News & Multimedia from 2003

Showdown in the Ecuadoran Jungle - Rare Class-Action Pollution Trial Pits Indians Against U.S. Oil Company

October 23, 2003 | Washington Post Foreign Service

Lago Agrio, Ecuador - Under a warm setting sun, a half dozen children gathered Tuesday around a plastic tub filling with water from a tube snaking from the ground. [...]More »

At Last, ChevronTexaco’s Cover-Up about Remediation is Scientifically Confirmed New Study by Plaintiffs Proves that Each One of the 207 Waste Pits “Cleaned Up” Contains Petroleum The 1,200-Page Study to be Presented Today in Court

October 22, 2003 | Press Release

Lago Agrio — As part of the new study, researchers drilled to depths of 3 meters en each of the 207 waste pits that supposedly cleaned up by Texaco. Results indicate that all of them had significant concentrations of petroleum. The study was conducted by PetroEcuador, the State-owned oil company and the Amazon Defense Fronte (Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia) under the supervision of PetroEcuador. [...]More »

Ecuadorans Put Chevron on Trial Company Accused in Class-Action Lawsuit of Despoiling Amazon Region with Crude

October 21, 2003 | San Francisco Chronicle

A class-action lawsuit against oil giant ChevronTexaco opened today in a small, cinderblock courthouse in a frontier oil town in the Ecuadorian rainforest, charging the company with despoiling the environment with millions of gallons of spilled crude oil during the 1970s and '80s. [...]More »

Historic Trial Against ChevronTexaco Begins Tomorrow in Ecuador; Protests at Company’s Headquarters in California

October 20, 2003 | Press Release

30,000 Rainforest Peoples Against The Company, Demanding A Full Cleanup of Extensive Pollution In Ecuadorian Amazon First Time U.S. [...]More »

Sucesion Presidencial y Asamblea Nacional Constituyente

October 17, 2003 | Press Release

A LA OPINION PUBLICA NACIONAL La Organizacion Indigena Chiquitana (OICH), preocupada por la crisis nacional que vive el pais y conocedores de la conducta del gobierno con los sectores y mas excluidos y marginados de nuestro pais, como somos los indigenas, campesinos, mineros y obreros, asi tambien ante las extremas medidas dirigidas contra la gente que clama la soberania de nuestro pais y resguarda nues [...]More »

Corruption has bled democracy

October 16, 2003 | Campaign Update

(espanol sigue ingles) By Jorge Cortés F. CEADES BOLIVIA ceadescz@entelnet.bo In May of the 2003 in the Seoul 11th International Anticorruption Conference (IACC) we denounced the serious problems of corruption that characterize the Bolivian government and the disastrous consequences this had for Bolivia. The current slaughter of defenseless people and the consequent crisis of the democracy [...]More »

Speech by Bianca Jagger in Quito Following Her Tour of Amazon Region Contaminated by ChevronTexaco

October 11, 2003 | Campaign Update

(version en espanol sigue ingles) Welcome and thank you for coming. I am going to talk about what I have witnessed in the last few days in the Ecuadorian Amazon during my first trip to your beautiful country.  I have spent much of the last two decades traveling the world to defend victims of human rights violations and war crimes. [...]More »

Bianca Jagger Promotes Lawsuit Against ChevronTexaco in Ecuador

October 10, 2003 | By Associated Press

Quito, Ecuador - Celebrity activist Bianca Jagger criticized U.S. oil company ChevronTexaco, which is being sued by a group of poor Ecuadoreans who say the company\'s past drilling damaged their rainforest homeland. The plaintiffs, represented by U.S. [...]More »

Environmental “Trial of Century” Pits 50,000 Ecuadorian Rainforest People Against ChevronTexaco… Bianca Jagger To Visit Amazon Rainforest In Ecuador Case of Rainforest Peoples Against ChevronTexaco To Begin Oct. 21 In Lago Agrio, Sucumbios First

October 8, 2003 | Press Release

New York, NY and Lago Agrio, Ecuador - International human rights advocate Bianca Jagger will arrive in Ecuador this week to begin a historic tour of the Amazon jungle only two weeks before the start of a landmark trial in Lago Agrio where rainforest peoples are seeking to force ChevronTexaco to clean up the environmental contamination left behind from Texaco’s drilling operations. [...]More »

El “Juicio Ambiental del Siglo” Enfrenta a 50.000 Habitantes del Oriente Contra ChevronTexaco… Bianca Jagger Visita la Selva Amazónica del Ecuador en la Víspera del Histórico Juicio Multimillonario El caso de los habitantes del Oriente contra C

October 8, 2003 | Press Release

Nueva York, NY (Estados Unidos) y Lago Agrio, Ecuador - La líder de los derechos humanos internacionales Bianca Jagger llegará al Ecuador esta semana para dar inicio a una histórica recorrida por la selva amazónica apenas dos semanas antes del comienzo del juicio sin precedentes a celebrarse en Lago Agrio, donde los habitantes de la región procuran obligar a ChevronTexaco a limpiar la contaminación ambiental que deja [...]More »

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