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The World Today: Ecuador's Fight Against Chevron

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Tariq Ali introduces a film about Texaco/Chevron’s oil extraction in Ecuador between the mid sixties and early nineties. In 2003, a class action lawsuit was brought alleging severe environmental contamination of the land which lead to increased rates of cancer and other serious health problems. For over 20 years, Ecuador has seeking damages thru the courts, but it the last appeal to the International Court of Justice at the Hague has found in favour of Chevron, and American multi-national. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the-world-today-509605/