EFESanto Domingo

A company to which Dominican singer and composer Juan Luis Guerra was linked in the so-called Panama Papers was created to negotiate and execute contracts overseas and manage risks, the artist's manager, Amarilis German, said.

Guerra and his companies follow the law and pay taxes, German said in a brief statement.

"The Mango Team Inc. company was created to enter into contracts overseas and avoid risks," German said.

Guerra, winner of numerous awards, was one of the prominent Latin American figures whose name was linked to tax havens in documents from a Panamanian law firm provided to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, or ICIJ.

The ICIJ, which worked on the investigation and reporting with German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, said the documents were "the greatest leak of information in history about secret front companies and the people behind them."

The information is contained in more than 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which helps clients establish companies in offshore tax havens.

The documents mention more than 140 politicians and high-ranking officials from around the world, including several presidents or former heads of state and government, and their families.

The documents from the database released on Monday cover almost 214,000 offshore companies created by the law firm to allegedly help wealthy investors evade taxes.