Head Of "Transparency International" In Chile Resigns After "Panama Papers" Revelations

Tyler Durden's picture

Define irony.

While the global media has been almost entirely focused on the "circle of close Putin friends" who have emerged as some of Mossack Fonseca's clients, and moments ago the Panama Papers even had their first official casualty when the Iceland prime minister resigned, far more amusing examples of "shell firm" perpetrators have emerged, if deep under the radar.

As Reuters reports with barely a trace of humor, the president of the Chilean branch of Transparency International resigned on Monday after documents from a Panamanian law firm showed he was linked to at least five offshore companies.

For those who are unfamiliar, Transparency International is a German-based organization that seeks to monitor and root out corporate and political corruption worldwide.


Perhaps he should have used Bill Clinton to get the definition of the word "transparency"?


As much as he would have wanted not to, ultimately he had no choice: "Gonzalo Delaveau presented his resignation as the president of Transparency Chile, which has been accepted by the board of directors," the national body wrote on Twitter.

The reason for his resignation is that Delaveau's name was among the tens of thousands of people (most non-US) that were exposed in the Mossack Fonseca leak. 

While Delaveau is not accused of illegal activity, the leaks called into question his post at Transparency International.

According to CIPER, Delaveau, a lawyer, acts as a representative for Turnbrook Corporation, DK Corporation, Heatlhey International Inc, Turnbrook Mining Ltd and Vizcachitas Ltd, all of which are domiciled in the Bahamas. Delaveau also serves as a director for Turnbrook Mining, which owns 51.6 percent of Los Andes Copper, a Canadian exploration and development company currently focused on a mine project north of Chile's capital, Santiago.

Reuters adds that in response to questions from CIPER, he said he was a director only at Turnbrook Mining and that his relations with the other companies were consistent with his role as a lawyer and legal clerk. He added in an interview with a local radio station that he was "extremely surprised" by the "gray, dark area" of Mossack Fonseca.

We would be too.

Delaveau's resignation came hours after Chile's tax authority announced the beginning of an "intense follow-up" of the Chileans mentioned in the Panama Papers, who range from ex-soccer stars to newspaper magnates.

The disclosures come as Chile deals with political and corporate corruption scandals that have left Chileans angry with the entire professional class and eroded the government's popularity.

Sounds very much like the US.

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DogeCoin's picture

Lol that's hilarious and ironic.

JRobby's picture

That is the guy from the Batman movie that Joker warned the other gangsters about (all grown up and fat now of course)

He will be found in a hotel room with a bullet in the back of the head Thursday.

Cangaroo.TNT's picture

That's just like Billy Barty in Night Patrol when he promised to drive all the prostitutes out of town. 

wee-weed up's picture

That's okay... no doubt he'll be offered a job in Obozo's "most transparent administration in US history."

Son of Loki's picture

I blame it all on the ... Confederate flag!

Heavy's picture

Current monetary theory revovles around a lie about value, this is more like a spin-off of that show.

sgt_doom's picture

Not ironic!

I’ve been commenting for years that Transparency Int’l was created by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and the international banks - - total crapweasel false front-type of outfit --- PERIOD!

This was predictable and to be expected!

BullyBearish's picture

Reminds me of a cop I knew in Honolulu...he always had the best pakalolo

Lost My Shorts's picture

I believe the old saying is, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

I am right now applying for an internship with Transparency International so I, too, can learn how offshore schemes are set up.  D'oh ... should have though of it a long time ago.  Hell, TI should re-incorporate as a private university and charge tuition.

CookiePrince's picture

I wonder why ZH never mentions that Transparency International is funded by none other than George Soros. Controlled criticism?

PPT Inc.'s picture
PPT Inc. (not verified) Apr 5, 2016 11:52 AM

It depends on what "hidden" hides.

StackShinyStuff's picture

I wonder what Sovereign Man has to say about all of this?

Bill of Rights's picture

Let's have a round of nail guns for everyone I'm buying!!

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Well, to quote Gomer Pyle... surprise, surprise, surprise.......

buzzsaw99's picture

Reverend, you've got balls as big as church bells. [/Jerry Caesar, Dragnet]

csmith's picture

Please stop the "Onion" reposts...

Turin Turambar's picture

I wouldn't have resigned if I were him.  What part of "Do as I say, not as I do." do people not understand?  :-O

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

of course he heads such groups..better to control the info, but alas his crimes were outted form a totally unexpected source.

all such NGO 's & foundations, clinton cough cough, are used to control the story. with moles in place..check out environmental groups all headed by moles and henchmen for the elite.  why not ??they sell out cheap.

shovelhead's picture

What's next?

Doctors Without Borders selling blackmarket body parts?

PGR88's picture



Progressive are ALWAYS hypocrites.

N0TaREALmerican's picture
N0TaREALmerican (not verified) PGR88 Apr 5, 2016 12:06 PM

Reminds me of a joke:   What do you call a conservative or libertarisn that's been voting for the Red Team for 30+ years?  

MasterControl's picture

And masters of projection.

Grin Bagel's picture

@PGR88  Speaking of 'ALWAYS', did you take your meds today?

pakled's picture

What I have come to term the "Clarence Thomas" effect. Pervasive.

N0TaREALmerican's picture
N0TaREALmerican (not verified) Apr 5, 2016 12:05 PM

Boy,  you got it hand it to them smart-n-savvy people it's almost like they are just smarter-n-savvier than the average dumbass.  

Glassport's picture

Kinda like here in PA. If you need a fix and want to find the dope man, look for the car with the DARE (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) license plate.

Theonewhoknows's picture
Theonewhoknows (not verified) Apr 5, 2016 12:16 PM

How much I hate to be right... Guys let's add to this revelation some legitimate research power like this http://independenttrader.org/global-structure-of-ownership-result-of-4-y...
Now we will have the true vision of what we are talking about. Also it's sad cos this research has some time under its belt and no one connected the dots...

hedge4Gain's picture

This is why we need a  American government agency sponsored by Snowden.

samsara's picture

PM from Iceland and

"Transparency International is a German-based organization that seeks to monitor and root out corporate and political corruption worldwide."


Do you need any more proof that this was a HIT by Rothschilds et al

on troubling Non-Club members?  

dirty belly's picture

There will be a need for



Colonel Sanders

Guards Hen House!


Don't Look Now,

Watch what the


Is Doing.

The Smell of


Be Alert,

Something Larger Is


Colonel Klink's picture

Frog march him out in the square and shoot him in the back of the head for corruption.  It would go a long way as a warning to other scumbags.

Racer's picture

He was highly qualified as he knew all the tricks of the trade for himself!

conraddobler's picture

Transparency International is to transparency as Obi is to hope and change.


Grandad Grumps's picture

Almost as funny as Saudi Arabia being charged with policing global human rights violations.

Satan's corrupt are ..... well, "corrupt".

Witch-king of Angmar's picture

Congrats. You used "Saudi Arabia" and "human rights" in the same sentence. That's hard to do.

cheech_wizard's picture

I hope someone is tracking his movements from this moment on.

Standard Disclaimer: Some Nazi war criminals avoided capture for decades. (Not pronouncing guilt one way or the other), just saying...



robnume's picture

Listen, kids, anytime a company or government uses the word "transparency" you can bet you bottom dollar that it ain't.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

I like how these so called data dumps release only small pawns in the game. I want to see where Rochefellers, Buffets, Rothchilds of the world hide their money. Somehow "truth seaking journalists" look the other way. I don't give a damn about some small official who doesn't control anything. I want to see the robber barons' hideaways.

Radical Marijuana's picture

To me, it is clearly a

cliche truism about

pyromaniac firefighting

& pedophile child care,

or 'awkward' squared!

What is much more "awkward" would be for enough people to work through sufficiently understanding that when we perceive and define human beings as separate from from each other and their environment, then that means that they must live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, which necessarily match the principles and method of organized crime.

Those people getting somewhat upset about more proof that the political economy systems are ridiculously rigged tend to still want to believe in the bullshit DUALITIES of false fundamental dichotomies and the related impossible ideals. The "Panama Papers" are merely more evidence of the accumulating apparent anomalies, without that leading towards sufficiently profound paradigm shifts in the ways that political problems are perceived.