Citing the Panama Papers, Elizabeth Warren proposes sweeping anti-financial-secrecy rules

The whistleblowers who brought us The Paradise Papers and The Panama Papers risked their freedom and even their lives (Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated for reporting on the stories). Years later, financial secrecy havens are still on the rise, and it's easy to think that all that blood and treasure thrown at ending money laundering and corruption was wasted.

Mining the Panama Papers and other leaks to reveal the hidden looting of West Africa by its corrupt elite

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists teamed up with the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism (Cenozo) to delve deep into 27.5 million files from the Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers to investigate how the super-rich in 15 West African countries have looted their countries' wealth and then smuggled it offshore through a network of tax-havens, even as their countries starve.

The Pandora Papers…. as a Wes Anderson film

The Pandora Papers leak is absolutely massive. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington DC obtained almost 12 million documents— more than the Panama Papers and the Offshore leaks and nearly as many as the Paradise Papers. The group says the documents "reveal the inner workings of a shadow economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else." — Read the rest