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Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

The Panama Papers, a massive data leak in April 2016, exposed widespread tax avoidance and evasion using complex structures of offshore shell companies and caused an international outcry.

Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses

The Minister of Finance presented at a press conference a list of 96 companies considered "large taxpayers" who stopped paying taxes in one or several years of the period analyzed after declaring zero profits or losses.

Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers

The Finance Ministry investigation has fully identified a total of 69 local companies and corporations with links to cases listed in the Panama Papers. The remaining 51 are still under investigation.

Four U.S. men charged in connection with billion-dollar Costa Rica sportsbook operation

Four U.S. men allegedly running The WagerSpot and Hustler247 sportsbooks were charged recently in the U.S. in connection with an illegal sports betting ring headquartered in San José, Costa Rica.

Quiet tip unleashed Panama Papers

Unprecedented collaboration among 100 news organizations worldwide resulted in the coordinated release of dozens of news stories about the Panama Papers.

Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal

Iceland's prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first political victim of a mushrooming worldwide scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings.

Lifting the veil: Q&A with Semanario Universidad’s Ernesto Rivera

Veteran investigative journalist and Semanario Universidad Director Ernesto Rivera sat down to chat with The Tico Times after his team of reporters in Costa Rica was included in the scoop on the leaked Panama Papers bringing to light offshore tax havens for the global elite.

Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

The family of Lionel Messi denied Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.
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