Deal #4002

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Atlantida, Honduras

Target country
Honduras
Comment on location
Nueva Esperanza Community

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
11000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 1000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Mining

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2004] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2011] Startup phase (no production)

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Lenir Perez is the owner

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-07-04
Comment on data source
It points the Mining Company attacked to the local community.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-07-28
Comment on data source
It relates the attacks to the local people from the Company. The concession is for iron oxide, but there is gold too in the zone, it is possible that they going to exploit gold, but they don't have permission to exploit it.

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-07-26
Comment on data source
It points that the conflicts between "Minerales Victoria" and the local people started on 2011 (when the company arrived)

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
the people were attacked for the company and for the Police, many local leaders have received death threats. Just 3 of 45 local families support the mining activities in the zone. Recently, the company Minerales Victoria was involved in kidnapping of two journalists

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Comment on former land use
livestock

Overall comment

Overall comment
It points that the conflicts between "Minerales Victoria" and the local people started on 2011 (when the company arrived). This company has the concession to exploit iron oxide and recently it was involved in kidnapping of two journalists

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