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Entries in Corruption (50)

Sunday
Apr062014

Another Day, Another Political Scandal In Spain’s ‘Mafia State’

By Don Quijones: Political corruption has already become synonymous with political leadership in Spain. But now there’s a spectacle of political hubris and impunity so farcical and obscene that it leaves no doubt in one’s mind: Spain is run by a mafia state!

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Monday
Mar242014

Which Country Is Europe’s Biggest Narco State?

By Don Quijones: Revelations of a dirty, big business in Europe, and of the role banks play to make it possible. In fact, during the financial crisis, European banks “were as good as saved by the global drug trade.”

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Monday
Mar172014

Banker Farce: Spanish Bank CEO Launches Moral Crusade Against Political Corruption

By Don Quijones: “We have to fight corruption in order to build a new model of more sustainable and fairer growth,” pontificated the CEO of BBVA, a Spanish TBTF bank.

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Sunday
Mar092014

Christine Lagarde, The Most Powerful “Yes-Woman”

By Don Quijones: Christine Lagarde, former economy minister of France, now Managing Director of the IMF, by pledging her undivided allegiance to the dark interests of those she serves, has inflicted untold devastation on families and communities across the globe even as she’s tangled up in a sordid corruption affair in France.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Aid for the Ukraine “Will Be Stolen” – Former Ukrainian Minister of Economy

The US offered the Ukraine $1 billion in aid, the EU €11 billion. The IMF is working on its aid package. All to shift losses from lenders, bondholders, hedge funds... to taxpayers. But it won’t rescue the economy. Because it's a cesspool of corruption and plundering oligarchs.

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Sunday
Feb092014

Spain Exports Its Construction Model, With Predictably Dire Consequences

By Don Quijones: When a consortium, led by the Spanish company Sacyr, bid to expand the Panama Canal for $2 billion under budget, it was an offer Panama couldn’t refuse. What the government didn’t know at the time was how Spanish construction firms operate.

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Monday
Jan272014

Black Money In France “At The Center Of Life For Politicians”

By Hilary Barnes, Euro Politico Twitting: Someone in the French government deleted 3,300 French names from a purloined list of accounts at HSBC Switzerland. Their revelation would have left the despised French "political class" red-faced and in deep trouble.

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Sunday
Jan192014

Already Toast? Mexico’s Energy Reform Buzz vs. Oil Theft, Corruption, And Organized Crime

Executive Report with Southern Pulse: A pipeline explosion in Tezoyuca, Mexico, injured seven and forced the evacuation of 800 families. It was caused by a tap to steal liquefied petroleum gas. Mayor Arturo Ahumada Cruz affirmed that the pipeline is perpetually tapped.

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Sunday
Jan122014

Financial Tiki-Taka: Ugly Side of the 'Beautiful Game' in Spain

By Don Quijones: On the surface and on the pitch, Spanish football has never been better. The national team of once-perpetual underachievers has won two European Championships and one World Cup in the last six years, a feat unmatched by any other European nation.

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Monday
Dec302013

LEAKED Confession: Cesspool Of Greek-German Corruption

Apparently, it has been impossible to sell Greece any weapons at all, not even a water pistol, without bribing officials at the Defense Ministry. But it takes two to tango. And in holier-than-thou Germany, the defense industry has been all too eager to dance with Greece.

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Sunday
Dec292013

Make No Mistake About It: The Storm Has Hit in Turkey

Executive Report with Southern Pulse. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, his party (the AKP), and the business elite attached to them have become targets of a focused corruption scandal that he may not survive. It should shake investor confidence to its core.

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Sunday
Dec222013

Epic Duel In Spain Between The Politically Connected CEO Of A Collapsed Bank And A Judge

By Don Quijones: In most places these days, it’s probably easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle than it is to pass a corrupt CEO of a failed bank through a wide-open prison gate. But a judge in Spain tried – and it's costing him dearly.

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Thursday
Nov282013

The Rajoy Horror Picture Show Lumbers On

By Don Quijones: Two years ago, Mariano Rajoy rode a wave of public anger to victory in Spain’s general election. The man who could never win anything was suddenly gifted the closest any politician can hope to get to absolute power in an ostensibly democratic society. 

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Thursday
Nov212013

Gagging Doubt: French Crackdown On French And American Bloggers Who Question Megabank Balance Sheets

France’s Financial Markets Authority slapped fines on two bloggers, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Chevallier and American Mike “Mish” Shedlock, “for having spread inexact information about the level of indebtedness” of megabank Société Générale. Instead of going after banks, bank regulators are going after bloggers! It's more convenient.

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Wednesday
Nov202013

Secretive Trade Agreement TPP, First Obamacare Casualty

By Chriss Street: Away from the cameras and the media scrum, the first political casualty of the President’s disastrous launch of Obamacare is a bipartisan Congressional revolt against crony capitalists’ effort to pass the clandestine Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty.

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Monday
Nov112013

Coming Soon: Corporate Tools To Hollow Out National Sovereignty

Now “trade agreements” are negotiated behind sealed doors, without public oversight, beyond the reach of Congress. The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is secret, but some sections were leaked. It deals with trade only on the margins. Corporate interests dominate. It mocks democracy, establishes kangaroo courts, and taxpayers are on the hook.

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Saturday
Nov092013

What You Need to Know about the Latest Oil Trading Scandal

Dan Dicker, Oil & Energy Insider: Manipulations and fraud in the capital and commodity markets: Now four traders from my old home, the NYMEX, are suing BP, Shell, Statoil, and Vitol Group for collusion and manipulating Brent oil trades to fix reported prices.

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Saturday
Oct262013

Portrait of a Kleptocrat

By Don Quijones: Whatever you might read in the news these days, it’s not all doom and gloom in Spain. For a certain segment of the population, albeit quite a small one, life has never been better. They include Rodrigo Rato, the man who many blame for the biggest bankruptcy in Spanish history.

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Thursday
Oct032013

Rajoy Horror Picture Show Hits the Road

By Don Quijones: The Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy, steeped in a huge corruption scandal, took his unique brand of leadership onto the international stage, including the UN – with the most interesting results. While he was at it, he gave an interview on Bloomberg that quickly spiraled into such a disaster that he begged Bloomberg not to publish it. Oh my

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Saturday
Sep212013

Fear, Loathing, and Collective Amnesia in Crisis-Ridden Spain

By Don Quijones: If Spain and Catalonia were playing real, rather than figurative, Russian Roulette, the revolver would be loaded with two or three bullets. Now an extra one was slipped into a chamber: prize-winning economist Juan Valerde announced that Madrid may have to “bomb Barcelona” in order to put a halt to the region’s rising separatist aspirations.

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