[Marxism] Anti-imperialist leaders caught with their pants down

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Apr 3 19:15:34 MDT 2016

A colossal leak of 11 million secret offshore banking documents from one 
of the world's most secretive law firms has revealed how world leaders 
including Russian President Vladimir Putin has avoided paying billions 
in taxes. A money trail shows how a secret network of shady business 
deals worth up to £2bn links Russia's Bank Rossiya, Putin's childhood 
friend who has made hundreds of millions and Putin's daughter, Maria.

The data leak revealed information stored by secretive Panamanian law 
firm Mossack Fonseca that was obtained by German newspaper Suddeutsche 
Zeitung and passed to the International Consortium of Investigative 
Journalists (ICIJ). They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients 
launder money, dodge international sanctions and evade taxes.

Along with the Russian President, other world leaders including 72 
current or former heads of state, have seen their documents exposed, 
some including despots accused of rifling funds from their nations. 
Dictators such Egypt's ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, Libya's 
former leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syria's embattled president Bashar 


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