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Ivanka and The Fugitive From Panama

(REUTERS) PANAMA CITY/TORONTO - In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white Cadillac with a Donald Trump logo on the side. The limousine...

‘Offshore Magic Circle’ Law Firm Has Record of Compliance Failures

(ICIJ) When Robert Woods, an ex-cop from Liverpool, took a job in early 2006 as a compliance manager for Appleby, the global offshore law firm, he joined an organization that had problems. Appleby’s Cayman Islands office where he worked, for example, had more than 600...

“Paradise Papers”: Is Costa Rica Involved?

The most recent leak made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is the Paradise Papers. This brings to light millions of dollars that move around in tax havens and that involve public figures, as well as entire companies. The filtration adds more than...

Panama Papers Law Firm Founder Says Scandal Set Off Tax Shelter Boom in US

Q24N (AFP) - The co-founder of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal says the fallout has set off a "thriving" boom in the creation of tax shelters in the United States. Juergen Mossack, who partnered with Ramon Fonseca to create...

Why Did US Blacklist Most LatAm Countries for Money Laundering?

Q24N via Insightcrime.org - The United States has blacklisted nearly all Latin American countries for money laundering in 2017. InSight Crime explores why this is the case, and discusses some of the achievements and failings of regional anti-money-laundering efforts over the past year. Of the...

“It’s A Money Laundry”, The Secret Life of Panama

The Secret Life of Panama City By Jon Lee Anderson By Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker – Panama, which offers up its national flag to international shippers, local addresses to ghost corporations, and an anything-goes banking system to anyone with money, has long...

Costa Rica Bar Association Asks For Discretion in Panama Papers Accusations

The Costa Rica Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados in Spanish) said on Monday that accusations against honour in the case known as Panama Papers must be carefully analyzed. The warning was issued by Juan León, Attorney from the Bar Association, during an appearance before the...

Costa Rica Deals Put Canadian Boxing ‘Golden Boy’ Donny Lalonde On The Ropes

(QCR) A left hook by the great Sugar Ray Leonard in 1998 in Las Vegas knocked down Donny "Golden Boy" Lalonde. Although Lalonde lost that night, he also won big, paid US$5.5 million dollars and bragging rights. That was a long time ago. Lalonde and...

Costa Rica Connection To The ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database

QCOSTARICA - Find out who’s behind almost 320,000 offshore companies and trusts from the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations The ICIJ Offshore Leaks database contains information on the offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations. The...

Panama Papers Whistleblower Breaks Silence

(Q24N) The whistleblower behind the massive Panama Papers data leak has broken their silence to explain how injustice drove them to release the information. The leaker - whose identity remains a secret - wrote a column for German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung explaining their reasoning and...

Argentina President Linked to More Companies in Panama

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri, his father, Franco, and other relatives are not only directors of a dozen ghost companies, but they are also linked to at least eight corporations, according to new revelations. The connection includes friends, right-hand men and employees, and...

Panama Papers Highlight How Latin America’s Elites Hide Wealth

(Q24N) A massive leak of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm shines a light on how elites across the world use offshore shell companies in order to hide their assets, in some cases facilitating corruption and money laundering. Investigative journalists from fifteen countries in...

Panama Papers Reveal Offshore Account of Guatemala Drug ‘Queen’

(Q24N) The Panama Papers data leak exposed an offshore account belonging to a Guatemalan drug trafficker and money launderer, providing intricate details into the shady dealings of Guatemala's prolific narco "queen." A report by Univision highlights the involvement of Marllory Chacón Rossell, often referred to as...

Panama Faces Up to the “Panama Papers” Crisis

Q24N - The Panamanian government has announced its willingness to review current practices in the legal and financial system and collaborate with other governments in legal proceedings over financial and tax offenses. Following the massive leak of financial information from a Panamanian law firm, the...

Costa Rica To Probe The Named In The Panama Papers

QCOSTARICA - The leak of some 11.5 million documents of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has grabbed headlines around the globe. A tax haven is a tax haven. Simple. But the list of allegations and the scale of the issues involved continues to grow,...

Panama Rejects Being Scapegoat for Corruption Scandal

(Prensa Latina) "We are not going to allow Panama to be made a scapegoat by third parties", the Minister of the Presidency, Alvaro German, said today, referring to the Panama Papers scandal. At a press conference, he was questioned about rumors of a conspiracy against...

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