The British crown dependency has registered over 1,000 private jets while offering liberal tax loopholes for the wealthy.
Read more: Tax Rules for the Super-Rich Make the Isle of Man a Haven for Private Jets
A Cold War military procurement program, preferred private contractors, and escalating drone strikes in Somalia.
Read more: Private U.S. Contractors Part of the ‘Kill Chain’ in East Africa Anti-Terrorist Operations
Broken bones, pools of blood and excrement, and sadistic humiliation: These are the conditions faced by peaceful protesters detained in Belarus this week.
Read more: A Road of Pain and Blood
It was 7:40 a.m. when the chief officer of the MV Duke called Captain Ripusad Prasad in his quarters to say that a boat was following them.
An undated photo of West African pirates. (Credit: U.S. Naval Institute CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Read more: Corruption and Poverty Made West Africa Hot Spot for Piracy
Central Bank Governor Riad Salame has touted investment in Lebanon while sending his own money to Europe.
Read more: Lebanon’s Offshore Governor
At least $137 million of public funds was stolen from one of the world’s least developed countries through corrupt arms deals.
Read more: How a Notorious Arms Dealer Hijacked Niger’s Budget and Bought Weapons From Russia
A Chinese gang is using guns, threats, and fear to corner the market for transporting Chinese-made goods in Europe.
Read more: Murder, Drugs and Extortion in Tuscany’s Chinese Underworld
Late last year, the southern African nation of Namibia was rocked by the “Fishrot” scandal, in which officials stood accused of arranging for lucrative fishing rights to be granted to the Icelandic fishing giant Samherji.
Read more: The Spoils of Fishrot: Tracking the Property Holdings of Key Figures In Namibia’s Biggest Bribery...
As Argentina has been renegotiating its US$65 billion debt with foreign creditors, it is also grappling with the fact that up to six times that amount is believed to be held by its citizens and companies offshore.
Read more: Argentina Confronts its Multi-Billion Dollar Offshore Wealth Problem
For years the ICDO, a decades-old international organization based in Switzerland, functioned essentially as a front for the Russian government. The organization’s lack of transparency and dependence on Moscow also gave officials an opportunity to pad their pockets.
Read more: Hundreds of Millions Flow From Russian Ministry Into An Obscure Geneva Organization — And...