KENÉ, Instituto de Estudios Forestales y Ambientales

Amazonía Arrasada: El plan financiero del grupo Melka

 

Cómo un empresario vinculado con inversiones en Malasia construyó en la selva peruana una especie de zona liberada que le permitió acceder a tierras y poner en marcha plantaciones a gran escala sin respetar la ley.

 

Investigación completa sobre la deforestación de más de 13 mil hectáreas de bosques en la Amazonía peruana por el cultivo de palma aceitera y cacao en manos de un conglomerado de empresas del estadounidense Dennis Melka.

Descentralización,

Seguridad Ciudadana y Política Anticorrupción

 

  • Aportes desde la academia peruana al debate electoral
  • ¿Qué preguntas deben responder los candidatos?
  • Seguridad ciudadana
  • Descentralización
  • Políticas anticorrupción

Anticorrupción en el Perú

Propuestas de Lineamientos de Política

 

La corrupción es uno de los mayores obstáculos para el desarrollo de los países:

 

  • Distorsiona el cumplimiento de la ley
  • Socava las bases institucionales para el crecimiento económico
  • Debilita los valores de la sociedad democrática y sus instituciones
  • Genera pérdida de confianza de la población, y cuantiosos daños sociales y económicos al Estado

UNITED CACAO BREAKS AIM RULES

Indigenous, environmental, and rights groups call for removal from London Stock Exchange

 

We the undersigned organizations write to notify you of our grave concerns related to ongoing illegal deforestation of at least 11,118 hectares in the Peruvian Amazon being financed by capital generated in the Alternative Investments Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The company implicated, United Cacao Limited SEZC (hereinafter, United Cacao) whose ticker symbol is “CHOC,” along with its Peruvian subsidiaries, began trading on AIM in December 2014. At that time, one of the company’s subsidiaries, Cacao del Peru Norte, was responsible for at least 1,944 hectares of illegal deforestation of Amazon rainforest. The illegal clearing of rainforest by Cacao del Peru Norte has continued to date despite orders by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture to cease all such operations on Dec. 9, 2014.

 

Two related Peruvian companies to which United Cacao has provided financing, Plantaciones de Pucallpa and Plantaciones de Ucayali, are responsible for at least an additional 9,174 hectares of illegal deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

 

We call upon AIM and UK market regulators to immediately undertake a robust and transparent investigation into United Cacao, its subsidiaries, and related companies that have received financing from United Cacao for violations of current AIM Rules and AIM’s UK enabling law(s), and sanction them for any violations found. This investigation must include an examination and publication of the beneficial ownership structure of United Cacao, its subsidiaries, and related companies, as well as information about any links to other plantation, agro-commodity trading, or retail companies.

 

Given the egregious and on-going non-compliance with AIM rules, we believe United Cacao and its CEO should be suspended and barred from trading on the exchange. Information about the investigation and any subsequent sanctions must be published in a timely manner, in order for these actions to have credibility with the public. Additionally, AIM should examine and amend its rules to explicitly prevent companies operating in violation of the law in countries of operation to raise funds on the exchange. Finally, given that much of the information about United Cacao’s subsidiary’s actions in Peru has been public for at least two years, AIM and the London Stock Exchange must exert more active oversight of traded companies to ensure that funds being raised are not used to finance actors violating AIM Rules or national or international laws.

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