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Pandora Papers – revelations of the rich

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has released its latest leak of millions of documents revealing offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 35 world leaders and 300 public officials.

Following on from the Panama Papers leak of 2016, the Pandora Papers spotlight how deeply secretive finance has infiltrated global politics – and offer insights into why governments and global organizations have made little headway in ending offshore financial abuses.

The biggest ever leak of offshore data reveals the secret deals and hidden assets of some of the world’s richest and most powerful people. They expose the secret offshore affairs of 35 world leaders – including current and former presidents, prime ministers and heads of state, more than 300 other public officials such as government ministers, judges, mayors and military generals in more than 90 countries, and more than 100 billionaires, celebrities, rock stars and business leaders.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson laughed off the revelations when asked about them and the UK has no plan to investigate the claims despite hundreds of millions of pounds flowing through the UK and questionable donations to Johnson’s Conservative party.

The International Consortium of Journalists was formed in 1997 to facilitate investigation of issues that crossed national borders. The Pandora Papers involved more than 600 journalists from 150 media outlets in 117 countries, including BBC Panorama, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit and the Washington Post.

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