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    Panama Papers: Nations scramble to contain fallout
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Nations scramble to contain fallout

    (Arnulfo Franco, AP) LONDON — Governments around the world scrambled Tuesday to contain the fallout from the publication of thousands of names of rich and powerful people who conducted offshore financial activity through a Panamanian law firm. China dismissed as “groundless” reports that relatives of current and retired politicians, including...

    Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius
    Apr05

    Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius

    In the spring of 1970, a 71-year-old Vladimir Nabokov gave chase to a rare, orange butterfly on the slopes of Mount Etna, sweating and panting, his lips “white rimmed with thirst and excitement.” Tucking the specimen into the inside pocket of his jacket, he told a New York Times reporter, “It is a feeling I usually get at my writing desk.”...

    Chinese Officials Were Implicated In The Panama Papers, But You Wouldn’t Know It In China
    Apr05

    Chinese Officials Were Implicated In The Panama Papers, But You Wouldn’t Know It In China

    China has taken steps to limit coverage and access to information about the massive leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm that exposed how the world’s rich and powerful have stored and hid their money.Family members of Chinese President Xi Jinping and other powerful current and former Chinese leaders were among those revealed in the...

    Panama Rejects Money-Launder Label Following Documents Leak
    Apr05

    Panama Rejects Money-Launder Label Following Documents Leak

    PANAMA CITY—Panamanians have long shrugged off their country’s checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they’re crooks, they’ve learned from the world’s wealthy nations, they like to joke. That same defensiveness has re-emerged amid the fallout from the leak of 11.5...

    This is much worse than the Panama Papers: How America became a world leader in tax avoidance
    Apr05

    This is much worse than the Panama Papers: How America became a world leader in tax avoidance

    Often when I’m sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on one of L.A.’s many freeways, my mind drifts to wondering if there’s some special autobahn above the horizon line reserved only for elite celebrities, so they don’t have to bother with the day-to-day inconveniences of the masses. That feeling returned when I read about...

    Panama Papers taunt the masses with more proof that game is rigged
    Apr05

    Panama Papers taunt the masses with more proof that game is rigged

    The shills for the people who really run the world have been pulling all-nighters, crafting avowals in the casually arrogant language of the ultra-entitled. Statements are coming from different countries in different tongues, but the message is similar: Come on, folks, move along, back to work, let’s go, show’s over. Dmitry Peskov, a...

    Dutch ‘Nexit’ vote just another force threatening to pull the EU apart: Don Murray
    Apr05

    Dutch ‘Nexit’ vote just another force threatening to pull the EU apart: Don Murray

    At first glance, a referendum in the Netherlands this week has nothing to do with the future of the EU. It’s on whether to ratify a European treaty on closer ties with Ukraine. But that’s just a pretext, Don Murray writes. …read more Source:...

    6 things you need to know about the bombshell Panama Papers leak
    Apr05

    6 things you need to know about the bombshell Panama Papers leak

    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 other media partners dropped the explosive “Panama Papers” leak on Sunday. The trove is described by ICIJ, a global network of investigative journalists, as “11.5 million leaked files to expose the offshore holdings of...

    Behind the Panama Papers: How the Massive Document Leak Came to Be
    Apr05

    Behind the Panama Papers: How the Massive Document Leak Came to Be

    A quiet spring weekend was suddenly shattered on Sunday when news of the “Panama Papers” investigation broke. The massive international project involved approximately 400 journalists across 75 countries, plowing through roughly 11.5 million documents from a secretive Panamanian law firm specializing in creating offshore holding companies. The...

    Inside the Panama Papers: Massive Leak Shows Worldwide Leaders’ Corruption
    Apr05

    Inside the Panama Papers: Massive Leak Shows Worldwide Leaders’ Corruption

    One of the biggest leaks in history exposes how global elites and their relatives hide money in offshore tax havens. “My life is in danger,” read an anonymous message. “No meeting, ever.”“Why are you doing this?” a German newspaper asked.“I want to make these crimes public,” the whistleblower wrote.An enormous cache of documents was just...