Thursday, October 19, 2017
An Ecuadorean court has upheld the ruling that Chevron must pay for the environmental damage it has caused, but reduced the amount by more than half.
Legal battles in the United States are obscuring the fact that communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon have received no compensation from Texaco/Chevron for environmental damage caused over 20 years.
The oil giant is using SLAPP litigation to stifle human rights advocates and, in Ecuador, to stall compensation claims for environmental damage caused by its operations in the Amazon.

Ecocide in Ecuador

The collapse of Yasuni Initiative has allowed pristine parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon to become vulnerable to oil exploration.
President Correa's cancellation of the fund to protect ... is a blow both to the environment and to people everywhere. It will do nothing to reduce poverty.
President Correa blames the international community's failure to compensate Ecuador for not extracting oil. His critics say he was never serious.
Una propuesta multi- e interdisciplinaria que conjuga las artes literarias y visuales contemporaneas en el Ecuador.

Banana Link

Banana Link is working towards fair and sustainable banana and pineapple production and trade in close partnership with banana workers unions and small farmers organisations.
Limited interest by oil companies in bidding for new contracts suggests international opposition is having some effect.
ALBA was Hugo Chávez' pet project. Will it survive him, and will Correa, Morales and the other leaders be able to carry out his vision?

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