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Ecuador – Oil Rights or Human Rights?

Author: Amnesty International, Published on: 1 March 2005

The human rights situation of Indigenous peoples and environmentalists in Ecuador continues to be a serious concern for Amnesty International. For over four decades, Indigenous communities have witnessed multinational oil companies cut through the Ecuadorian Amazon and their ancestral lands in search of the country's vast petroleum resources. [refers to ChevronTexaco, Occidental Petroleum, Arco (part of BP), Maxus Energy Corporation, Petroecuador, Compañía General de Combustibles (part of Southern Cross), Burlington Resources, Kerr McGee, Alberta Energy [now EnCana], Agip (part of ENI), Repsol YPF, Perez Compac, Techint]

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Related companies: AGIP (part of Eni) Arco (part of BP) BP Burlington Resources (part of ConocoPhillips) Chevron Compañía General de Combustibles (part of Southern Cross) EnCana Eni Kerr-McGee (now part of Anadarko) Occidental Petroleum Petroecuador Repsol YPF Southern Cross Techint Texaco (part of Chevron)