CNN tribute gala honors 19 "heroes" - among them Ecuadorian lawyer behind lawsuit against Chevron/Texaco
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An Ecuadoran lawyer leading a landmark environmental lawsuit...[was] given special recognition at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" Thursday night... Fajardo grew up in the Amazon...As he labored on a plantation and in the oil fields, he attended night school to get a high school education. For six years, he woke at 3:30 a.m. to study law, and now in his first case, he is up against the oil industry [lawsuit against Chevron-Texaco]. "Our work in Ecuador is an example of the good things that can happen when thousands of people most without money or power can come together in a common effort to better themselves and the planet," Fajardo said...
Actor Jimmy Smits honors CNN Heroes Finalist Pablo Fajardo [lawyer behind lawsuit against Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador] in the category of "Fighting for Justice".
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