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Protestors Target Mining Giant Vale in Brazil

Activists attend Rio shareholder meeting, call out company's severe labor, human rights and environmental violations

April 20, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – On Wednesday over 150 demonstrators from communities and workers affected by the operations of Brazilian multinational giant Vale staged a protest at its corporate headquarters in downtown Rio de Janeiro, coinciding with an annual shareholders meeting.

Judge Suspends Construction License for Controversial Teles Pires Dam in the Brazilian Amazon

Public Prosecutors and Federal Judge cite violations of indigenous peoples' rights, guaranteed by Brazilian Constitution and international law

March 30, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – A federal judge in Brazil has suspended the construction license of the Teles Pires hydroelectric dam in the Brazilian Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the Kayabi, Apiaká and Mundurucu indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.

No April Fool's Joke: Monsanto Voted Biggest "Corporate Fool" with the Worst Business Practices for 2012

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chevron Are Runners-Up in Facebook Balloting

March 29, 2012

Just in time for April Fool's Day, Green America announced the winners of its online contest to determine the biggest "Corporate Fool": Agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto came in first, followed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chevron.

ILO Says Brazil Violated Convention 169 in Belo Monte Case

International Labor Organization confirms government violated indigenous rights

March 7, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – A report released by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations for the International Labor Organization (ILO) found the Brazilian government directly violated the rights of indigenous communities in the Xingu region of the Amazon while plowing forward with the controversial Belo Monte Dam project.

Chevron Paid Thousands to Influence Government Trade Talks

February 24, 2012

Washington, DC – Chevron Corp. paid thousands of dollars to sponsor an exclusive corporate reception today in Washington, DC, which will be attended by foreign ambassadors and U.S. state governors, in an effort to influence ongoing talks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"Water is Life" Mobilization against Oil Threat to Water Supply in Peruvian Amazon

North American companies threaten to exploit oil on Nanay River, principle Iquitos water source

February 1, 2012

Iquitos, Peru – Today, hundreds of residents from the Amazonian city of Iquitos in Peru plan to converge on the streets to defend their human right to clean water and denounce ConocoPhillips, Gran Tierra and Talisman Energy.

Brazilian Mining Giant Vale Voted Worst Corporation in the World

Brazilian Mining Giant Vale Voted Worst Corporation in the World

Company wins prize for leading share in the Belo Monte Dam

January 30, 2012

San Francisco, CA – After 21 days of public voting, Brazilian iron-ore mining corporation Vale picked up the Public Eye Award, known as the "Nobel Prize of Shame" in the corporate world.

Protestors Paralyze Belo Monte Dam Construction Works

New Construction Prompts Radical Intervention in Brazilian Amazon

January 18, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Major construction on the Belo Monte Dam commenced on the Xingu River in a series of developments that took place during Brazil's New Year holidays, signaling a new phase in the Brazilian government's intentions to sidestep environmental legislation and human rights conventions to build the world's third largest hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon. The project's first river blockades, known as coffer dams, currently extend into the Xingu and dry out a stretch of the river, allowing for its permanent damming. Today local protestors paralyzed construction at the dam site, affirming that resistance to the project is far from over.

Ecuador Appellate Judges Outraged by Chevron's Abuse of Judicial Process

In Meticulous Review, Panel Finds Ample Evidence to Support $18 Billion Judgment Against Oil Giant

January 4, 2011

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Members of the appellate panel in Ecuador that affirmed the $18 billion judgment against Chevron for contaminating the Amazon rainforest were clearly outraged at the oil giant's abuse of the judicial process.

Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

$18 Billion Decision in Landmark Contamination Case Further Vindication for Thousands of Rainforest Residents

January 4, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Yesterday, an Ecuadorian appellate court upheld a historic $18 billion award against Chevron for the company's deliberate contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The decision is the largest environmental award ever handed down and the result of an 18-year legal battle brought by some 30,000 indigenous peoples and farmers seeking a clean up of contaminated sites, clean drinking water, and health care.

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