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Panama: Combating Banking Secrecy through Financial Transparency

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For a number of years, the international community has identified vulnerabilities in Panama’s financial system that has left it open to illegal activities. This has led Panama to make significant strides in several areas of financial transparency, including: money laundering and tax information. These efforts recently culminated in Panama being “de-listed” from the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list. 
However, recent developments have once again put Panama’s financial system under scrutiny. Join us for a discussion about Panama’s efforts to strengthen its international compliance and improve financial transparency, with: 



  • Eric L. Olson

    Director of the Central America-D.C. Platform, Seattle International Foundation


  • Ivan Zarak

    Vice Minister of Economy Finance for the Republic of Panama
  • Eyda Varela de Chincilla

    Vice Minister of Finance for the Republic of Panama
  • Ricardo G. Fernández

    Superintendent of Banks for the Republic of Panama
  • Chip Poncy

    Senior Advisor of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies