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A new press investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed on Sunday that 14 active world leaders have hidden billions of dollars in fortunes to avoid paying taxes.

Look: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Sebastian Pinera and other Latin American leaders mentioned in the Pandora Papers

21 other leaders who have already left power also hid property and income, according to new research by ICIJ baptized as “pandora leavesIt focuses on the secret funds of more than 300 government officials, such as ministers, judges, mayors and generals from more than 90 countries around the world.

Three active Latin American heads of state stand out: Ecuadorean Chilean Sebastian Pinera and Dominican Luis Abenader revealed some of the media outlets that published the leaks, including the Washington Post, El Pais, BBC and the Guardian.

According to the BBC, lasso, who was a businessman and banker, He stopped using a Panamanian entity to make monthly payments to his relatives and started using another entity in South Dakota (USA), a country that has become a kind of tax haven at the level of some jurisdictions in Europe and the Caribbean.

Look: Ecuadorean President Guillermo Laso has created an “offshore” network to hide his wealth, according to the Bandura Papers.

Meanwhile, Pinera allegedly had a secret business in the British Virgin Islands and that Abenader, along with other relatives, owned an offshore entity in Panama, according to the newspaper.

The files also include 11 former presidents from Latin America, such as Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski; Honduran Porfirio Lobo; Colombians Cesar Gaviria and Andres Pastrana; Paraguay Horacio Cartes, Panamanians Juan Carlos Varela, Ricardo Martinelli and Ernesto Perez Baladares.

Look: Pandora’s Papers: Piñera has been chosen to evade and sell off the massive Dominga mining project in the Virgin Islands

The investigation also revealed that King Abdullah II of Jordan reportedly spent $100 million on luxury homes in California and elsewhere He drew new details about the main foreign donors from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party.

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Similarly, according to the Mexican magazine Proceso, which was involved in the investigation, the documents analyzed show that One of the most powerful families in Guatemala stashed more than 13 million dollars in an opaque fund located in the United States.

The files also detail the questionable financial activities of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the “unofficial propaganda minister”.

Similarly, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the inner circle of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, which includes members of his government and their families, has hidden millions of dollars in companies and entities outside the country.

According to the archive and according to the BBC, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and six members of his family also secretly owned at least 11 offshore companies And one of them was worth $30 million.

The Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists gained fame because of the so-called Panama Papers.

A leak of 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in April 2016 revealed that personalities from around the world had hired the services of this now-defunct firm, to set up offshore companies allegedly for tax evasion.

600 journalists who examined 1.9 million documents participated in the new investigation of “Pandora’s Papers”.

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