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Panama Papers scandal cracks open window for Costa Rica tax reform
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Panama Papers scandal cracks open window for Costa Rica tax reform

L. Arias - April 6, 2016

The widespread scandal over the offshore dealings of individuals and companies revealed in the so-called "Panama Papers" may offer a window for the administration of Costa Rica President…

Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal
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Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal

David Williams | AFP - April 5, 2016

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Iceland's prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first political victim of a mushrooming worldwide scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings exposed in the so-called Panama…

Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leak
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Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leak

The Tico Times - April 5, 2016

Update, Wednesday, April 6: Following is a right of response to this story from former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002).  My government stopped the abuse of CATs…

Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal
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Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

AFP - April 4, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain -- 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…

Panama and ‘Panama Papers’ law firm under the media’s lenses
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Panama and ‘Panama Papers’ law firm under the media’s lenses

Juan José Rodríguez | AFP - April 4, 2016

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" scandal was on lockdown on Monday, with private security guards keeping a small but…

Officials in Latin America linked to ‘Panama Papers’
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Officials in Latin America linked to ‘Panama Papers’

AFP - April 4, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Various Latin American officials are among the world figures mentioned in the "Panama Papers" trove of leaked tax documents detailing suspect international financial dealings,…

Panama Papers: secret accounts of the rich and powerful
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Panama Papers: secret accounts of the rich and powerful

AFP - April 4, 2016

PARIS — World leaders, stars of the pitch and screen and dozens of billionaires were among those named and shamed in what looks to be the biggest ever…

Brazil court freezes Neymar assets worth $47 million over tax probe
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Brazil court freezes Neymar assets worth $47 million over tax probe

AFP - September 25, 2015

A Brazilian court on Friday froze $47 million in assets belonging to football superstar Neymar over tax evasion allegations surrounding the Barcelona striker. Judge Carlos Muta wrote…

Finance Ministry launches campaign to identify tax dodgers
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Finance Ministry launches campaign to identify tax dodgers

L. Arias - September 22, 2015

The Finance Ministry’s Tax Administration this week launched a new plan aimed at curbing tax evasion, mostly targeting self-employed professionals. Ministry officials began sending email notifications asking people…

Social Security System wants tourism businesses to settle $6.8 million debt
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Social Security System wants tourism businesses to settle $6.8 million debt

L. Arias - May 29, 2015

Costa Rica’s tourism businesses, particularly lodging and food services, owe the Social Security System, or Caja, a whopping ₡3.7 billion ($6.8 million) in unpaid obligations. Now the public health care…