Pandora Papers and Mexico topic of Baker Institute webinar

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HOUSTON – (Oct. 22, 2021) – The Pandora Papers — almost 12 million documents and files exposing the secret dealings of political leaders, royalty, bureaucrats, billionaires and others — and their implications for Mexico will be examined in an upcoming webinar from the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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Journalist Peniley Ramírez will join the Baker Institute’s Tony Payan and Rodrigo Montes de Oca to explore the data and the implications for Mexico and those named in the Pandora Papers.

The Pandora Papers, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, name many Mexicans, some of them members and allies of the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — who campaigned on a promise to end corruption in the country. These connections raise questions about Mexico’s commitment to fighting corruption and how, realistically, the rich can be held accountable for illegal activities.

Peniley Ramírez, a journalist who worked on the story, will join the Baker Institute’s Tony Payan and Rodrigo Montes de Oca Oct. 28 to explore the data and the implications for Mexico and those named in the papers.

What: Baker Institute webinar, "The Pandora Papers and Mexico’s Fight Against Corruption."

Who: Peniley Ramírez, investigative journalist for Univision; Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico; and Rodrigo Montes de Oca, research scholar at the center.

When: Thursday, Oct. 28, 9-10 a.m. CDT

Where: Online; the event is free, but registration is required.