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Have I got this wrong?
1. Ecuador wins compensation from Chevron for polluting.
2. Ecuador Supreme Court dismisses Chevron protest.
3. Ecuador govt dismisses Supreme Court judges.
4. Ecuador gets massive loans instead of Chevron compensation.
Chevron deliberately dumped 16 billon gallons of cancer-causing oil waste into #Ecuador rainforest waterways and abandoned 1,000 toxic waste pits. csrwire.com/press_releases…
Court ruled $19 billion liability, reduced to $12b. But Chevron no longer operates in #Ecuador, who therefore tried (unsuccessfully) to pursue the oil giant in foreign courts. Chevron has now counter sued: forbes.com/sites/michaelk…
Chevron not only wants the liability ruling dismissed but also "full indemnification and damages against #Ecuador, including all costs and attorneys’ fees, with pre-award and post-award interest." A dangerous precedent for oil giants globally.
In 2011 Chevron sued 47 impoverished villagers in #Ecuador plus their New York lawyer for $60 billion. Chevron has spent an estimated $2 billion on 60 law firms and 2,000 lawyers on the decades old case. Meanwhile villagers are dying from drinking poisoned water all their lives.
Of course the #Ecuador govt would say this case has nothing to do with the recent dismissal of 9 Supreme Court judges, who were blamed for "conflicts of interest and ignoring a huge backlog of work". But we know President @Lenin Moreno wants "improved relations with the world".
With yesterday's announcement of over $1 billion in loans to #Ecuador, it will be interesting to see what happens next with the #Chevron case. Sure looks like quid pro quo to me. #FreeASSANGE
#Ecuador's govt is now planning legal action against @MashiRafael Correa and other ex-govt officials for "wasting public money" on the "political" case against #Chevron. Beyond a joke! Mass protests coming September 13.
Former FM @RicardoPatinoEC, who is also accused, points out that the people of the Amazon region won their case against #Chevron, who then sued the govt.
A day after Moreno's govt sided with Chevron and blamed Correa, a court in the Hague has ruled against Ecuador. yahoo.com/news/court-scr…
People in Ecuador say President @Lenin Moreno is a traitor who made a dirty deal. #Ecuador will now be forced to pay #Chevron for destroying their Amazonian environment!
The case against Chevron was known as "the dirty hand of Chevron" + hashtag #LaManoSuciaDeChevron. Now protesters in Ecuador are condemning the "dirty hand of Moreno" #13S #LaManoSuciaDeMoreno.
Correa's govt was frequently criticized in Western "left wing" media for oil-drilling in the Amazon. Strange how these environmental concerns disappear... twitter.com/search?q=from%…
Correa says Moreno has clearly made a deal with #Chevron, as they did with #Odebrecht (ex-VP jailed). "Only an immoral world order, and a traitor government, could get away with it."
Now @Lenin Moreno's government announces that they will charge @MashiRafael Correa for the compensation #Ecuador must pay to #Chevron. A complete #Lawfare farce. #LaManoSuciaDeMoreno
The Hague court ruled that #Ecuador violated an article of the "bilateral treaty on protection of investments with the USA", but still has not announced the amount of $$$ indemnity (could take months). eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/polit…
That treaty was signed in 1997 (pre-Correa) and is now being applied retrospectively. Moreno has betrayed 25 years of hard struggle. #Chevron destroyed over 450,000 hectares of Amazon jungle. Here's a good video in English of this long, sad case: telesurtv.net/english/pages/…
One of #Chevron's lawyers just happens to be the uncle of one of @Lenin Moreno's government officials. Important to note that the people of #Ecuador did not vote for this: they voted for a continuation of Correa's "Citizens Revolution". #LaManoSuciaDeMoreno #LaManoSuciaDeChevron
Amazing! After siding with #Chevron and blaming @MashiRafael, the #Ecuador govt of @Lenin is now going to dispute the verdict from the Hague! Totally incompetent. Washington is laughing. eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/polit…

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