Corruption

The controversy over the Post Office debt pardon (a conflict of interest at the very least with the presidential family on both sides of the fence) serves to confirm early in the year that corruption will be a leading issue in this election campaign— especially with the shockwaves of the Odebrecht scandal originating in Brazil […]

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Union workers protest corruption outside the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama’s Attorney General’s Office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, accusing the firm of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. […]

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Union workers protest corruption outside the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama’s Attorney General’s Office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, accusing the firm of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. […]

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Lawyer Guillermina McDonald, representing the Ramon Fonseca law firm, speaks to the press as she arrives at the Public Ministry in Panama City on Feb. 10. – Photo: AP/Arnulfo Franco Ten months after international media reported the leak of 11 million documents related to 200,000 offshore companies set up by Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, […]

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Jurgen Mossack (L) and Ramón Fonseca PANAMA CITY, Panama — Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, the founding partners of the law firm at the epicenter of the Panama Papers documents leak scandal, have been arrested by Panamanian authorities on suspicion of money laundering. Panama attorney Edison Teano, another partner at the firm of Mossack and […]

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Union workers protest corruption outside the Public Ministry in Panama City on Feb. 10, 2017. Panama’s attorney general’s office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Mossack Fonseca in connection with a growing corruption scandal involving a Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht. The Panamanian law firm denies any wrongdoing. (Arnulfo Franco/AP) LIMA, Peru — […]

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The fallout from a massive bribery scandal that helped to bring down a Brazilian president is spreading across Latin America, threatening to engulf leaders from Panama to Peru. The workings of a secret “bribery department” at the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht that suborned government officials around the world for years are being exposed by investigators. […]

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PANAMA CITY – One of Panama’s most powerful unions blocked several main streets in the Panamanian capital and other cities on Friday in an anti-corruption protest. Shouting slogans against corrupt business leaders, dozens of members of the Suntracs construction workers’ union barred traffic on busy Panama City roads such as Cinta Costera, Via España, Corredor […]

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KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan said Wednesday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may cut as many ribbons as he wanted, he has to be searched on the Panama Papers issue. He said the Panama Leaks issue will decide the future of Pakistan as the country can’t progress when a corrupt premier and ministers are […]

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Transparency International: Do not pass laws that encourage money laundering Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International and its national chapter in Moldova are calling on lawmakers to withdraw legislation currently before the Moldovan parliament that would grant impunity to corrupt officials, businesses and civil servants for declaring assets, even if the assets were acquired […]

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The cycle of corruption and inequality is churning out a new problem: populism. Transparency International warned that nationalist leaders who succeed in anti-establishment campaigns do little to fight corruption once in office, despite their rhetoric, and, in fact, make it worse. “In countries with populist or autocratic leaders, we often see democracies in decline and […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International and Transparency International Romania welcome the government of Romania’s withdrawal of emergency laws that appeared to weaken the fight against corruption and call for full implementation of the current the anti-corruption legislation. The Romanian government must reconfirm that it will not introduce laws that would grant immunity to […]

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