Deal history comparison #807

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sucre, Ovejas

Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
Sucre, Ovejas Coordinates: 9.53304035644, -75.2096557617

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Ovejas, Ovejas, Sucre, Colombia

Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
Sucre, Ovejas Coordinates: 9.53304035644, -75.2096557617

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 984
Comment on land area
The Defensoría del Pueblo Report refers 984 hectares in the sales contracts (each one for 12 hectares). About the land in production there is not an specific reference about the size in operation.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
In the source (video) the peasants refer that Arepas Don Juancho produce corn.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Comment on nature of the deal
This case is being investigated because "Arepas Don Juancho" bought land in 2008 (800 ha) at very low prices to several producers but never changed the title because the property in which such lands are located (La Finca Europe) can not be sold only partially. This Finca has been declared indivisible because it is part of the group of properties land restitution program in Colombia. Right now is an "Outright Purchase" but it is being investigated if it was legal.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
There are sales contract but there are no changes in the Deeds, because it would be illegal. That's one reason because it is being investigated.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)

Purchase price

Purchase price
200,000
Purchase price currency
Colombian Peso ($)
Purchase price area type
per ha
Comment on purchase price
Source: El Tiempo News.

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 984
Comment on land area
The Defensoría del Pueblo Report refers 984 hectares in the sales contracts (each one for 12 hectares). About the land in production there is not an specific reference about the size in operation.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
In the source (video) the peasants refer that Arepas Don Juancho produce corn.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Comment on nature of the deal
This case is being investigated because "Arepas Don Juancho" bought land in 2008 (800 ha) at very low prices to several producers but never changed the title because the property in which such lands are located (La Finca Europe) can not be sold only partially. This Finca has been declared indivisible because it is part of the group of properties land restitution program in Colombia. Right now is an "Outright Purchase" but it is being investigated if it was legal.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
There are sales contract but there are no changes in the Deeds, because it would be illegal. That's one reason because it is being investigated.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)

Purchase price

Purchase price
200,000
Purchase price currency
Colombian Peso ($)
Purchase price area type
per ha
Comment on purchase price
Source: El Tiempo News.

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
At the begining the people didn't identified correctly the name of the company (Sometimes they call it Arepas Don Pancho). But investigations indicate the company Arepas Don Juancho

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
At the begining the people didn't identified correctly the name of the company (Sometimes they call it Arepas Don Pancho). But investigations indicate the company Arepas Don Juancho

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
"Masiva compra de tierras a víctimas en Montes de María y Catatumbo; las pagan por debajo de su valor", by Marisol Gómez Giraldo, eltiempo.com, 29 de marzo de 2009

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-12-10
Comment on data source
Contravía- This video relates the violence in Finca La Europa because the peasants have been attacked and the case is being investigated because They accuse Arepas Don Pancho like author.

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-06-25
Comment on data source
Defensoria del Pueblo - Page 16. Explain the number of hectares acquired by Arepas (984 has in sales contracts)

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-06-09
Comment on data source
The source explains the Arepas Don Juancho owner is a misterious man (sometimes call him Guillermo Vélez or Gabriel Vélez,) He paid 200,000 Pesos per hectare

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
This portal shows the name of the titular of Arepas Don Juancho: Juan Guillermo Velez Jaramillo

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
"Masiva compra de tierras a víctimas en Montes de María y Catatumbo; las pagan por debajo de su valor", by Marisol Gómez Giraldo, eltiempo.com, 29 de marzo de 2009

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-12-10
Comment on data source
Contravía- This video relates the violence in Finca La Europa because the peasants have been attacked and the case is being investigated because They accuse Arepas Don Pancho like author.

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-06-25
Comment on data source
Defensoria del Pueblo - Page 16. Explain the number of hectares acquired by Arepas (984 has in sales contracts)

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-06-09
Comment on data source
The source explains the Arepas Don Juancho owner is a misterious man (sometimes call him Guillermo Vélez or Gabriel Vélez,) He paid 200,000 Pesos per hectare

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
This portal shows the name of the titular of Arepas Don Juancho: Juan Guillermo Velez Jaramillo

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Other
Comment on consultation of local community
The land was bought to the smallholders. But a share of the buyers claim for the reversing the process declaring that the price paid was low and illegal. But other group of buyers don't want to come back to the land

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
The land was bought to the smallholders. But a share of the buyers claim for the reversing the process declaring that the price paid was low and illegal. In fact the land cannot be sold for be a part of the territories of the colombian restitution program. The sale contract exists but the Deeds haven't changed, it couldn't be possible legally.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
They are conflict with the whole people of the Finca Europa, tpeople are being harassed (130 families)

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Other
Comment on consultation of local community
The land was bought to the smallholders. But a share of the buyers claim for the reversing the process declaring that the price paid was low and illegal. But other group of buyers don't want to come back to the land

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
The land was bought to the smallholders. But a share of the buyers claim for the reversing the process declaring that the price paid was low and illegal. In fact the land cannot be sold for be a part of the territories of the colombian restitution program. The sale contract exists but the Deeds haven't changed, it couldn't be possible legally.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
They are conflict with the whole people of the Finca Europa, tpeople are being harassed (130 families)

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Comment on former land owner
The land was bought to the smallholders. But a share of them claim for the reversing the process declaring that the price paid was low and illegal

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Comment on former land owner
The land was bought to the smallholders. But a share of them claim for the reversing the process declaring that the price paid was low and illegal

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Issue with size. Review all comments. Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: Like in much cases with issues, this is about the surface of land exactly hold by "investors". In this case (related with the cases 801 & 803), the 1200 ha owned by Arepas Don Pancho are not based upon an official source (but upon a local testimony). Moreover, the problem exceeds the 3000 ha of sold land mentioned for a specific municipality, but concerns all the land abandoned by peasants displaced by violence, at the scale of the country. The land protection program, which depends of the presidency, freezed transactions upon more than 3 millions of ha. Much of this land could be appropriated by opportunist actors, sometimes through violence. M. Macedo: The case is being questioned by the government for the legal irregularities in the whole process and for its violence background

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Issue with size. Review all comments. Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: Like in much cases with issues, this is about the surface of land exactly hold by "investors". In this case (related with the cases 801 & 803), the 1200 ha owned by Arepas Don Pancho are not based upon an official source (but upon a local testimony). Moreover, the problem exceeds the 3000 ha of sold land mentioned for a specific municipality, but concerns all the land abandoned by peasants displaced by violence, at the scale of the country. The land protection program, which depends of the presidency, freezed transactions upon more than 3 millions of ha. Much of this land could be appropriated by opportunist actors, sometimes through violence. M. Macedo: The case is being questioned by the government for the legal irregularities in the whole process and for its violence background