Panama. The US-based organization, OAS, strongly
criticized the US escalation of the trade war against Cuba
at a meeting in Panama City in June.
Countryaah.com, President Ernesto Perez acknowledged that his 1994
election campaign was partly funded by a notorious drug
dealer, but denied that he knew then where the money came
In 2015, one person leaked $ 11.5 million. documents on
tax fraud in Panama to the German daily Süddeutsche
Zeitung. Due. the scope of the material included the
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
newspaper in the review of the material. The first
publication of the analysis hit the world press in April
2016. It showed that Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca had
assisted wealthy and prominent politicians around the world
in tax fraud. The material showed that i.a. British Prime
Minister David Cameron's family had used the company Fonseca
for its tax fraud. The most prominent example, however, was
the Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson,
who himself had used the company for fraud, despite the fact
that he had lied to the Icelandic people and parliament that
he had no deposits abroad. His scams were revealed to
rolling cameras, and he stayed after major demonstrations in
Icelandforced to step down as prime minister. Authorities'
response to the scam varied greatly from country to country.
In states such as Uruguay, five people were arrested and
brought to justice, while the authorities in, for example.
Denmark shrugged, despite the fact that Danes were also
documented in Fonseca's documents, and despite the fact that
the bank Nordea had actively encouraged its customers to use
Mossack Fonseca to conduct tax fraud. In Spain, right-wing
Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria,
in April, was forced to give up his post of minister after
he was also revealed as a tax fraud.