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Our Spanish language tax justice podcast is out! ¡Salió nuestro podcast en castellano!

In this month’s Spanish language podcast presented by Marcelo Justo and Marta Nunez: (abajo en castellano)

– we go to Colombia, where tax evasion isn’t a crime
– the magical realism of tax havens: how the multinational company Fresh Del Monte exports pineapple from Costa Rica from… the Cayman Islands?!
– what impact did the Panama Papers really have in Latin America? A big scandal? Or a fuss about nothing?
– we begin our story of the history of tax havens from Sir Francis Drake until today

Our July 2016 Tax Justice Network Podcast is out

July 21, 2016   Blog, Regular Features

In the July 2016 Taxcast:

‘Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data? I’m happy to share.’ We talk to the two journalists who got the Panama Papers scoop, Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier who’ve written a book about their experience.

Plus: what does Brexit mean for tax justice? We discuss the F4 (unholy) alliance between Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK, and the accelerated corporate tax race to the bottom.

‘Unfortunately there is the world people like you and me are living in and there is a second world, a parallel world, the offshore world where people with enough money will always find possibilities to hide their money…there are people out there choosing which law they want to stick to and that is a problem for democracy.’ Frederik Obermaier

‘I am very clear about what would happen if you take away the secrecy, if you take away the anonymity. I am completely sure that the whole system would crash because why would they go to the British Virgin Islands for a company when you can see who owns it? You know, it’s not rocket science.’ Bastian Obermayer

Post-Brexit: ‘I think that Britain’s likely development strategy will be to actually deepen its tax haven role sitting offshore Europe.’ John Christensen

Featuring: The Tax Justice Network’s John Christensen, Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier of the Sudduetsche Zeitung newspaper and authors of the new book: The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. Also available on iTunes.

Subscribe to the Taxcast either by emailing naomi [at] taxjustice.net to be added to the mailout list OR use our rss feed OR subscribe to our youtube channel Tax Justice TV.

Our June 2016 Podcast: Brexit, quantifying kleptocracy & why Panama Papers is tip of offshore iceberg

June 23, 2016   Blog, Regular Features

In our June 2016 Taxcast: how different could the lives of those in poverty have been without secrecy jurisdictions? We give you the very latest estimates on the missing trillions offshored from the world’s developing regions. Also: Brexit and the special interests behind it: “Nakedly, brazenly, they’re pushing the City of London’s deregulated, criminal approach to finance”. Plus, the Panama Papers shed some light on secretive, pro-tax haven US lobbying group the Center for Freedom and Prosperity’s funders.

“the revelations from the Panama Papers have been sensational but an international investigation with some kind of subpoena power would I think be 10 times as important.”

James Henry

Featuring: John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, and Columbia University Professor, Economist, lawyer and Tax Justice Network senior advisor James Henry. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network.

You can subscribe to our youtube channel or email Naomi [at] taxjustice.net to be added to the subscriber email list, or subscribe to the Taxcast on our rss feed. You can of course also also follow The Taxcast and the Tax Justice Network on twitter.

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