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Government seeks to distance itself from MF

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Vice President and Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado said today that the country should not be judged by the failings of a law firm.

"We won't allow Panama to be judged by articles related to the actions of a law firm," she said in response to the wave of articles from around the world focusing on the activities of Mossack Fonseca, whose files were leaked to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and subsequently shared with the International Consortium Investigative Journalists.

"You have to separate the actions of a firm from the actions of the Republic of Panama," said the vice president in an interview on Telemetro.

She mentioned that the policy of the administration of President Juan Carlos Varela is adherence to transparency and zero tolerance for "irregular actions." He stressed that Ramón Fonseca Mora and Jürgen Mossack - co-founders of the law firm - no longer have ties to the government: the first resigned as minister-counsellor and the second is no longer part of the council on foreign relations. She acknowledged that a son of Fonseca Mora is a consul in Dubai, but she stressed that he is not an attorney at the firm.

On Wednesday night, Varela announced the creation of an "independent committee" of national and international specialists to evaluate existing practices and propose measures to strengthen the transparency of the financial and legal systems.

The vice president said she hopes that "the allies with whom we have diplomatic relations recognize the efforts" being carried out by the country.

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