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A series of high-profile prosecutions have ended in failure or been overturned by courts, while high-profile leaders model bad behavior publicly. … read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/a-golden-age-for-corruption/546143/

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The Paradise Papers have revealed a lack of opposition parties in Britain’s Crown Dependencies featured in Apple’s decisions on where to hold its offshore cash. The Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey all offer low rates of taxation to entice businesses and wealthy individuals, marketing themselves as “politically stable”. In Jersey – where Apple held […]

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The revelations of the Legionaries activities came from the so-called Paradise Papers, in which a consortium of international journalists combed through a trove of leaked information on offshore companies. An investigation by Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, a Mexican anti-graft group, showed the Legionaries of Christ had established a Bermuda-based company called International Volunteer Services. […]

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Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, has announced it has ended its investigations into Handelsbanken, Nordea, SEB and Swedbank, which it had previously opened in the wake of information contained in the Panama Papers. Its investigations into Handelsbanken and Nordea were completed in the spring, however it has now also ended those into SEB and […]

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opinion By Jeff Kanani A former head of the public service, Dr Sally Kosgei, has been mentioned in a new wave of offshore leaked documents, The Paradise Papers. The papers indicate that Dr Kosgei, the Taita-Taveta University chancellor, used a Mauritius-based company to buy apartment buildings worth more than Sh100 million in central London. Last […]

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In Vanuatu, a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, a popular tourist attraction is something called land diving. Villagers on the lush outer island of Pentecost jump headfirst from a tall wooden tower with tree vines tied to their ankles to break their fall. For the divers, the rite of passage is a plunge into […]

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This article first appeared on Verdict. Just last week, a group of investigative journalists unveiled a new source of records known as the Paradise Papers. Following on the heels of the Panama Papers, this stash of records sent from an anonymous source gives us a closer look at how wealthy individuals and multinational corporations hide […]

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“A term my friend came up with — we are political orphans. We have no leader, no direction, no ambition because of that,” says Alexander Hili, a student of European Studies. Hili fluctuates between strong motivation and growing frustration. He has joined numerous protests for the rule of law in Malta, but as another leak on […]

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EU tax commissioner Moscovici cannot succeed without “sincere cooperation” from member states (Photo: European Commission) The Paradise Papers “don’t add much” to the knowledge on tax evasion, tax avoidance, and money laundering, Petr Jezek, one of the co-rapporteurs of the so-called ‘Pana committee’ told EUobserver. Jezek, from the liberal Alde group, noted that while “the […]

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The initiative wants to prevent child labour, be it in a factory in Asia, a cacao plantation in Africa or collecting coffee in South America (Keystone/EPA/John Jairo Bonilla) The “Paradise Papers”, which have shed light on the offshore dealings of some of the world’s richest people and biggest companies, are increasing conversations around a people’s […]

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Revelations from the Paradise Papers affair, stemming from the leak of confidential documents from law firm Appleby, are raising controversy about the extent of potentially questionable dealings in offshore financial centres. They follow last April’s Panama Papers, which uncovered what looked like massive tax evasion and money laundering. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

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Guardian 15 November: page 4, Squeezed NHS must close dozens of services; page 5, Armed forces no longer fit for purpose, former top brass warn; page 8, Poorest squeezed as food price inflation hits four-year high; page 10, Police poised to ignore minor crimes, MPs told; page 16, Eating disorder patients waiting months for care. Five articles in […]

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