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CHEVRON Y EL GENOCIDIO CULTURAL EN ECUADOR

Posted on 15 January 2010 by admin

Kerry Kennedy

Por Kerry Kennedy

LAGO AGRIO, ECUADOR, Dic (IPS) – Las huellas del paraíso están todavía visibles. Desde el aire, la región selvática del norte de Ecuador -conocida como el Oriente- parece un tapiz de niebla plateada y franjas de verde verdoso.
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Chevron and Cultural Genocide in Ecuador

Posted on 15 December 2009 by admin

Kerry Kennedy

By Kerry Kennedy, from Lago Agrio, Ecuador *

LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador (IPS/TerraViva) – Traces of paradise are still visible. From the air, the rainforest region in northern Ecuador – known as the Oriente – appears as silvery mist and swaths of verdant green.

But beneath the cloud cover and canopy, the jungle is a tangle of oil slicks, festering sludge, and rusted pipeline. Smokestacks sprout from the ground, spewing throat-burning fumes into the air. Wastewater from unlined pits seeps into the groundwater and flows into the rivers and streams.
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