OjoPúblico acceded to Ecuatorians records of exports of gold, and identified 140 companies that sent on commercial flights 74 tons of gold abroad, which had as main destinations US companies between 2011 and 2014.
The Brazilian company, involved in a huge corruption case in Brazil, will build a dam that will flood towns of Cajamarca and Amazonas regions, and will displace thousand people.
Prosecutor identifies Swiss companies MKS and Metalor in money laundering on investigations against their suppliers of gold in Madre de Dios, Peru.
Ojo Público and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) toured the main centers of illegal gold production in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador. See the map
The secret history of the companies that financed with millions of dollars the purchase of illegal gold in South America.
Dennis Melka is identified as financier of a network of 25 companies that have purchased hundreds of properties in the Peruvian Amazon, according to the report by the Environmental Investigation Agency organization.
The latest statistics from National Forest Programme of Peru -analyzed by the data team of OjoPúblico- estimate that between 2003 and 2013 Peru lost 1’306.507 hectares of Amazonian forests.
OjoPúblico and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA, in Spanish) started distributing “Roads of Gold” (#Rutasdeloro): stories about illegal mining in the Amazon in five countries in the region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru .
After 15 years of oil exploitation and six months before of the end of its contract, Pluspetrol fight in court for not paying millions in fines by environmental violations.
Peruvian government and Interpol detected that 68% of the documents used to justify the millionaire sale of timber from the Amazon contained false information.