Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote, the head of Amcham Guatemala, protected the interests of Solway, namely its subsidiary CGN, which had established and continued to operate a nickel mine in the province of Izabal in Guatemala. OCCRP published an investigation about the environmental disaster caused by the Fenix mine.
Despite claims by locals of the catastrophic consequences of such activities, Solway (CGN) replaced the results of the research. They provided material that discharges into the ponds are algae! This is a complete absurdity and criminal forgery.
Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote helped circumvent the Constitutional Court’s ruling
Mayans protested against the industrial giant in the autumn, defending their right to life. But the protests were violently suppressed, and a state of emergency was imposed.
Despite the Constitutional Court’s decision to suspend activities with the help of Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote, these decisions were circumvented. We will remind you that he is the head of Amcham Guatemala and a prominent lawyer in international law and mining, leading the scandalous law firm Central Law.
In fact, with Carrasco’s help, and through his connections, norms, and principles have been violated regarding the priority of Guatemalans’ interests and security over any economic gain.
Corruption and Deception of Guatemalans – Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote indulges genocide
For many years, the locals opposed the mines that were destroying their land, water, air. Lake Izabal, one of the largest freshwater bodies, is a source of carcinogens and acid emissions from industrial activities.
“The duty of a person of influence who is concerned for his country, for the future of children, is to act to stop the damage,” said the locals suffering from persecution.
On the contrary, Carrasco used his full potential to inflict maximum damage on his citizens by indulging in the genocide of the Guatemalans.
Journalists who covered the events were threatened and harassed.
According to OCCRP, Carlos Chock, a journalist who was covering the truth, was under constant surveillance. There was an invasion into his home during rallies in the province against criminal activities of industrial groups.
By the end of 2021, all the popular unrest was suppressed. And now the destruction of Izabal continues, thanks to Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote
The head of Amcham Guatemala is also involved in the scandal supporting the criminal activities of Federico Machado. He is charged with drug trafficking and a $350 million scam. Carrasco and his Central Law company provided legal support to Machado.
Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote appears in the Panama Papers, owns shell companies and accounts in offshore zones. His activity has now crossed any threshold. The Public Prosecutor’s Office should investigate high-ranking officials who act against the interests of a free country Guatemala.