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The Pandora Papers

The Pandora Papers is an investigation into the shadowy offshore financial system that reveals the workings of a secret economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else.

The “papers” consists of more than 11.9 million confidential records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that form the backbone of the investigation. "

More than 600 journalists from 150 news outlets has unearthed offshore dealings of 35 current and former world leaders and more than 300 other current and former public officials and politicians around the world.

Few of the named individuals are:

Emirati Royal Family, King of Jordan, President of Gabon, PM of Lebanon, President of Kenya, Russian Government Inner Circle, Sachin Tendulkar (cricket goat), Shakira, Ringo Starr, Claudia Schiffer, Julio Iglesias and so on…

(Source: Power Players - ICIJ)

And yet…

Nothing has happened.

The immediate response of the officials and politicians across the globe has been to denounce this finding and restrict the journalism so nothing else gets uncovered.

“Immediately after the blockbuster exposé was published, officials around the world responded with crackdowns, fiery denials and denouncements, and personal attacks.”