Latin America

Latin American presidents grilled by Pandora Papers

The massive investigation shows how the upper echelons of power in the region operate to avoid transparency regarding their finances

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Abinader, Piñera, and Lasso. Illustration: André Chiavassa/TBR

The first revelations of the so-called “Pandora Papers” include three active Latin American presidents and 11 former heads of state.

Chile’s Sebastián Piñera, Ecuador’s Guillermo Lasso, and Dominican Republic’s Luis Abinader were among the leaders mentioned in one of the biggest leaks of financial documents ever published, coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) — also behind the reporting of the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers leaks.

As has been readily pointed out — particularly by those implicated — being named in the Pandora Papers does not necessarily imply that a crime has been committed....

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