Thursday, January 22, 2015

notícias (in)esperadas


(do face)

"In Antwerp, Belgium, the trial of a jewelry company Omega. Local customs has put forward claim of nearly 5 billion euros for smuggling diamonds. Amount is impressive. But equally surprising is the fact that the company recently bought a large Swiss jewelry brand is not only involved in trading so-called "blood diamonds ". Behind it, according to some, is the Angola president's daughter Isabel dos Santos.
The richest woman had made the state at the "blood diamonds", long lead successful economic offensive against the former mother country - Portugal, being a shareholder of large enterprises.
The capital of Angola, Luanda has recently been named the most expensive city in the world. The cost for one kilogram of beef is 45 dollars, and a plate of salad - almost 60. That's more than 10 times the average salary Angolan.
Almost all businesses in the country are tied to family of the president Jose Eduardo dos Santos. His eldest daughter, half-Russian Isabel dos Santos, was recently named by Forbes Africa 's richest woman with a fortune of $ 2 billion. She officially controls the export of diamonds in the country with a turnover of $ 40 billion. With the company Omega Diamonds she is associated by joint venture ASCORP Diamond Traiding Company, which acquired the well-known Swiss jewelry and watch brand de Grisogono."

(no fb do bridgem)


"Début des années 1990, la Russie livre en secret de grosses quantités d'armes au régime du président de l'Angola, José Eduardo Dos Santos. Ces armes lui étaient nécessaires pour gagner la guerre civile qui l'opposait à son rival, Jonas Savimbi. Sans argent, Dos Santos règle sa dette aux Russes en pétrole et diamants.

Dans ce système, Omega Diamonds se charge de travailler et commercialiser les diamants perçus. Les diamants bruts, provenant de l'Angola mais aussi du Congo, étaient achetés par "Tulipe Diamonds" basée Dubaï. Un société dirigée par la belle-soeur de Ehud Laniado, un des patrons d'Omega Diamonds.

A Dubaï, les diamants étaient rassemblés et obtenaient un nouveau certificat Kimberley - falsifié - avant de rejoindre Anvers. Grâce à une manipulation des factures, tous les bénéfices disparaissaient à Dubaï. Selon David Renous, ancien employé d'Omega Diamonds et lanceur d'alerte auprès de la justice belge, lorsque la combine tournait à plein régime, son chiffre d'affaire atteignait les 110 millions de dollars par mois (près de 80 millions d'euros).

Les responsable d'Omega Diamonds ont ainsi, des années durant, bâti leur fortune sur la commercialisation de diamants bruts en provenance d'Angola et du Congo. Pas étonnant que cette affaire conduise directement à des personnages importants du marché international du diamant, comme Arcadi Gaydamak, Lev Leviev et Dan Gertler. L'histoire de la société anversoise mêle questions géopolitiques, corruption, trafic d'armes, diamants de sang et magouilles de services secrets."

daqui.


"The story begins with a Russian whose name is Arkady Gaydamak,” David Renous started his narrative. “During the civil war, he supplied weapons to Dos Santos, the currently incumbent President of Angola. In 1998, he bought the entire Angolan government debt from the president in exchange for a monopoly in the diamond trade. He established a company trading in diamonds, Ascorp, which had three shareholders: Isabel Dos Santos, the president’s daughter, his countryman Lev Leviev and - as the third party - Antwerp diamond dealers Laniado and Goldberg. Gaydamak would not officially be one of the participants, but outside of official documents it was agreed with Lev Leviev that the profits should be directed to him. However, Gaydamak has not received much of the profits and it is known that he has already initiated legal action against Lev Leviev in Israel."

daqui.




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