The making of tax haven Mauritius

Naomi Fowler of Taxcast investigates the making of a tax haven that's been hurting Indians and Africans for years.

In this episode, Taxcast host Naomi Fowler looks at the ‘Desai Papers’, a leak that exposes a system to divert tax revenue from poor nations back to Western corporations and African oligarchs. She speaks to the journalist who broke the story, J Gopikrishnan, a whistleblower, and Rachel Etter-Phoya of the Tax Justice Network, asking if the Indian government is investigating the making of tax haven Mauritius, and what the case tells us about the global economy.

A full transcript of the episode is available here.

The Taxcast is a monthly podcast from the Tax Justice Network.

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