Human Wrongs Watch

By Rex Weyler*

15 September, 2017 (Greenpeace)* – After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth – a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” – the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid responsibility. 
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Indigenous Person - Image Courtesy of Amazon WatchImage courtesy of Amazon Watch | Source: Greenpeace

 

In 2011, Indigenous and peasant villagers won an $9.5-billion compensation judgment in Ecuador. Chevron, despite accepting jurisdiction in Ecuador to avoid a US jury trial, refused to pay.

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