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The just-released Panama Papers—filled with titillating details involving the shady dealings of world leaders and violent traffickers of drugs and slaves—should give a strong boost to U.S. and global campaigns to crack down on these global secrecy jurisdictions and practices.
Starting with an anonymous leak to the German newspaper Suddeutche Zietung and shared with a consortium of journalists, the Panama Papers initially identify 140 politicians and public officials using off-shore schemes.
Leaders named with offshore wealth include current and former members of China’s politburo, three members of the UK House of Lords, and the presidents of Iceland and Ukraine, and …read more
Source: Institute for Policy Studies