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Actor Danny Glover to Visit Contaminated Areas in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Where Chevron Operated
Date:11/4/2013

the affected villagers and farmers have endured for past three decades as a result of such damage.

The invitation stems from a campaign launched by President Rafael Correa last September in support of the communities that were affected by the contamination. Texaco, now Chevron, operated in Ecuador between 1964 and1990.

Mr. Glover’s participation in this campaign that seeks justice for the affected communities in Ecuador came just weeks after a visit of Gayle McLaughlin, the mayor of Richmond, California, whose city is involved in a legal battle with Chevron over a massive fire in a local Refinery that sent nearly 15 thousand people to local hospitals with respiratory problems (City of Richmond v. Chevron Corp. et al., case number 13-c-01654, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Contra Costa). Also, American singer and actress Cher recently posted a video in support of the affected communities and called for a boycott of Chevron products. Last October, human rights advocate, Bianca Jagger wrote an article on the Huffington Post denouncing Chevron’s legal tactics to avoid payment of the Ecuadorian ruling, and joined a group of Ecuadorians and environmentalists in a rally in front of the Second District Court in downtown New York, where Chevron brought the victims of the contamination and their lawyers to trial.

In February of 2011, the Superior Court of Nueva Loja, Ecuador, issued a judgment (Aguinda v. Chevron No. 2003-0002), ordering Chevron to pay $18.3 billion for environmental damages. Shortly before the final Ecuadorian ruling, Chevron filed a

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