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Colombian environmental authority, CORMACARENA (Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Área de Manejo Especial la Macarena), has ordered oil palm company Poligrow Colombia Ltda (Poligrow) to suspend operations due to alleged environmental infractions, and has initiated a sanctioning process against it.
Operating out of Mapiripán, Meta Colombia, Poligrow is expected to suspend specific activities including: dumping industrial waste waters into local forests and natural palm groves (morichales), impeding natural water flow by means of a cement dike without permit, disposing oil palm crop stalks directly onto the soil, using water from Macondo Spout for industrial use, and dumping leachates from the company’s compost area. The suspension is for six months or until the violations are resolved.
In occasion of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) from 17-21 October 2016, Libera, will take part at the meeting with a delegation. Around 800 government representatives, crime experts and civil society partners will meet next week in Vienna to discuss the global challenges of transnational[…]
Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday accused an Italian journalist of faking an investigative report that purportedly showed him purchasing weapons from arms smugglers in Sarajevo. The report, aired Sunday on the Italia 1 channel, involved journalist Luigi Pelazza talking to several men with blurred faces who showed him weapons and claimed to have[…]
A narrow win for Colombia’s opponents to a government peace deal with FARC rebels has thrown the country into disarray, leading one journalist to starkly declare, “Nobody really knows what will happen tomorrow.” Likened to the fallout from the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” referendum, the vote’s unexpected failure has left the Colombian political classes reeling and[…]
En que se narra la condena de una gobernanta digna e inocente por una banda de corrupto s de la mente y de las finanzas (ESP)-(IT)
The founder of Liberation Theology, Leonardo Boff, writes about the sentence against the President Dilma Rousseff, wanted by a group of corrupt through a parliamentary coup d’état. The impeachment relies on lords of power affairs, joined with part of the manipulated press, the national conservative parties, a section of the Public Office and the military police. Further the brazilian Supreme Court sustained unworthily and impartially the political operation. It not only deals with an attack to the president, but against the participatory democracy. This policy represents the most dramatic return to neoliberalism, considering attributes of the market principles, based on competition and not collaboration, undertaking the social politics, privatizing health and educational system, and affecting the social achievements of workers.
A pizzeria in southern Calabria tries to attract the clientele using out of the ordinary methods. If a customer feels like eating pizza with mozzarella, sharp salami and peas he will be forced to order a so-called „Pizza ’ndrangheta”. Certain customers voiced their outrage due to the unfortunate diffusion of mafia-related topics in day-to-day life.[…]
Libera’s commitment in Europe have seen the association involved in the promotion and realization of the intergroup on Integrity, Transparency, Corruption and Organized crime established in the European Parliament in January 2015. Friday 16th September The ITCO intergroup urgently calls on the EPP, S&D and ALDE groups to no longer block the vote on[…]
On 8 and 9 September 2016, Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre, in co-operation with the Slovakian EU Council Presidency, organised an expert meeting in The Hague on Migrant Smuggling and Financial Investigations. Approximately 80 experts from migrant smuggling investigation authorities, financial intelligence units and asset recovery offices from EU Member States, Third Parties and the[…]
The 14th of September a court in Bosnia has sentenced 17 members of an organized crime group to 101 years in jail combined for a series of murders and robberies worth over 5 million euro. Prosecutors said in a statement issued Wednesday they were satisfied with the outcome of the “most extensive” organized crime case[…]
EUROPE will soon have more physical barriers on its national borders than it did during the Cold War. The ongoing refugee crisis, combined with Ukraine’s conflict with Russia, saw governments plan and construct border walls and security fences across the continent in 2015. On September 15th Hungary completed a fence along its border with Serbia, a[…]