Exclusive: Panamanian Minister Looks Back On Last Year’s ‘Panama Papers’ Scandal

A year and a half has passed since a certain “John Doe” provided a consortium of journalists across the globe with 11.5 million documents revealing the illegal, unethical and secretive activities of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, in what became known as the Panama Papers leak.

The country’s finance minister, Dulcidio De La Guardia, is not a big fan of the name, and has characterized the story as an attack on Panama’s reputation, just as the nation was taken off of the Financial Action Task Force’s “grey list,” which identifies countries with weak money-laundering measures. 

In New York as part of the United Nations General Assembly, De La Guardia sat down with International Business Times’ Lydia O’Neal to discuss what his ministry is doing to curb corruption and keep companies like Mossack Fonseca in check, as well as the changing

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