My Mazamet

Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho

This is how the mafia operates: Caio Druso

A Portuguese version of this post will follow shortly. Imagine the hilarity of receiving not one but an inbox filling succession of “extrajudicial” letters as attempts to — not only … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · 36 Comments

Let’s just say they wish today was over: Penelope Fillon & Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen: élue au Parlement européen, et est accusée d’avoir rémunéré avec des fonds européens comme assistante parlementaire Catherine Griset, alors que celle-ci travaillait essentiellement pour le FN. Cette dernière … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 13 Comments

The brain adapts to dishonesty : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Research

“Dishonesty is an integral part of our social world, influencing domains ranging from finance and politics to personal relationships. Anecdotally, digressions from a moral code are often described as a … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 28 Comments

How the Kleptocrats’ $12 Trillion Heist Helps Keep Most of the World Impoverished – The Daily Beast

An investigative economist has crunched 45 years of official statistics to discover just how much kleptocrats have plundered from 150 mostly poor nations. Full text: How the Kleptocrats’ $12 Trillion … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · 9 Comments

Corruption-fest 2016

The Noos case began today. Despite a plethora of pre-trial motions the charges against Princess Cristina were not dismissed. Also in Spain, the Taula case is taking shape. It involves 30 … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 10 Comments

The Shark Tank; A Sigh of Relief

I’ve been reading the Spanish newspapers during the past days and feeling an enormous amount of relief- in regards to being where I am now. I feel safe in a way … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 13 Comments