Jun 11, 2016

Messi notches quick hat trick

Lionel Messi scored a magical hat trick in 19 minutes as Argentina cruised into the Copa America quarterfinals with a 5-0 rout of Panama on Friday. Messi had been forced to delay his debut in the tournament after a slow recovery from a lower ...

Full Panama Papers data released online; some Japanese names appear

May 10, 2016

Full Panama Papers data released online; some Japanese names appear

A group of investigative journalists on Monday published the names of thousands of offshore companies at the heart of a massive trove of data on the finances of the rich and powerful. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made data on 200,000 entities available ...

May 9, 2016

ICIJ poised to release Panama Papers info trove online

The Panama Papers scandal promises to deepen around the world on Monday when a journalists’ group with access to the digital cache of documents is to put many of them online. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is to release the documents in ...

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

May 6, 2016

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers. The coordinated operation was announced Thursday as the U.S. Treasury Department ...

Apr 5, 2016

Panama rejects money-launderer label following documents leak

Panamanians have long shrugged off their country’s checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they are crooks, they’ve learned from the world’s wealthy nations, according to a common joke. That same defensiveness has re-emerged amid the ...

Jan 19, 2016

Panama canal railway to use Japanese monorail system

The governments of Japan and Panama have agreed on the use of a Japanese monorail system for a planned railway across the Panama Canal, it was learned on Monday. The two governments have signed a memorandum of understanding on the utilization of Japan’s “high-quality” ...