News & Multimedia from 2011

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Plaintiff's Final Arguments In Ecuador Court Show "Overwhelming" Proof of Chevron Contamination

Plaintiff's Final Arguments In Ecuador Court Show "Overwhelming" Proof of Chevron Contamination

Oil Giant's Liability for Amazon Disaster On Full Display In Public Document

January 24, 2011

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Lawyers for the Amazonian communities suing Chevron have submitted the first part of their final written argument to the Ecuador court, outlining the evidence demonstrating Chevron's liability in the $113 billion environmental damages lawsuit and the fraud behind the company's primary defense of remediation.

Arrests Unlikely To Curb Chevron Shareholder Meeting Protests

January 24, 2011Financial TImes

At Chevron's last shareholder meeting, five people were arrested. And certainly the arrests of those who the company says were troublemakers at the meeting must have been a welcome turn of events for Chevron. Yet it really has not worked out as Chevron might have hoped. There will likely be continued protests at its upcoming shareholder meeting.

Understanding Recent Developments in the Landmark Chevron-Ecuador Case

Winter 2011

After more than 17 years of litigation, the monumental class action against oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) for widespread environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. This briefing paper provides a brief background on this historic legal battle, followed by an outline of some of Chevron's strategies to evade accountability for one of the world's worst ecological disasters.

Risky Business in the Amazon

New Report Reveals Looming Financial, Legal and Reputational Disaster of Belo Monte, World's Third Largest Dam Project

January 19, 2011

Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil – The Belo Monte Dam Complex, slated to begin construction in April along the Xingu River in heart of the Brazilian Amazon, not only threatens ecological integrity and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples and other local communities but also presents tremendous risks for financiers, investors and the country's taxpayers, according to a new report issued by International Rivers and Friends of the Earth – Brazilian Amazonia.

Chevron Trying to Block Testimony of Diego Borja About Falsifying Evidence In Ecuador Trial, Plaintiffs Charge

Chevron Trying to Block Testimony of Diego Borja About Falsifying Evidence In Ecuador Trial, Plaintiffs Charge

Chevron Operative Accused of Defying Court Order

January 18, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Chevron is attempting to block or delay the sworn deposition testimony of the company's Ecuadorian "dirty tricks" operative Diego Borja, the spokesperson for the Ecuadorians suing Chevron for oil contamination in the Amazonian rainforest, charged today.

Colombia's U'wa Face New Threats

U'wa Indigenous Group Confront New Threats to their Lives and Territory

January 2011

Known as "the people who speak", the U'wa are a peaceful Indigenous community of roughly 6,200 people who live in the cloud forest of northeastern Colombia, straddling the border with Venezuela. They have fought against oil development on their land for over 15 years.

Brazil's Belo Monte Dam: A Major Threat to the Amazon and Its People

January 2011

This briefing paper focuses on the Brazilian government's plans to build the third-largest dam in the world and one of the Amazon's most controversial development projects.

Peru: A Year and a Half after the Bagua Massacre: The Strategy of "The Leopard"

January 13, 2011Servindi

Bagua shocked the nation because of its tragic and needless death toll that resulted from the disproportionate and poor handling of a military operation, for which no one has assumed responsibility, and because it showed that the government of Alan García had attempted to surreptitiously bring down the constitutional regime pertaining to the Amazonian Indigenous Peoples' rights to favor big private interests.

Chevron Operatives Leave California After Being Called to Testify About Falsifying Evidence

Diego Borja, Sarah Portilla, & Wayne Hansen Fighting Subpoenas Issued by U.S. Courts

January 6, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Chevron's self-described "clandestine" operations agent Diego Borja, his wife Sarah Portilla, and collaborator Wayne Hansen have left California after two U.S. Federal Courts authorized subpoenas to be served upon them related to charges that they tried to corrupt the environmental trial in Ecuador.

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