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Brazilian government officials cited in the Paradise Papers

Paradise Papers Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles
Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

On Sunday, dozens of media outlets across the globe began to publish a series of articles based on a massive leak of documents from Appleby, a Bermuda-based law firm specialized in offshore accounts. The files – 13.4 million of them – reveal a vast financial network used by wealthy individuals to hide money from their governments. The list of this network’s beneficiaries include members of the U.S. government, the British royal family … and Michel Temer’s administration.

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles and Blairo Maggi, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, are beneficiaries of companies based in tax havens. Meirelles created a foundation...

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