Underneath the lush Ecuadorean rain forest lie some of the country's largest oil deposits, Ecuador's principal export and one of its most important sources of revenue -- a resource that has been both a blessing and a curse
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NEW YORK -- A federal judge on Monday extended his temporary order banning collection of an $18 billion judgment by the courts in Ecuador against Chev...
The people of the Ecuadorian Amazon took on that struggle of a lifetime and yesterday the court made its decision -- Chevron is guilty.
By Matt Howes
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Chevron is learning the hard way that hiding a potential $27 billion dollar liability is just as impossible as hiding 18 billion gallons of toxic waste.
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