Category Archives: Isn’t That Illegal?

Venezuela: 11 drugstores raided in anti-hoarding operation

Video of a federal sting operation in Venezuela against some rather unusual, yet typical contraband dealers in the region. They’re not dealing in cocaine, marijuana, or other illegal drugs, but rather in basic necessities sold in pharmacies. They’re mafias of … Continue reading

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Dear Abby: WTF?

I went to protest rape culture, and all I got was this crappy t-shirt. Advice columnists have a lot of power to shape our opinions. Or misshape them, as the case may be. Case in point: a recent Dear Abby … Continue reading

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Glass houses, Padre.

Well, well. What have we here? A Venezuelan priest — and member of the right-wing opposition — receiving a cheque via Wells Fargo, from Canada of all places? Yup. And he was exposed by someone on the same political side … Continue reading

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This does not bode well.

If you’re hoping that the myriads of corruptos named in the Panama Papers will be brought to justice, Switzerland has some bad news for you: Switzerland has sentenced a former bank IT employee referred to as the “Edward Snowden of … Continue reading

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Pssst. Wanna hide a pile of cash?

You don’t have to go to Panama to do that. You can do it right in the US of A! And this is no joke. McClatchy News Service has an ongoing series on the Panama Papers, and one of the … Continue reading

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Ecuador: Panama Papers also reveal right-wing media bias

Gee, what were the odds? It’s not just Venezuela where the “investigative journalists” are only investigating persons with ties to a progressive, socialist government. The same is also happening in Ecuador, and the bias hasn’t escaped the bright green eyes … Continue reading

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Why the Panama Papers matter: a victim’s-eye view

War crimes, child sex slavery, the destruction of public services around the world…these are just a few of the horrors enabled by tax evasion, fraud, and offshore shell corporations. Is paying less in taxes really worth this to YOU?

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Argentina: Macri implicated in Panama Papers scandal

Well, well. What have we here? Why yes, that IS the name of the current president of Argentina, along with a couple of family members (father Franco and brother Mariano), on the receipt for a shell corporation in the Bahamas. … Continue reading

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When rape culture calls itself Justice, and the papers defend it as such

Many years ago, when I was a j-school student, I got interviewed by the Globe and Mail, for an internship I didn’t get. At the time, it was cause for some chagrin: a plum big-city reporting job, missed! What made … Continue reading

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Haitian activist murdered in Venezuela

Fritz Saint Louis was a bright hope for his people in a bad time. And like so many bright hopes in Latin America and the Caribbean, he met with a violent and premature end: On Saturday night, masked men entered … Continue reading

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