German Public Bank Cancels Financing for Dinant Corporation

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German Public Bank Cancels Financing for Dinant Corporation
By: FIAN International
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:34 Fian Internacional


Miguel Facussé, owner of Dinant Corporation

DEG (Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft), an investment bank of the German government based in Cologne, announced yesterday in a letter to the International Committee of FIAN that after analyzing the land conflict in Honduras' Lower Aguán they have decided to terminate their contractual relationship with Honduras' Dinant Corporation.

As a result, the DEG announced that it will not be going forward with the loan it previously agreed to with that corporation. The owner of Dinant Corporation, Miguel Facussé, previously mentioned in a 2010 interview that the DEG had agreed to loan him $20 million US.

Prior to this decision, FIAN International had presented to DEG the “Preliminary Report of the International Mission” that had investigated human rights violations in the Lower Aguán, located on Honduras' Atlantic coastline. That mission, which took place between February 25th and March 3rd, 2011, was a joint effort of the international organizations APRODEV, CIFCA, FIAN International, FIDH, Rel-UITA, and Vía Campesina, with support from national human rights organizations COFADEH, CDM, CIPRODEH, the Truth Commission and FIAN Honduras. On March 25th, 2011, the preliminary report was delivered to the Special Rapporteur for Honduras at the Inter-American Human Rights Commission in Washington.

Due to the serious human rights violations documented in this report, when combined with the collected evidence regarding the involvement of Miguel Facussé's hired private security services in those violations, specifically the murder of peasant farmers in the Lower Aguán, FIAN had asked DEG to reevaluate it's contractual relationship with these businesses, especially Dinant Corporation, and suspend it's financial agreements with them.


Dinant Corporation in the Bajo Aguán

FIAN commends DEG's important decision to follow the recommendations of the International Mission, which stated, “we ask that, in the specific case of the Lower Aguán, all those with bilateral agreements and multilateral banks should reevaluate all financial agreements with the public security forces and private companies involved in acts of violence, kidnapping, and human rights violations in the region.”

Martin Wolpold Bosien, FIAN's Central America Coordinator, believes that DEG's decision is a very important step: “FIAN welcomes this decision as it may have a positive effect in preventing further human rights violations against the peasant farming communities of the Lower Aguán, by making those responsible for the violence aware that such behavior has financial costs.”

“Also,” continues Wolpold-Bosien, “the decision strengthens similar demands on other finance agencies that continue financing the implicated companies, such as the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the British Government by way of the Clean Development Mechanism.”


Banco público alemán retira financiamiento a Corporación Dinant
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:34 Fian Internacional

El banco público para el desarrollo DEG (Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft), con sede en Colonia/Alemania, informó el día de ayer en un escrito dirigido al secretariado internacional de FIAN que después de analizar en profundidad la situación del conflicto agrario en el Bajo Aguán, Honduras, tomó la decisión de no seguir la relación contractual con la Corporación Dinant en Honduras.
El DEG declara que, por lo tanto, no desembolsará el préstamo acordado anteriormente con esta empresa. El propietario de la Corporación Dinant, Miguel Facussé, había indicado en una entrevista con la prensa nacional en 2010, que el préstamo acordado con la DEG era de 20 millones de USD.

Previamente a esta decisión, FIAN Internacional había presentado al DEG el “Informe Preliminar de la Misión Internacional” que entre el 25 de febrero y 3 de marzo del 2011 había investigado las violaciones de Derechos Humanos en el Bajo Aguán, en el litoral atlántico de Honduras. Esta misión se realizó como un esfuerzo conjunto de las redes internacionales APRODEV, CIFCA, FIAN Internacional, FIDH, Rel-UITA y Vía Campesina, contando con el apoyo de las organizaciones nacionales de derechos humanos COFADEH, CDM, CIPRODEH, Comisión de Verdad y FIAN Honduras. El informe preliminar de la misión se había entregado también el 25 de marzo de 2011 en Washington al Relator para Honduras de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.

Ante las graves violaciones de derechos humanos documentadas en este informe, así como las evidencias recogidas sobre el involucramiento de servicios de seguridad privada contratados por las empresas de Miguel Facussé en abusos de derechos humanos , en particular, en asesinatos de campesinos en el Bajo Aguán, FIAN había solicitado al DEG revisar su relación contractual con estas empresas, especialmente con la Corporación Dinant, y suspender su cooperación financiera con ellas.

FIAN saluda esta decisión importante del DEG, ya que sigue las recomendaciones emitidas por la Misión Internacional: “Solicitamos que en el caso particular del Bajo Aguán la cooperación bilateral y los bancos multilaterales revisen todos sus acuerdos de cooperación financiera con las fuerzas de seguridad pública y las empresas privadas presuntamente involucradas en actos de violencia, hostigamiento y violaciones de derechos humanos en la región”.

Martin Wolpold Bosien, coordinador de FIAN para Centro América, considera que la decisión del DEG es un paso muy importante: “FIAN da la bienvenida a esta decisión, porque puede tener un efecto positivo para prevenir más violaciones de derechos humanos contra las comunidades campesinas en el Bajo Aguán, al hacer entender a los actores que generan la represión que tal comportamiento tiene costos financieros”.

“También”, sigue Wolpold-Bosien, ”refuerza peticiones similares presentadas a otras agencias de cooperación que siguen financiando las empresas denunciadas, tal como es el caso de la Corporación Financiera Internacional del Banco Mundial, el Banco Interamericano para el Desarrollo, y el gobierno británico en el marco del Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio“.

Ver el Informe Preliminar de la Misión Internacional

Ver Campaña de Cartas de Salva la Selva al gobierno británico

Comments

Where are the Miguel Facussé flag wavers???

¨We are so proud of how we defended our Honduran Constitution from Mel and Chavez...¨
· La Gringa - Caceres - Riomonga

Well those boys are gone...
Thanks to you of course La Gringa - Caceres - Riomonga..
Wow...
I am so relieved Honduras is home sweet home again...

But wait...
Seems we have subversive guerrilla forces within the borders of Honduras once again...

¨Due to the serious human rights violations documented in this report, when combined with the collected evidence regarding the involvement of Miguel Facussé's hired private security services in those violations, specifically the murder of peasant farmers in the Lower Aguán, FIAN had asked DEG to reevaluate it's contractual relationship with these businesses, especially Dinant Corporation, and suspend it's financial agreements with them.¨

La Gringa - Caceres - Riomonga -
Report says...
¨...specifically the murder of peasant farmers in the Lower Aguán...¨
¨Miguel Facussé's hired private security services...¨
Does not say paid hooligan thugs from Nicaragua or Venezuela...

How come you guys are not defending your number one man...
Strange to see you speechless...

Oh I know your next words guys...
Chavez paid big petro dinero to...
DEG (Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft), an investment bank of the German government based in Cologne -
To blame Facussé...

Busted again...

Miguel's a big lad

Actually, PatucaWimp, I didn't think it was worth commenting on...
But since you insist...
Miguel's a big lad...
He can look after himself...
What's a paltry $20 million to him?...
BTW, how come your hero is still sunning himself in the old DR?...
Perhaps he doesn't have a job to come back to...
Why don't you give him one - he can play with your good old veggies all day...

Honduran Campesinos Heroes

Honduran Campesinos are my heroes´...
Not Honduran politicians...
Nor Gringo politicians...

Mel dropped the ball as well...
But he did leave those pesky Resistance fighters for you Riomonga...

The Peoples Voice - http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2011/04/11/police-brutali...

Good thing history has taught me...
Tryanny has always failed...

No...
Mel will not be returning any time soon to Honduras...
No need to really...
The Resistance has unmasked the faces of many...

Now Germany and France have seen the truth regarding your lad Riomonga...

¨In recent years, Miguel Facussé and his associates have been accused of assassinating more than twenty peasant farmers who have been occupying land in Honduras' Lower Aguán, land they say was illegally stolen by Facussé.
Facussé even admitted on public television that his guards had killed five peasants, yet there has been no judicial process against him.¨
Source - http://quotha.net/node/1721

You are right Riomonga...
Miguel - thinks - he is untouchable...
But Miguel will cool off in the Aguan Valley...
Seems your boy wants to build a steel plant in Honduras...

Seems the Repression Agenda is failing in the Americas...
ALBA is still intact...
Pepe knows he needs Chavez to get back into OEA...
And PetroCaribe...

I place my bet here Riomonga...
Somebody is pushing for a Honduran Civil War...
Somebody...
Does not truly understand the Honduran people...

The Honduran people are a sleeping giant...

¨Viene Mel¨ - No - ¨Vino Mel¨

La Gringa - Caceres - Riomonga

Mel was hoping to see you guys at Toncontin Airport yesterday...

Even I am amazed how quickly things turned around for Mel since Lobo met with Chavez April 9.2011 in Colombia...
Curious as to why Washington changed their postion regarding Mel...

I told you La Gringa - Caceres - Riomonga...
You would never stop the Resistencia...

Need To Get Back To Our Frijol Bean Crop

Gracias Adrienne...

Need to get back to our farm...
We are looking for solutions for our Honduran Campesino neighbors...
Action with passion...
Action without Hondurans having to die...

We are grateful Adrienne is keeping the Honduran Disinformation Network on a short leash...

The Globalist Regime is crumbling...
And they know it...

Gracias Adrienne for allowing me to post here...
You are always welcome at our farm in Olancho...

Hold the line Adrienne...
Hold the line...