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Our April 2017 Spanish Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de abril 2017

Welcome to our monthly podcast and radio programme in Spanish, Justicia ImPositiva with Marcelo Justo and Marta Nuñez, downloaded and broadcast on radio networks across Latin America and Spain. ¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a nuestro podcast y programa radiofónica! (abajo en castellano). Our monthly podcast in English, the Taxcast will be out soon, talking to the journalists who got the Panama Papers scoop. Catch up on last month’s here and watch this space…

Tax haven blacklisting in Latin America

As governments (slowly) get to grips with the fact that tax havens are inflicting great harm on economies and democracies across the globe, facilitating mega amounts of tax dodging, and vast movements of criminal money by way of the secrecy services some of them offer, the question of our times is how we deal with them. Attempts to create tax haven blacklists (in order to potentially implement sanctions for non-cooperative jurisdictions) have so far been farcical as we’ve noted many times, most recently commenting on the European Union’s current work compiling its own blacklist system, here and here. So far the criteria for inclusion in tax haven blacklists has been weak, such lists have been ineffective and it’s been far too easy for some of the world’s worst offenders to wriggle their way out of them, or simply be big and bad enough not to worry about being included in the first place – for example – Tax Haven USA. If the EU, or anyone else really wanted to do this properly, the work’s already been done for them – with the best objective ranking available – the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index.

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Our March 2017 Spanish language Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de marzo 2017

Welcome to this month’s podcast and radio programme in Spanish with Marcelo Justo and Marta Nuñez, downloaded and broadcast on radio networks across Latin America and Spain. ¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a nuestro podcast y programa radiofónica! (abajo en castellano).

In this month’s programme:

  • The Odebrecht corruption scandal and how tax havens are key to corruption.
  • The tax haven referendum in Ecuador
  • Barcelona’s tax haven-free procurement policy
  • The European Union’s new tax haven blacklist provokes a confrontation with Tax Haven USA.
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