The only red oil extractor that existed in the Marcelino Mariduena area, who was 45 years old and still operated well in 2011, was dismantled and reduced to scrap, informed workers of the El Carmelo, also known as the Takara farm, located 10 minutes from the El Daular of Agricultural Mercedes.
The estate of 501 hectares is the agricultural part of the company Olytrasa, seized to the brothers Isaias Dassum in 2008. The producer of El Monarca oil and other products is now in the hands of the Management Unit of Public Law (Ugedep). The income tax of the company fell from $ 15,101.51 in 2008 to $ 0 in 2009, 2010 and 2011, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Melvin Azofeifa Vargas and Rafael Guerrero Robayo, the new managers, who took over in January 2012, said the extractor has been slowly being dismantled. While workers who prefer not to give their names to avoid any retaliation, want the government to know what happens, they believe that the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, is unaware of it.