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Uruguay, the unpunished fiscal lair of Odebrecht

By Fabián Werner/Sudestada*

Uruguay was the ideal tax shelter to support a money laundering system that benefited many of the politicians and businessmen involved in the corrupt operation of the construction company Odebrecht.

However, despite the evidence shown by the regional press, the requests for collaboration sent by prosecutors and judges from several countries, and the profuse documentation disclosed, no one was held criminally responsible in the country for their participation in the scandal.

Neither the law firms that sold their services, nor the banks that hid the funds, nor the figureheads who lent their names. Although some . . .

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