The Lasting Legacy of the Panama Papers

When the Panama Papers were released in 2016, the investigative report led to protesting in countries around the globe and deposed several world leaders.

“The Panama Papers is the largest leak… of secret financial information ever obtained by journalists. It’s 11.5 million records of secretive, offshore structures belonging to thousands of people around the world, including prime ministers and presidents and senators and all kind of people of public interest,” says Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, or ICIJ. 

Walker Guevara managed the investigation, which exposed more than 200,000 offshore entities and revealed the people behind these shell corporations. More than 370 journalists around the world worked for a year to uncover the information from the leak, combing through millions of document implicating some of the most powerful people in the world. 

These kinds of investigations are Walker Guevara’s forte. She has been at the

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