Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chevron Runs From Judgment in Ecuador

by: Greg Palast, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis



Chevron Runs From Judgment in Ecuador

Chevron Petroleum Corporation is attempting to slither out of an $8 billion judgment rendered yesterday by a trial court in Ecuador for cancer deaths, illnesses and destruction caused by its Texaco unit.

I've been there, in Ecuador.

I met the victims. They didn't lose their shrimp boats; they lost their kids. Emergildo Criollo, chief of the Cofan natives of the Amazon, told me about his three-year-old. "He went swimming, then began vomiting blood." Then he died.

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