Vargas Llosa managed his copyright through a 'offshore' society

The Peruvian writer based in Spain, Mario Vargas Llosa, would have managed his copyright through a society in the Fiscal Paradise of British Virgin Islands regi

Vargas Llosa managed his copyright through a 'offshore' society

The Peruvian writer based in Spain, Mario Vargas Llosa, would have managed his copyright through a society in the Fiscal Paradise of British Virgin Islands registered in 2015 and valued at 1.1 million dollars, as stated in the ' Pandora papers' and have announced the sixth and the country on Monday.

The company was used, according to the documentation, to manage the money from the copyright of its works and the sale of several properties in Madrid and London. The writer appeared linked to society as director and shareholder, as stated in the investigation of the International Consortium of Research Journalists (ICIJ).

The ICIJ has published Pandora's roles, a series of documents that would show how outstanding public characters, leaders and old world leaders such as Vladimir Putin, Abdalá de Jordan, Andrej Babis or Guillermo Lasso have assets in tax havens.

The filtered documents could promote cases for crimes of corruption, money laundering or tax evasion, although for the most part they are proof of totally legal operations to which the rich and powerful to create companies to buy properties.

In the investigation a total of 601 Spaniards appear. For the moment, the names of the singers Julio Iglesias and Miguel Bosé and the Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, have been known, as well as the religious congregation of the Legionaries of Christ.

Specifically, the papers reveal that Julio Iglesias would have used five companies located in the Tax Paradise of British Virgin Islands and another fifteen companies, all of them managed by Trident Trust. In total, he is a beneficiary of twenty societies, in 16 of them he appears next to his wife, Miranda Rijnsburger; Others 4, they are only in the name of it.

The first name in getting to know each Sunday was that of Guardiola, who was title, according to this investigation, of an account in a banking entity in Andorra while directed the F.C. Barcelona and until 2012, when he decided to avail himself to the fiscal amnesty promoted by the government of Mariano Rajoy. According to sources of the branch of Barça, he received his fees as a player from Al Ahi, where he played from 2003 to 2005. Guardiola regularized around half a million euros, of those who paid 10%, as he set the then Minister of Finance, Christopher Montoro.

According to one of the people closest to the coach, Guardiola decided to charge the salary of the Qatari Club in the Andorran account due to the impossibility of obtaining the certificate of residence in Qatar, where he won something more than two million per season.

Bosé, on the other hand, would have been a shareholder of a Panamanian society linked to a private Banking entity Switzerland, the Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) of Geneva.

Pandora papers follow the wake of document filtrations such as Finn Files, Paradise Papers, Panama Papers and Luxleaks, but ICIJ ensures that the latter is the greatest filtration, with 14 sources, almost 12 million files and Almost 3 Terabytes of Data.

The documents are from 14 financial service services companies of tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Belize, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Singapore or Switzerland.

"There has never been something about this scale, it shows the reality of companies in tax havens used to hide money and avoid paying taxes," a spokesman for ICIJ, Fergus Shiel.

"They use accounts and companies in tax havens to buy hundreds of millions of dollars in properties in their own countries, to enrich their families at the expense of their citizens," he added. The research "opens a box of many things", which gives name to filtration.

In this last filtration of ICIJ more than 600 journalists from 117 countries and recognized means from around the world have participated

Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 18:51

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