Mauritius caught in offshore scandal

Pedro Gonçalves
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A new investigation shows how multinational corporations are using Mauritius to avoid paying taxes in the poor African nations they do business. The report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is based on a USB stick obtained by journalists which contained 200,000 confidential records of a Bermuda based offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman which has an office in Mauritius. 'Mauritius Leaks' details how laws in the country help corporations avoid taxes. One of the most prominent is 8 Miles, an investment firm run by former pop star Bob Geldof. The...

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