Screen_Shot_2015-02-12_at_7.54.23_PMA report released this week by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007. The report disclosed that HSBC maintained accounts for customers connected with 30 countries in the wider Caribbean and among them is Belize. The report shows that when it comes to Belize 29 persons put 54.8 million US translating to 109 million Belize dollars in Swiss Accounts in which billions were hidden by HSBC accounts. The report shows that 9 Belizean citizens or passport holders were associated with accounts at HSBC. Also noteworthy is that one Suriname national held an account with HSBC in Switzerland, five customers from the US Virgin Islands, four from Dominica, one from the Dominican Republic, three from Haiti, one from Grenada and two from Jamaica.

Venezuelans are also questioning why a former treasury minister and ex-bodyguard of late President Hugo Chávez is linked to an account with HSBC holding billions of dollars.

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