The Paradise Papers, a massive new leak of 13.4 million documents from the shady world of the offshore financial system, has made headlines across the globe this week, as journalists publish revelation after revelation. Figures like Queen Elizabeth II, her son Prince Charles, Bono, Shakira and Wilbur Ross, US President Donald's Trump's commerce secretary have found their actions pushed into the spotlight, as well as famed multinational corporations such as Apple, Nike, Uber and Glencore. Yet much of the information in the English-speaking media has given little detail about Argentina's connection to the Paradise Papers.
This week, the Buenos Aires Times brings you all you need to know about the Argentines named in the Paradise Papers as award-winning journalist Emilia Delfino - one of only seven journalists in Argentina with access to the files - walks us through the details and the hidden connections. Delfino, an investigative reporter with Perfil, has broken many of these stories and is the person best placed to explain why and how Finance Minister Luis Caputo and Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren have found themselves in the headlines. Accompanying our main piece, Agustino Fontevecchia gives us his take on the story of the week and we catch up on the global fallout following the leak.
In our opinion columns, Michael Soltys tackles this week's Economic Questions and James Neilson gives us his views in As I See It. Carolina Barros, meanwhile, explains how President Macri's trip to New York showed off his new foreign policy approach and she walks us through his recalculation.
Elsewhere, we catch up on the week's biggest stories, including President Mauricio Macri's visit to New York, the developments in the Alberto Nisman case (which was this week altered into a murder investigation), a political crisis in Britain and Venezuela's battle to avoid defaulting. Silvia Rottenberg and Esteban Colombet bring us up to speed with the best cultural highlights and Dan Edwards asks if anyone can stop Boca Juniors' march to the Superliga title.