How to Fish for People in Panama

This short video tutorial explains how to find out if citizens of your own country are involved with companies based in the offshore haven of Panama. All it takes is a little creativity and the Daniel O’Huiginn’s scraped database of Panama companies. This is a follow up to a previous video tutorial that indicates how to navigate the more complicated Panama official registry of companies. Happy fishing!

3 Responses to How to Fish for People in Panama

  1. A great resource for journalists.

  2. Dan says:

    There’s another way to run a fishing expedition. You can compile a big list of figures from business, politics, etc, and then search for them all in the scraped Panama database.

    We’ve currently used this approach with France, with the journalist David LeLoup doing most of the investigation: http://www.rue89.com/2010/09/28/serigny-conseiller-de-woerth-ange-du-paradis-fiscal-panameen-168554 — but the tactic can certainly be repeated elsewhere.

    Currently this requires me to manually run some code on my server. I hope eventually to provide an interface to do this automatically, and perhaps provide a similar bulk-search interface to other databases. Meanwhile, feel free to contact me and I’ll try to help.

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