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