Pandora Papers: 4 takeaways from massive leak of world leaders’ finances

A massive leak revealing the secret assets of some of the world’s most powerful figures is adding new pressure on global leaders to crack down on shadowy finances.

The so-called Pandora Papers consist of millions of leaked financial documents that were reviewed and analyzed for two years by more than a hundred news outlets, including The Washington Post and the BBC, that are part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The trove illustrates the secretive practices that world leaders and wealthy individuals have employed to keep their assets hidden in dozens of countries, including the United States.