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  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has reported this week that meeting the post-earthquake health and humanitarian needs of children in Ecuador remains a significant challenge. Six months after a major earthquake hit
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The state of emergency has been extended to October 15th in Ecuador’s Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces, which were hard hit by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. In its latest Ecuador Situation Report,
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 29 Aug 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CUENCA, Ecuador Ecuadorian Justice Felipe Cordova of the Criminal Court of Cuenca has denied a request to order “precautionary measures” at the Rio Blanco mine in the country’s southern Azuay province. The request was based on concerns about the mining
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 23 Jun 2016- 09:01 by Local Press Report GUAYAQUIL Associated Press Authorities have turned off the spigots in Guayaquil after a fuel spill contaminated the water in Ecuador's most populated city. National Water Secretary Alexis Sanchez told a news conference Wednesday that the decision to
  • 27 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union this week released another $4.5 million USD in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. The funding is in addition to the $1.1
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador International aid groups have launched initiatives to provide clean water and other relief supplies to Ecuadorians affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. “Government officials have identified
  • 18 Apr 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Red Cross is anticipating urgent needs for food, water, sanitation, shelter, and potentially medical care in the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. At least 272 people were
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian Mines and Energy Minister Tomás González has resigned in the wake of drought-induced power problems, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on March 7th. Current Minister for the Presidency Maria Lorena Gutierrez will take over
  • 29 Feb 2016- 09:29 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Environmental Bureau On behalf of more than 30,000 indigenous people and farmers affected by one of the biggest oil-spills in history, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) today launched a fundraising challenge on Friday. Corporate Risk
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil
  • 6 Nov 2015- 08:55 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY CSR Wire Lawyers representing U.S. attorney Steven Donziger yesterday filed sworn testimony showing Chevron’s star witness Alberto Guerra admitted accepting large cash payments from the company and lying on the stand to protect the oil giant from

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