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Ecuador – Oil Rights or Human Rights?

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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Ecuador: Amnesty Intl. raises concerns over impact of oil extraction on indigenous people & environmentalists

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)