Governments across Latin America pledged Monday to crack down on tax evasion after thousands of documents were leaked showing business leaders, celebrities and top politicians had used tax havens to hide their wealth from the authorities.

The Pandora Papers investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, released Sunday, described how jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and U.S. states including South Dakota were used to avoid tax on foreign revenue and blur ownership of assets.

In Panama, home to the Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee law firm mentioned in the Pandora Papers, the government said the tax …

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