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Argentine Judge Slaps Embargo on $19 Billion in Chevron Assets

Argentine Judge Slaps Embargo on $19 Billion in Chevron Assets

November 7, 2012

In a major blow to Chevron's effort to avoid paying a historic $19 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, an Argentine judge today signed the first of what is expected to be many orders freezing billions of dollars of assets owned by the U.S. oil company.

Ecuador Villagers Seek $2 Billion of Chevron Assets In Argentina

November 1, 2012

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Indigenous groups and villagers from Ecuador are filing suit today to freeze an estimated $2 billion of Chevron assets in Argentina to help pay for a remediation of the extensive toxic pollution left by the oil giant on their ancestral lands in the Amazon rainforest, representatives of the communities announced.

Internationally-Renowned Environmental Leader Marina Silva Visits San Francisco Bay Area

Trip agenda includes roundtable discussion with Bay Area environmental leaders, Bioneers presentations

October 18, 2012

San Francisco, CA – In a rare visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, 1996 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Marina Silva will introduce the Bay Area environmental community to her newly-launched center on sustainable development, Instituto Marina Silva, at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Goldman Prize and Amazon Watch.

Court Grants Ecuador Villagers First Big Victory Against Chevron Assets

October 16, 2012

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest villagers from Ecuador scored their first significant collection victory against Chevron’s assets this week in their attempt to enforce the historic $19 billion judgment against the oil giant after it was found to have caused cancers and environmental damage to ancestral lands in the Amazon.

Indigenous Leaders from Ecuadorian Amazon Honored in Bay Area

Series of public events highlight historic Sarayaku community legal victory

October 10, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Kichwa indigenous leaders from the Sarayaku community in the Ecuadorian Amazon will be in the Bay Area for a series of events from October 14-21.

Local Alliance Renews Occupation of Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

Local Alliance Renews Occupation of Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

Protestors paralyze construction and vow to maintain occupation until dam builders comply with mitigation requirements

October 9, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Yesterday some 120 indigenous demonstrators from the Xipaia, Kuruaia, Parakanã, Arara, Juruna and Assurini peoples united with a group of fishermen who have maintained a steadfast 24-day occupation of the Belo Monte dam's main work camp, paralyzing construction.

Brazil Criticized for Distorting Human Rights Commitments at UN

September 20, 2012

Geneva, Switzerland – Today the Brazilian government swept aside concerns around its human rights record during its Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations contradicting its recent posture concerning the rights of Amazonian communities.

Talisman Energy Withdraws from Peruvian Amazon

Talisman Energy Withdraws from Peruvian Amazon

Achuar people celebrate a major victory for indigenous rights

September 13, 2012

Calgary, Canada – Today Talisman Energy announced its decision to cease oil exploration activities in the Peruvian Amazon and to exit the country upon completion of ongoing commercial transactions. "Now that Talisman is leaving we can focus on achieving our own vision for development and leave a healthy territory for future generations," said Peas Peas Ayui.

Federal Public Prosecutors Appeal to Supreme Court to Maintain Suspension of Belo Monte

Chief Justice will need to reconsider decision or allow vote by full Supreme Court

September 3, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – The Federal Public Prosecutors’ Office (Ministério Público Federal - MPF) filed an appeal today with the Brazilian Supreme Court to stop construction of the Belo Monte Dam until consultations are held with indigenous people affected by the project.

Supreme Court Judge Overturns Suspension of Belo Monte Dam

Brazilian Supreme Court Caves to Executive Pressure

August 29, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – The Brazilian Supreme Court has overturned the suspension of the Belo Monte Dam, caving to pressure from President Dilma Rousseff's administration without giving appropriate consideration to indigenous rights implications of the case.

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