- Massive leak of documents alleges use of secret offshore companies, accounts to hide billions of dollars
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Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. Follow her @FridaGhitis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
Tirana, Albania (CNN)Some will try to downplay it, to dismiss it, to tell you it's a big misunderstanding. They will say it's a tempest in a teapot or perhaps a grand conspiracy. But don't believe it. The release of the Panama Papers is a very big deal.