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1 November 2017
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El Grupo Asesor Internacional de Personas Expertas (GAIPE), integrado por Dan Saxon, Roxanna Altholz, Miguel Ángel Urbina, Jorge Molano y Liliana Uribe Tirado publicó un reporte sobre numerosas conductas delictiva e irregularidades en la investigación...

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14 August 2017
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Author: Alexandra Endes, Zeit Online

Der deutsche Turbinenhersteller Voith Hydro wird das umstrittene Wasserkraftprojekt Agua Zarca in Honduras nicht mehr beliefern. Zwischen Voith Hydro und Desa, dem Betreiber von Agua Zarca, bestehen keine Vertragsverbindungen mehr. Das bestätigte das...

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13 July 2017

"Defenders of the Earth: Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016"

Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)

In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental  defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared  to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...

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10 July 2017
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Los bancos de desarrollo holandés y finés confirmaron su salida del proyecto hidroeléctrico Agua Zarca de la empresa DESA. La salida se da tras una investigación, varias denuncias de abusos a derechos humanos e indígenas y el asesinato de la defensora...

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10 July 2017

Honduras: FMO & FinnFund confirm exit from Agua Zarca project to “reduce international & local tensions”

FMO (Netherlands Development Finance Institution) and Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation) announced their exit of the hydroelectric project Agua Zarca from the company DESA. The exit takes place after investigations, protests and the...

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7 July 2017

European banks pull out of Honduras dam project after killings of activists

Author: Associated Press, NBCNews (USA)

…Two European development banks financing construction of a controversial dam project in Honduras have pulled out following the murders of local activists including Berta Caceres, a 2015 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize…Caceres, a...

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6 July 2017

COPINH communicates that FMO and Finn Fund have confirmed their official exit from the murderous Agua Zarca Project

Author: Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) (Honduras)

…The banks' exit responds to the denouncements and indefatigable struggle the communities organized in COPINH have carried out against the financing by banks of projects that openly violate the rights of Lenca communities and have been imposed and...

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6 July 2017
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Author: Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) (Honduras)

…Esta salida responde a las denuncias y lucha incansable que el COPINH ha realizado en contra del financiamiento por parte de bancos a proyectos que abiertamente violan los derechos de las comunidades Lencas y son impuestos y desarrollados mediante el...

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6 July 2017
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Author: Criterio (Honduras)

 …El Banco Holandés de Desarrollo (FMO, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Fondo Finlandés para la Cooperación Industrial (FinnFund), dos de los mayores inversionistas de la represa Agua Zarca en Honduras, anunciaron hoy su salida del proyecto. Este suceso...

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6 July 2017

FMO and Finnfund finalize exit Agua Zarca

Author: FMO & Finnfund

…Two of the lenders of the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras, FMO (Netherlands Development Finance Institution), Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation), together with owner and developer DESA, mutually agreed to end their existing...

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