Paraguay’s government confirms Spanish tycoon’s company acted illegally

Author: Survival International, Published on: 23 August 2012

Accusations that a ranching company owned by one of Spain’s richest men illegally bulldozed forest inhabited by uncontacted Indians have been upheld by the Paraguayan authorities. The company, Carlos Casado SA…[part of] Grupo San José…[authorities discovered] a huge amount of unauthorised forest clearance…Grupo San José has denied all knowledge of Casado’s activities…[and] Casado denied that any illegal works have been carried out…[The] company’s vice-President, Diego Eduardo León, said, ‘[We] categorically deny carrying out any unauthorized deforestation in Paraguay’…

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