Won’t be Scapegoat for Scandal: Panama
The Panamanian government said that it would not accept the country being used as a “scapegoat” for the apparent financial misdeeds detailed in the Panama Papers. “We are not going to allow Panama to be used as a scapegoat by third parties. Each country (implicated) is responsible,” presidential chief of staff Alvaro Aleman said on Tuesday.
Panama “rejects and regrets” that anyone should want to “trample” its good name, “conveniently forgetting Model 3 pre-orders Cumulative Model S/X deliveries the participation in offshore operations of institutions and individuals of other nations”, Efe news agency quoted Aleman as saying. Aleman demanded that media take the time to “understand the situation in depth and avoid repeating commonplaces and old prejudices about our country. “Panama has changed and we are promoting dramatic reforms that can in no way be ignored,” Aleman said.