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Daniel VelasquezDaniel Flores Velasquez
Gerente Regional del Programa Honduras 20/20, Región Atlántica
Regional Manager of the Honduras 20/20 Program, Atlantic Region

Encargado de la presa ilegal en Sambo Creek

El Programa Honduras 20/20 esta encargado del desarollo economico de Honduras.
Daniel Flores Velasquez fue jurado el 27 de julio, 2017, por el presidente nacionalista de Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, como Gerente Regional del Programa Honduras 20/20, Región Atlántica. En esa posicion, esta encargado directamente de construir una represa ilegal sobre el Rio Cuyamel.Ahora que JICA, la Japanese International Cooperacion Agency, no esta finanzando el proyecto por el problema de la falta de apoyo de los ciudadanos vecinos en Sambo Creek y Corozal, no se sabe publicamente de donde vienen los fondos.  

La construcion empezo la mañana del intento de asesino del presidente de Sambo Creek, Omar Suazo, un lider en la resistencia contra la represa. El Rio Cuyamel forma parte de las tierras ancestrales de los Garinagu de Sambo Creek.

Dice Flores en la ocasion de su juramento: "He prestado mi juramento para contribuir al desarrollo de mi País y colaborar con el Presidente Juan Orlando Hernández, en su visión para Transformar Honduras y mejorar la calidad de vida de los Hondureños."

Como ex-fiscal del partido nacionalista, no cabe duda que Daniel Flores entiende bien que una parte de los fondos para proyectos de infrastructura en Honduras vienen de fuentes narco o de la corupcion para lavar dinero. El mismo ha participado en la corrupción de su partido, los nacionalistas. Ahora que la JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency ) abandono el proyecto (La Ceiba pierde donación de represa que iba a ser construido por Japón  3/4/2017 La Prensa, Honduras), de donde vienen los fondos por la represa de Cuyamel? -- Mike Perez, 8/20/17

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Flores jurado Flores jurado con Presidente

Daniel Flores, Regional Manager of the Honduras 20/20 Program, Atlantic Region
Head of the ilegal dam in Sambo Creek

The Honduras 20/20 Program is responsible for the economic development of Honduras. Daniel Flores Velasquez was sworn in on July 27, 2017, by the nationalist president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, as Regional Manager of the Honduras 20/20 Program, Atlantic Region. In that position, he is directly responsible for building an illegal dam on the Cuyamel River. Now that JICA, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, is not financing the project because of the problem of the lack of support from neighboring citizens in Sambo Creek and Corozal, It is not publicly known where the funds are coming from.

The construction began the morning of the assassination attempt on Omar Suazo, president of Sambo Creek's Patronato and a leader in the resistance against the dam. The Rio Cuyamel forms part of the ancestral lands of the Garinagu of Sambo Creek.

Flores said on the occasion of his oath: "I have taken my oath to contribute to the development of my country and to collaborate with President Juan Orlando Hernández, in his vision to transform Honduras and improve the quality of life of the Hondurans."

As a former prosecutor of the nationalist party, there is no doubt that Daniel Flores understands well that part of the funds for infrastructure projects in Honduras come from the laundering of narco dollars or of funds from corruption. He himself has participated in his Nationalist party's corruption. Now that JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) has abandoned the project (La Ceiba pierde donación de represa que iba a ser construido por Japón  3/4/2017 La Prensa, Honduras), where do the funds come from for the Cuyamel Dam? -- Mike Perez, 8/20/17

Infrastructure, Corruption, and Money Laundering
Infraestructura, corrupción, y el lavado de dineroarriba

Is the family behind the Barro Blanco Dam caught up in a huge Honduran swindle?  6/18/2017 FaceBook: "Did the Dutch FMO bank and the German DEG bank, both largely based on the taxpayers' money in their respective countries, invest in fraud artists? We already know that they did, from the misrepresentations in the papers filed by GENISA to get permits for the Barro Blanco dam project. They falsely stated that no part of the Ngabe-Bugle Comarca would be affected, whereas in fact part of it stands to be flooded. They falsely stated that no cultural sites would be affected, whereas actually they intend to destroy ancient petroglyphs that many Ngabe consider holy and which are protected by United Nations conventions to which Panama is a party. But is the director of GENISA the same individual who is in jail in Honduras? The Panamanian system is designed to keep you from knowing for sure."

A hidden cost of corruption: environmental devastation  6/16/2017 WaPo: "Among the failings the IDB’s assessment identified, the Honduran government neither adequately consulted with nor compensated affected communities. On a trip to the area last summer, two Honduran naturalists; my sister, artist and photographer Eve Lyman; and I amply confirmed that finding. Villagers told us they signed for government distributions of rice, for example, and those signatures were later used by the state electricity company as evidence that they approved of the dam."

Private-Sector Network Members  5/30/2017 Carnegie Endowment: "As a Patuca III critic put it, “The thing about big dams isn’t that they generate electricity. They generate money for government pockets. The developers are the biggest companies. And big companies, big money also offers big opportunities for money-laundering.”

A spatio-temporal analysis of forest loss related to cocaine trafficking in Central America  5/16/2017 IOP Science: "We estimated that cocaine trafficking could account for between 15% and 30% of annual national forest loss in these three countries [Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua] over the past decade, and 30% to 60% of loss occurred within nationally and internationally designated protected areas. Cocaine trafficking is likely to have severe and lasting consequences in terms of maintaining moist tropical forest cover in Central America. Addressing forest loss in these and other tropical locations will require a stronger linkage between national and international drug interdiction and conservation policies."

Honduran Gang Used Tropical Storm Agatha to Launder Millions of Drug Money  3/30/2017 OCCRP: ""Los Cachiros," an organized crime group once run by the Maradiaga brothers, allegedly set up several shell companies that were hired by the state to rebuild the destroyed infrastructure. The Honduran daily said the gang then used the companies to launder an estimated US$ 6.4 million of previously made illicit profits."

Honduras Crime Group Used Natural Disaster to Launder Money  3/29/2017 Insight Crime: "The criminal organization reportedly set up several businesses that were hired by state companies to carry out 28 major infrastructure projects in the aftermath of the storm. Authorities believe the projects were supervised by companies that were either controlled by the Cachiros, or did not exist. Honduras' Anti-Corruption Council (Consejo Nacional Anticorrupción - CNA) said one of the state companies implicated in the illegal scheme was the electricity company (Empresa Hondureña de Energía Eléctrica - ENEE), which allegedly paid inflated prices to an enterprise linked with the Cachiros. ENEE representatives, however, have rejected the accusations, saying they were unaware of links between the criminal organization and the companies they hired to carry out projects."

Report: The situation of indigenous peoples in Honduras  7/21/2016 UN Special Rapporteur: "Representatives of the indigenous peoples claimed that, even when they have title to their lands, they face counterclaims from individuals who seek to break up the indigenous lands by launching legal and administrative procedures and by buying land illegally sold by indigenous individuals. Some municipal authorities have been involved in the illegal sale of indigenous lands and have approved or participated in logging, mining or agricultural activities on those lands. The communities with title to their land who face this kind of problem include the Lenca of Lepaterique and Llanos de la Candelaria and also Tolupán tribes in Yoro that have held title to their land since the nineteenth century. In La Mosquitia, the problem is also linked with drug trafficking and money-laundering activities."

Drugs, Dams, and Power: The Murder of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres  3/11/2016 The Intercept: "Cáceres told her she was being “seriously harassed” by three local politicians who she believed were acting at the behest of Desarrollos Energéticos, SA (DESA), the private energy company behind the Agua Zarca dam. DESA is partially controlled by the controversial Honduran Atala family, whose members are involved in a variety of business ventures and suspected by many of having backed the 2009 coup. Best known among them is billionaire Camilo Atala, president of Banco Ficohsa, a regional bank that in 2014 acquired most of Citibank’s assets in the region, making it the largest bank in Honduras."

Cocaine: the new face of deforestation in Central America  3/11/2014 Monga Bay: "Finally, profits from drug trafficking cannot be declared as income and thus must be laundered. Drug cartels often get around this by purchasing remote land and clearing it, allowing them to convert drug-money into legalized private property without leaving a trail. Large ranches or narco-estates formed by deforestation, often masquerade under the fronts of agriculture and oil palm plantations. Land titles are falsified, government officials bribed, and ultimately, such land becomes legalized when unsuspecting legitimate corporations purchase it from “locals” as an agricultural investment."

Narco-Deforestation: Linking Drug Policy and Forest Conservation  2/6/2014 Our World: "A new article published in the journal Science, co-authored by United Nations University researcher Dr. David Wrathall, provides compelling evidence that flows of drugs through the Americas are directly related to deforestation rates in North America’s most biodiverse and biosensitive region. The article, “Drug Policy as Conservation Policy: Narco-Deforestation” is the result of collaboration between researchers at the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and four US universities: The Ohio State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Denver and the University of Idaho."

Drug Trafficking Spurring Deforestation Throughout Central America, Study Finds  2/5/2014 Huff Post: "Before the drug trade arrived, deforestation in Honduras was occurring at about 20 square kilometers per year, she told the BBC. “Under the narco-effect, we see over 60 square kilometers per year. In some parts of Guatemala, the rates are even higher. We’re talking up to 10 percent deforestation rates, which is just staggering.”

Drug Policy as Conservation Policy: Narco-Deforestation  1/31/2014 Science: [behind paywall]


Daniel Flores Diputado
Tres nuevos funcionarios al gobierno  7/27/2017 La Tribuna: "De igual manera, el abogado y notario Daniel Flores Velásquez, ahora gerente regional para el Programa Honduras 20/20 en la zona de Atlántida." [Es responsible del proyecto de represa en el Rio Cuyamel cerca de Sambo Creek y Corozal.]

ONG pagó en un mes más de ocho millones de lempiras a diputados y a otros mafiosos  2/8/2016 Criterio: "La Asociación Nacional de Productores e Industriales de Barrios y Colonias de Honduras (ANPIBCH) pagó más de ocho millones de lempiras en el lapso de un mes a diputados que votaron a favor de los proyectos impulsados por el gobierno y a testaferros que organizaron la mafia mediante la cual se drenaron recursos del Estado… Asimismo a Augusto Cruz Asensio y al exdiputado nacionalista por el departamento de Atlántida y actual director de Educrédito, Daniel Flores Velásquez."

Conozca en detalle la danza del “tilín tilín” para diputados vendidos en el Congreso Nacional  2/8/2016 Criterio: "cheque #19, a nombre de Daniel Flores Velásquez, ex diputado del Partido Nacional por el departamento de Atlántida y actual director de Educrédito, por un monto de 99 mil 800 lempiras, emitido el 16 de diciembre de 2015."

Dos diputados abandonaron las filas de LIBRE por recibir pagos de ONG’s  2/8/2016 Tiempo: "Además de Denis Sánchez, ya identificado como uno de los receptores de estos dineros con cuatro cheques por L. 99,800 y L. 449,100.L.124,750 y Augusto Cruz Ascencio que al perecer recibió un monto de dos millones y medio de lempiras, Eleazar Juárez de Valle de Libre dos cheques por L. 224,550, Daniel Flores Velásquez ex diputado cachureco de Atlántida dos cheques por L. 99,800."

Partido Nacional hostigó judicialmente a opositor por denunciar desvío de fondos del IHSS  5/29/2015 C Libre: "El opositor político y periodista deportivo, Salvador Alejandro Cesar Nasralla Salum, fue querellado ante el Tribunal de Sentencia por haber denunciado que el Partido Nacional, en el poder, recibió cheques provenientes del supuesto saqueo del Instituto Hondureño de Seguridad Social (IHSS)… Como consecuencia, el 29 de mayo de 2015, los directivos del Partido Nacional, Daniel Flores Velásquez, Alberto Chedrani Castañeda, Milton de Jesús Puerto Oseguera, José Rodolfo Zelaya Portillo y Nelly Karina Jeréz Caballero, interpusieron la acción penal contra Nasralla por los presuntos ilícitos de difamación, constitutiva de calumnias e injurias."



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La Ceiba pierde donación de represa que iba a ser construido por Japón  3/4/2017 La Prensa, Honduras: "Nos oponemos porque ese proyecto nos va a afectar el medio ambiente y una pequeña represa que tiene la comunidad en el río, de lo cual nos abastecemos de agua potable. No nos dejará nada solo daños", manifestó Omar Suazo, presidente del patronato de la comunidad garífuna de Sambo."

Drugs, Dams, and Power: The Murder of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres  3/11/2016 The Intercept: "Last year, the group Global Witness named Honduras as the world’s deadliest country for environmental activists. “There is a straight line between environmentalist activism and assassination in Honduras,” said Dr. David Wrathall, a San Jose State University geographer who studies Honduras. Over the last decade, Central America has become awash in drug money, Wrathall says, which frequently ends up entangled in large-scale agriculture and development projects such as dams."



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