleged corruption among Maltese government officials. Known for her direct, no-compromise attitude and uneasy… »

21.07.2016

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history

Gerard Ryle led the international team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. Hear the story behind… »

23.06.2016

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

A visibly moved and verbally grateful Julian Assange, spoke today, live via video conference to an audience in Quito, Ecuador at the headquarters of the International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, during the week-long event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom”. Before starting the content… »

18.05.2016

Pakistan Corruption: not Panama Leaks but Pajama Leaks

Pakistan Corruption:  not Panama Leaks but Pajama Leaks

Corruption, kickbacks, percentages, black money, white money, scandals, commissions, accountability, non-transparency, good governance, bad governance, off-shore companies etc., are routinely used key words in daily newspapers and on TV talk shows. Sometime, it is disgusting. Even vomiting can’t satisfy the soul. Nothing positive that this earth can be proud of. »

09.05.2016

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

Thomas Piketty, Angus Deaton, Jeffrey Sachs and Nora Lustig join call for more tax transparency. by Oxfam UK. More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens and urging them to lift the veil on… »

06.05.2016

Panama Papers: Source calls for prosecutions of lawyers and protection for whistleblowers

Panama Papers: Source calls for prosecutions of lawyers and protection for whistleblowers

The source behind the biggest leak of private information in history, the Panama Papers, has communicated for the first time since the first stories were published in the world’s media.  Claiming to be unconnected to governments or security agencies, the source calls for the lawyers at Mossack Fonseca to be… »

19.04.2016

Panama papers: a haven for financial speculation

Panama papers: a haven for financial speculation

Recently, the amount of money that hidden in tax havens has come to light through the “Panama Papers”.  This money has been invested through “offshore” companies, a reference to the fact that the majority of these places are island countries.  What characterises these companies is that they have no productive… »

17.04.2016

The Panama scandal

The Panama scandal

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System on Occupy London This week we have been rocked by the Tax Avoidance scandal coming out of Panama, after a whistle-blower leaked more than 11 million documents from the law-firm Mossack Fonseca. This firm has spent the last 40… »

13.04.2016

Confessions of a Panama Papers hit man

Confessions of a Panama Papers hit man

By John Perkins* for Common Dreams. The Panama Papers should be no surprise. I was there in the 1970s, when the system they’ve exposed was set in motion. As an Economic Hit Man (an EHM), I helped forge this global economy that is based on legalized crimes. It’s a… »

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