Paradise Papers Reveal Tax Evasion & Shady Dealings by Nike, Apple, Queen of England & Trump Cabinet

AMY GOODMAN: We now turn to Part 2 of our interview on the shocking revelations about how the world’s richest men stash away billions of dollars in wealth in offshore tax havens. The Paradise Papers implicate more than a dozen of President Trump’s Cabinet members, advisers, major donors, as well as the queen of England and the companies Nike, Apple, Facebook and Twitter.

We’re joined now by Frederik Obermaier, the co-author of the Paradise Papers, an investigative reporter at Germany’s leading newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. Frederik Obermaier also worked on a separate investigation, the Panama Papers, and is co-author of the book Panama Papers: The Story of a Worldwide Revelation.

In Part 2 of this conversation, Frederik, can you start off by explaining why it’s called the Paradise Papers?

FREDERIK OBERMAIER: Well, actually, when we speak about tax havens, at least in Europe, we always speak about tax paradises. And

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