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The Torch – 11.26.17

What are the Paradise Papers? The document dump that shocked the world again with the vast network of tax havens and money laundering organizations that link the .1% in the biggest tax dodge in world history. Sports, figures, artists, banks and hedge funds have parked assets and intellectual property off-shore stiffing schools, infrastructure and public utilities which depend on our …

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Expat Files – 02.03.17

#1- Making a vehicle purchase at a car lot. You will probably need a car sooner or later. Generally a new car is not recommended in Latin America. Unless you don’t mind repeated dings and scratches, provided you are not finicky, and as long as your new vehicle is a common, non-luxury model and doesn’t stand out from the others on the road….

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Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine For Interest Rate Rigging – Pratap Chatterjee

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out a record $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, just months after six other banks paid out $4.3 billion on similar charges. Activists say that the banks should have faced criminal charges. “The question remains: does the punishment fit the crime?” writes Angela McClellan of …