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Revista de geografía Norte Grande

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FERNANDEZ CELA, Juan Carlos. The financial geography of the "Panama papers" in South America. Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2020, n.77, pp.273-292. ISSN 0718-3402.

The information published in the "Panama papers" allows us to reconstruct the spatial structure of the financial societies of South America. For this, the location of 155,000 connections between people and societies, and its network of relations with other regions of the world, has been analyzed. This has made it possible to determine international financial connections, their degree of interaction and diversification within South America, as well as their external dimension. Through it, the movements of capital between different territories can be reconstructed and the role played in the spatial configuration of illicit financial flows can be evaluated.

The result is a mapping between the points of origin and destination of the funds deposited in tax havens. It allows identifying the connection nodes that articulate this fabric complex. Finally, a geographical analysis is carried out in different scales that allows to establish the urban location of residents and societies with interests in these spaces.

Keywords : Panama papers; financial geography; tax havens.

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