The content of the email reveals the tight business relationship between Topic and Ricardo Rivera Arauz, uncle of vicepresidential candidate Jorge Glas Espinel.
16 Jan 2017
» Aqueduct built by Odebrecht in Ecuador costs 75% more than the hired value
The following document, dated 21st of November 2016, is an official inquiry into the cost of an aqueduct built for the multimillion dollar oil refinery'Refinería del Pacífico'. The investigation was commissioned because of the discrepancy in the records of the state handlers and the builder, brazilian multinational Norberto Odebrecht.
16 Nov 2016
» The Godwin Papers
The following release contains documents related to publicist Kenneth Godwin, an important figure in the creation and expansion of the propaganda apparatus of the Ecuadorian government. The files and emails, leaked by an anonymous source, detail how his companies - Inteligencia Emocional and Kronopio - maintained a close relationship with Vinicio Alvarado Espinel, a high ranking government official. According to the documents, Alvarado took in USD $81,915.76 in commissions related to contracts made by Godwin with the Presidency.
» The Castellana Papers, exposing massive offshore financial structure in Spain
The Castellana Papers is a 15GB information leak from the files of a prominent tax advisor, located in the Paseo de la Castellana, the heart of Madrid's financial area. In total, there are 38,5898 documents that reveal the diverse formulas used by big fortunes, businessmen, public workers and wealthy families to hide their money or avoid paying taxes in Spain.
14 Apr 2016
» Ecuador's government and local Internet service providers work together secretly to censor websites
Mmorandum from Telefónica (Movistar), one of Ecuador's largest internet service providers. The letter states that on March 28 2014, between 19:20 and 19:53, users reported being unable to access Google and Youtube. After verifying the incident for a second time, the unit explained that the problem was because the local Internet Service Providers Association (AEPROVI) 'blocked access to certain websites on orders from the government'. AEPROVI, after acknowledging this, reverted the blockade.
28 Mar 2016
» Advertising expenditures of Madrid's City Council, 2011 to 2015
The following documents contain the total advertising expenditures made by the City Council of Madrid from 2011 to 2015. The documents also include spending comparisons between different press outlets. In 2011 ABC and La Razón received 27% and 21%, respectively, while in 2012 the major receivers were La Razón (25%) and El País (22%).
14 Mar 2016
» Madrid government violates its own regulations regarding health training
The following documents, issued by the Health Council of the Madrid province, in Spain, credit the multinational pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences S.L. to develop formation activities. According to this information, the permit for the company to organize and carry out an online course called 'updates on hepatology', goes against local regulations for continuous health training in Madrid.
02 Mar 2016
» Inside the lobby of the Spanish meat industry
The following documents are a communication strategy created by British company SPRIM for prominent members of the meat industry in Spain. The plan is a strategy for managing the impact of a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in October, that linked meat consumption to various forms of cancer.
03 Feb 2016
» El Corte Ingles' spending on external communications and lobbying
On the 3rd of February, 2016, Fíltrala published a database of all the money (collaboration, donations and sponsorships) given by the Department of External Communications of El Corte Inglés to various private and public organizations, between 2011 and 2016. As a reference, in 2014 the company spent 5.417.756 € on these activities.
» Wages of Telemadrid personnel
The following document contains a list of wages of the workers at Madrid's regional news and radio organization Telemadrid. Given that the money to pay for staff comes from public money, we are publishing the amounts related to the hierarchy inside the organization. Names and other information have been omitted to maintain the worker's privacy.
» 51 volumes of Operacion Púnica in Spain
51 volumes (7.6gb) of the criminal pre-trial proceedings of 'Operación Púnica', a scheme accused of fiscal fraud, counterfeit, money laundering and perversion of justice in Spain.
» Contradicting reports support cronyism charge in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Petra Macías, councillor of Alternative Independiente Progresista (Aipro) in the City Council of Arcos de la Frontera in Cadiz, Spain, who is being charged with cronyism, declared in court that the daughter of the municipal inspector was hired to change a report which prohibited the signing of more contracts'.
The following leak, which contains two reports from said inspector, seem to support these accusations
04 Feb 2015
» TISA - Leaked document reveals secret talks to privatize and raise health costs
The following release contains a paper discussed in the framework of the secretive Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). Up to 23 countries plus all EU members are participating in the negotiations, which aim to deregulate up to 70% of world trade in services. Until now, what little is known about TISA has been through leaked information.
» NSA's MORECOWBELL: even the most basic internet architecture is compromised
DNS has always been an open book and MORECOWBELL is the program the NSA has developed exclusively to read it. As the leaked slides show, the system allows the agency to monitor the availability of sites and web services, changes in content and a wide array of metadata that can help it build complete profiles for targeted users. If necessary, it can even be used to find weak points for launching direct attacks. Given the widespread use of DNS in the public internet, the implications of this program are huge, as it affects users on a global level.
17 Dec 2014
» Proposal of New Provisions Applicable to All Services of the secret TISA negotiations
The following release is a bilingual copy of the Proposal of New Provisions Applicable to All Services and the Annex on Professional Services of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The main players in the top secret negotiations are the United States and all 28 members of the European Union. However, the broad scope of the treaty includes Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey, adding up almost 70% of all trade in services worldwide.
02 Dec 2014
» Ercros chemical group prepares to close two plants in Flix and Palos, Spain
In the releases is included an external audit of the company made by KPMG, in which the auditor reminds them that they must comply with EU policies, after observing no plans to do so. There is also a conversation between Pedro Rodríguez, Financial Director of Ercros and ICO (Oficial Credit Institute of Spain), as well as the minutes from a meeting with Comisiones Obreras.
27 Nov 2014
» Irregularities in the municipal water service of Murcia, Spain
The following documentation provides a detailed list of irregularities on behalf of the public water service in Murcia, Spain. There is reference to a product that is bought in an apparently fixed public contest, as it was already being implemented in the years before.
In the letter, treasurer Mabel Méndez Rojas asks for donations saying that 'today more than ever the voluntary economic donation is not just a mere compromise, it is the support our movement needs to strengthen and continue irreversible in our ideals and our project, so that every day we can make National and World history, through our great citizen's revolution'.
29 Oct 2014
» Irregularities in the biomethanation plant of Las Dehesas in Madrid, Spain
Internal documents - which include videos, photos and chemical analyses - demonstrate serious issues with the infraestructure of the biomethanation plant of Las Dehesas in Madrid regarding spills, gas leaks and problems with toxic residues which can potentially cause serious health problems in workers.
» Secret fracking report of Spanish Ministry of Environment
The Spanish Institute of Geology and Minery (IGME) elaborated in 2013 a study oriented to the Ministry of Environment regarding prevention measures regarding companies seeking to perform fracking in Spain. The content of this report stresses the environmental dangers of the practice, as well as geological phenomena such as earthquakes.
30 Jun 2014
» Infractions in the public examinations for teaching English in Madrid
At least one of the practical exercises of the official public examinations for teaching English in Madrid have been leaked to the Magister English academy beforehand. This is not the first time, back in 2006, those who performed the public examinations had to repeat the process due to materials which were leaked to Magister.
26 Jun 2014
» Hiring blacklists in the Spanish National Research Council
This material provides evidence of hiring blacklists in the main investigation agency of Spain, the National Research Council. All those citizens who, for one reason or other, ever submitted legal labour claims against the institution are added to this list.
» Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations: Draft of European Union's service and investment offer
The information presented in this publication belongs to the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. The document is the EU's offer regarding services and investment, presented on the 26th of may 2014. In particular, it is a list of reservations outlining where the EU is not going to allow full market access to the US, or offer equal national treatment, in respect of services of various classes. This draft is up for comments in the European Commission today, 13th of june, and on the following 30th of june.
01 Jun 2014
» Agreement between the city of Madrid and the New York University
In this release is contained a copy of an original agreement between the Comunidad de Madrid and the New York University (NYU). In the document the regional government gives NYU the historically valuable Palacio de Carabanchel for a 'symbolic price' in order to create an international campus in the city.
» GLITNIR FILES Records of 2008 Icelandic economic collapse
This data-set provides evidence that a handful of individuals and companies with strong connections to Glitnir's central shareholders borrowed large amounts of cash from the bank, often with insufficient underlying collateral. It also provides detailed insight into the business dealings of many influential individuals that were at the forefront of the Icelandic business and political sectors prior to the nation's financial collapse.