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Lost In Translation: Justice for the Ecuadorian Villagers in Chevron's Retaliatory RICO Trial

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Julio Gomez, a Columbia-born American lawyer, stunned a New York courtroom where Chevron is trying to attack a $9 billion Ecuador judgment against it for dumping toxic waste into the Amazon.

Chevron Ecuador Case Shows Limits of Legal System

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

After 20 years of litigation in courts around the globe, the Ecuadorians remain twice victimized -- first by the exploitation of their environment, and now by the exploitation by both sides of a legal system ill equipped to deliver them justice.

Chevron Hides Behind Legal Fiction; Ecuador Fight Far From Over

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Karen Hinton

Supporters of the heroic 20-year effort to hold Chevron accountable for its indisputable toxic dumping and destruction in Ecuador should not despair over recent court rulings in Argentina and Canada. The fight is far from over.

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?

What Chevron Owes the People of Lago Agrio

Thomas P. DiNapoli | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Thomas P. DiNapoli

Once a prosperous base for Amazonian drilling operations for sulfur-rich 'sour crude' petroleum, Lago Agrio is now the center of what amounts to an industrial cancer zone larger than the state of Rhode Island.