The 'Panama Papers' reveal the Cuban government's offshore entities in tax havens
Eleven Cuban government companies appear in the “Panama Papers” as offshore entitiescreated in tax havens. On Monday the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) launched a search engine providing access to some of the data found in leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The companies appearing in the database are Amadis Compañía Naviera SA, B.B. Naft Trading SA, Pescatlan SA, Acepex Management SA, Seagulls and Seafoods SA, Comercail Mercadu SA, Travelnet LTD, Resimevis Limited, Mavis Group SA, Técnica Hidráulica SA and Octagon Industrial LTD.
As for the names of legal entities linked to Cuba, the database lists 19 of them. The person cited most often (four times) is the president of the Association of Spanish Businessmen in Cuba, Víctor Moro Suárez.
Also listed is Tabacuba's production director, Inocente Osvaldo Encarnación; the commercial attaché at the Cuban Embassy in London, Alejandro Gutiérrez Madrigal; the director of foreign investments at the Foreign Trade Ministry, Déborah Rivas; and the director of the Institute of Hydraulic Resources, Wilfredo Leyva Armesto.
Other names to be found in the database include Rolando Díaz González, Orlando Romero Mérida, Armando Rosales Fernández, Paola Perticone, Jeroen J. Van Der Lip, Atilio Enrique Wagner, Antonio González Checa and José Luis Baena Carrión.
In addition, in the category of intermediaries appears the Corporación Panamericana, one of the 18 companies of the Cuban government's Grupo Empresarial del Comercio Exterior (GEOMEX), as well as the entity Acepex Management and the names of Wael Bassatina, Atilio Enrique Wagner, Ramón J. Chávez Gutiérrez, Míriam Prieto and Lorenzo Paciello.
The search engine makes it possible to browse more than 214,000 offshore companies registered in 21 secrecy jurisdictions and linked to people from more than 200 countries. The information included indicates the shareholders, the intermediaries who helped create the companies, and also the final beneficiaries behind each, whenever said information exists.