Panama's Grand Canal

We chronicle the construction and controversy of the multibillion-dollar venture to modernise the Panama Canal.

Business & Economy

First vessel passes through expanded Panama Canal

Thousands of people cheer as they watch a Chinese-chartered freighter nudge through the canal.

Panama Papers

Panama Papers whistle-blower breaks silence

Anonymous source behind Mossack Fonseca leak releases 1,800-word manifesto, offering help to public prosecutors.

Business & Economy

US launches Panama Papers investigation

Justice Department opens criminal probe into tax avoidance and money laundering schemes unveiled by leaked documents.

The Listening Post

Perspective: Panama Papers and ‘responsible’ journalism

Journalistic collaborations reporting the Panama Papers should be open to aid from beyond the commercial news industry.


Panama Papers: Police raid Mossack Fonseca's offices

Prosecutors say raids at the law firm's headquarters in Panama city went off "with no incident or interference".

The Listening Post

Panama Papers: Mammoth leaks and media collaborations

We look at coverage of the scandal and ask whether corporate-owned media have been agenda-driven in their reporting.

Counting the Cost

Panama Papers: Inside the shady world of tax havens

We explore the impact of the Panama Papers and ask how much of the wealth-management industry's work is perfectly legal.

Panama Papers

El Salvador raids Panama law firm's offices

Documents and equipment seized by authorities in investigation of Mossack Fonseca, firm at centre of data leak scandal.


Worlds apart: Panama's indigenous and the Panama Papers

Indigenous Panamanians fail to benefit from country's growing wealth and dispute notion that money equals riches.

Panama Papers

Argentina's Macri denies hiding assets offshore

Federal prosecutor calls for an investigation after leaked documents show the president had links with offshore company.

Panama Papers

Panama vows to boost transparency after leak

President Varela commissions new panel to evaluate practices and propose measures in consultation with other countries.

Business & Economy

Panama Papers law firm says leak came from hack

Co-founder of Mossack Fonseca firm denies leak was an inside job, saying his company was victim of hackers from abroad.

Inside Story

Does offshore banking encourage corruption?

The Panama Papers have exposed how the world's rich and powerful hide their wealth.


Panama Papers: Why should we care?

The Panama Papers leak shows that it is not just the global tax system that is broken, but global governance itself.

by C J Polychroniou