Corruption

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Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Charged In Secret Petrobras Case, Report Says

Brazil’s prosecutor general has charged the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with participating in a scheme to buy the silence of a former executive at state-run oil company Petrobras, newspaper Estado de S.Paulo has reported. Lula’s name was included in the case against Senator Delcidio do Amaral, who in December was charged with … Continue reading

Brazil’s Impeachment Saga: Assessing A Potential Temer Administration

By Darli Magioni With the Brazil’s Senate likely to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial, South America’s biggest economy may well see its political leadership shift into the hands of current vice president Michel Temer. What, thus, is to be expected from a potential Temer Administration? A vote in the Senate that could force embattled … Continue reading

The “Empire Of Chaos” Strikes Back Against Brazil, Russia, And China

By Pepe Escobar Soon after the impeachment motion against President Dilma Rousseff was approved in the Brazilian Congress by what I chose to call Hybrid War hyenas, President-in-Waiting Michel “Brutus” Temer, one of the coup’s articulators, dispatched a senator to Washington as special paperboy to deliver the news on the coup in progress. The senator in question … Continue reading

China’s Xi Assumes New Military Title, Aims To Reign Supreme – Analysis

By Xin Lin, RFA Chinese President Xi Jinping has awarded himself a new military title this week—commander-in-chief of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Joint Battle Command—sparking concerns that he is well on the way to a strongman style of leadership unseen in China since the death of supreme leader Deng Xiaoping. Chinese state media showed … Continue reading

Pepe Escobar: Why The Coup In Brazil Should Fail

By Pepe Escobar As a metaphor of the advanced state of putrefaction plaguing the entire political system of one of the Global South’s leading nations, nothing comes close to what is about to take place in Brazil. The notoriously corrupt leader of the lower House in the Brazilian Parliament, Eduardo Cunha — holder of 11 illegal Swiss accounts, listed in the … Continue reading

Why The Panama Papers Are So Important For Africa

By Anzetse Were Last week a huge leak of confidential documents detailed how the wealthy and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, were passed to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, which then shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. One of the … Continue reading

The War On Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, And The Push To Go Cashless

By Ellen Brown Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash and the imminent threat of massive bail-ins of depositor funds. The bombshell publication of the “Panama Papers,” leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell … Continue reading

How A U.S. President And JP Morgan Made Panama: And Turned It Into A Tax Haven

In 1903 the US bullied Colombia into giving up the province that became Panama. The plan was to create a nation to serve the interests of Wall Street This goes back a long way. The Panamanian state was originally created to function on behalf of the rich and self-seeking of this world – or rather … Continue reading

Rousseff’s Impeachment Alone Won’t Fix Brazil’s Economic Woes

By Yesenia Lugo The biggest party in the governing coalition abandoned President Dilma Rousseff last week, increasing the likelihood that the leader of Latin America’s biggest country will be impeached and opening up the country to uncertainty. The $3 billion dollar scandal that’s engulfed Brazil has its origin in a cluster of construction companies and politicians colluding … Continue reading

Hybrid War, From Palmyra To Panama

By Pepe Escobar The Panama Papers, stripped to the bone, may reveal themselves, as I have argued, essentially as an infowar operation initiated by the NSA – which would conveniently target mostly Global South “enemies” (as in the BRICS nations) and selected, disposable, Western pawns. In its current stage, the Panama Papers have morphed into a weaponized … Continue reading

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