Mexicans involved in the "Panama papers" to be investigated

Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú (Grupo Higa), Alfonso de Angoitia (Televisa), Ricardo Salinas Pliego (TV Azteca) and actress Edith González were mentioned in the filtered information.

Mexico's Tax Administration Service said it would verify if the transactions were mentioned in the tax returns filed by the people allegedly involved in the scandal. (Photo: Archive/El Universal)
English 04/04/2016 11:26 Newsroom Actualizada 12:52
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Aristóteles Núñez, director of the Tax Administration System (SAT), said that the office will start reviewing the information about the Mexicans involved in the "Panama Papers".

Yesterday a coalition of media outlets published information allegedly showing that entrepreneurs, contractors, actors and politicians use tax havens to make transactions that are not detected by tax authorities.

"We need to confirm if they indeed hid these resources and if they did not declare them on their tax returns, we will act accordingly," Núñez said.

The case has come to be known as the “Panama Papers” because the data concerned internal documents of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.

One of the Mexicans involved in the “Panama Papers” is Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, owner of Grupo Higa, involved in the scandal of the houses owned by Angélica Rivera, wife of President Enrique Peña Nieto, in Las Lomas, Mexico City, and Luis Videgaray, Minister of Finance, in Malinalco, State of Mexico.

The filtration also involves Alfonso de Angoitia, CFO of Televisa, who made a transaction with Mossack to buy an apartment in Bahamas.

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, TV Azteca chairman, also made a deal with the Panamanian firm to buy a yatch, while Edith González, a Mexican actress, is mentioned in the investigation as the beneficiary of a company in Bahamas.

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