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  • Argentine Judge Adrian Elcuj Miranda this week ordered an embargo on US-based oil giant Chevron Corp’s assets within Argentina in an attempt to uphold an Ecuadorian court ruling that awarded $19 billion USD to indigenous Amazonian people for contamination of land and water.
  • Oil giant Chevron has not complied with a court-ordered August 6 deadline for payment of a $19 billion USD fine for environmental damage resulting from one of the world’s largest oil contaminations incidents in Ecuador’s Amazon region.
  • A group of thousands of Ecuadorian of villagers who say they have suffered adverse health conditions as a result of water and air pollution from improper oil and chemical waste disposal, last week filed their second international claim against Chevron in an attempt to get the company to pay an $18 billion USD judgment handed down by Ecuadorian courts.
  • 6 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Lawyers representing four Ecuadorian tribes last week presented Chevron with a collections action for $18 billion USD, to be heard in Canada’s Superior Court of Justice. An Ecuadorian court originally awarded the plaintiffs the huge sum in
  • 14 May 2012- 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador In the latest skirmish in the long-term battle over oil giant Chevron’s alleged pollution of the Ecuadorian rainforest, campaigners have highlighted an essay by environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. detailing his observations on the
  • 8 May 2012- 12:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYANMAR, RANGOON The Thai-based Shwe Gas Movement claimed at the end of April that Chinese companies are planning to extract gold from Peophru Island in the Laymro River in western Burma’s Arakan state "under the guise of constructing a hydropower