Meryl Streep praises Panama Papers journalists

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Meryl Streep paid tribute on Sunday, September 1 in Venice to the work done by the 300 journalists who revealed to the world the scandal of the Panama Papers.  the theme of “The Laundromat” black comedy of Steven Soderbergh that was presented to compete for the Golden Lion award.

"The reason why Panama's papers came to light is that there were journalists who worked for it and some have died," said  the triple Oscar winner at a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival and specifically mentioned Daphne Caruana Galizia, who died in a car bomb attack in front of her home in Malta.

"It's a comedy, yes," she said in reference to the comedy-drama tone chosen by the director, "but a joke that all of us have exhausted," she added. "This is a fun movie but also very important."

Streep was accompanied by Soderbergh and Gary Oldman, who in fiction plays one of Mossack Fonseca's partners, the law firm that starred in the scandal. Antonio Banderas, who plays the second partner, was not in Venice.

The film that competes for the Golden Lion reconstructs the real events behind the unveiling in 2016 of 11.5 million documents detailing the financial circuits that followed by major fortunes of the world to avoid paying taxes.

But it also introduces fictional characters and details: Streep is an already retired woman who suffers an accident on her vacation that leads her to discover a false insurance policy, which turns out to be the end of a thread of a capital scandal.



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George Klk

Panama | China Huawei in Panama A Central International Hub China is now the third largest user of Panama commercial waterway. China recently attempted to include a $50 million restaurant with a Fourth Bridge proposal. Panama lack of medicine has reach a crises with a new emergency law in place to address the issue. Panama has reevaluated the Fourth Bridge proposal and found money available for farmers. So what happened and who is left scratching their heads and fidgeting at this moment? Why was this happening at Panama tax payers expense? Was China using Panama tax treasury to gain concessions before there was any concessions? Why was Panama political leaders allowing China to control the Panama tax dollars...indirectly? Does certain National Assembly deputy elitists with new found power interest lie in Communism? What is communism? Distribution of wealth...the $5 million Christmas ham festivities and... Panama contribution for a communist approach with a $50 million restaurant? China $50 million restaurant to monitor Panama N.A. deputy elites with monetary ambitions? China raises many unending questions as much as Panama to China for uncompromising loyalty. The point is...Why, why a constant need for Chinese restaurants? Subjective programming. Keep asking and the world will just lavish it because China expects it!!! China meetings with Panama and... "hey, where's my China restaurants" and... "hey, where's my $50 million China restaurant " and... "hey, where's my $100 million China restaurant", etc. Panama National Assembly says...No!??? Bad business practice...Never, under any circumstances make China mad! Panama may not get their China Christmas hams all $5 million worth. By the way, at one of the biggest factories producing smart devices, employees get to eat... rice and chicken feet. Good for Panama...getting there.

4 months ago
George Klk

Panama | The Central World of Chaos Proven For the Unfortunate Countries! A documentary film on the plight of Uganda lack of medicine indirectly effected by the Panama Papers. Panama now lacks medicine as an indirect relationship with China through an espionage strategy. Panama has been likely the cause of many wars and now stands idle with the takeover of Venezuela by China. Panama farmers cannot sell their milk and corn. Panama suffered a shortage of 10's of millions of pounds of onions. Panama has to smuggle tomatoes from Costa Rica. Panama has to rely on the generosity of an added $100 monthly income from presidents. Panama presidents clear their conscious with some generous money while negotiating $billion in contracts benefitting China with $50 million Chinese restaurants at Panama citizens expense. Panama National Assembly now generous with $5 million ham festivities. N.A. deputies provide payouts of $1000's to unknown recipients in their plenary absence. China meanwhile continues its strategic influence peddling, their prize...the Panama Expansion Canal. China may just be able to pull off the biggest caper!!! Panama would pay for the China nuclear tipped missiles aimed at the United States paid for by the Panamanians through the mutual China / National Assembly contract defense project! Chinese restaurant...($50 million espionage headquarters also a...military command center?) China will simply stop at nothing while Panama simply starves just like.... Venezuela and North Korea with expanding education centers jail sentence of at least 5 years on good behavior (mental programming) by the hundreds of thousands. Facts were provided and predictions based on the facts are now centered squarely on Panama. What will the U.S. / U.K. / Spain other nations do to thwart the communist takeover of Panama as many examples can be easily enumerated!!!

4 months ago
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