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News and Multimedia from 2005

The Jivaro Versus the Oil Industry

8 August 2005 | L'Expresse

In the heart of the Ecuadorian forest, the Achuar Indians are engaged in a ferocious fight against powerful oil companies drawn by the black gold. It is a David and Goliath combat in this Latin American country riddled with corruption.     Read more...

Letter From Ecuador

1 August 2005 | The Nation

When Renee Arevalo purchased a small plot of land just off the main road to Shushufindi several years ago, it seemed like a great opportunity. A rectangular block of freshly plowed dirt off the well-traveled route toward one of Ecuador's oldest oilfields, the sizable lot looked like the perfect spot to build a small house for his family that would double as a tire repair shop. But then the rains came.     Read more...

Protestors Gather Against Chevron At UN60

24 June 2005 | Amazon Watch

On Sunday, June 26, pro-UN demonstrators will gather in San Francisco, California outside the closing luncheon celebrating the 60th anniversary of the UN. The demonstrators will be protesting the participation of Chevron, the lead sponsor of the event, because of its abysmal human rights and environmental record in several countries.     Read more...

Crude Reflections Photo Exhibit Opening Night

Crude Reflections Photo Exhibit Opening Night

June 2005

The photo exhibit Crude Reflections: ChevronTexaco's Rainforest Legacy, documenting the human and environmental impact of what experts believe is the worst oil-related environmental disaster on the planet, offers the public its first up close look at the human impact of ChevronTexaco's oil pollution in Ecuador's rainforest region, and the Amazonian communities' efforts to restore the health of their families and land.     Read more...

Texaco Sued Over Pollution - Oil Waste Dumped

22 May 2005 | Newsday

Texaco's legacy in the Amazon oozes from an oil pit near Ruperto Narvaez's shack like pus from a sore.     Read more...

Pensions up Pressure Over Ecuador Spill

Funds Call on ChevronTexaco to Resolve $6bn Rainforest Action
29 April 2005 | Upstreamonline

ChevronTexaco is coming under mounting pressure to resolve its $6 billion Ecuador rainforest trial, which escalated significantly this week when leaders representing the three largest public pension funds in the US calledon the company to take action to settle the dispute.     Read more...

Protesters Dog ChevronTexaco Annual Meeting

About 100 Demonstrators Show up at San Ramon Shareholder Gathering
28 April 2005 | Oakland Tribune

About 100 protesters gathered outside ChevronTexaco headquarters in San Ramon on Wednesday to demonstrate against the oil giant.     Read more...

CEO O'Reilly Reports Record Profits, Shuts Off Microphone On Ecuadorians

After Traveling Days From Rainforest, Carmen Perez Finds Out She Can't Speak
27 April 2005

Perhaps angered by a call by large shareholders that the Ecuador situation be independently reviewed by the Board of Directors, ChevronTexaco CEO David O'Reilly Wednesday reported record oil profits and then promptly shut down the microphone on a prominent Ecuadorian rainforest leader before she had a chance to speak at the company's annual meeting about oil contamination caused by Texaco in her homeland.     Read more...

CEO O'Reilly Reports Record Profits, Shuts Off Microphone On Ecuadorians

After Traveling Days From Rainforest, Carmen Perez Finds Out She Can't Speak
27 April 2005

Perhaps angered by a call by large shareholders that the Ecuador situation be independently reviewed by the Board of Directors, ChevronTexaco CEO David O'Reilly Wednesday reported record oil profits and then promptly shut down the microphone on a prominent Ecuadorian rainforest leader before she had a chance to speak at the company's annual meeting about oil contamination caused by Texaco in her homeland.     Read more...

Amazon Pollution: Victims of 'Toxico'

27 April 2005 | The Independent

Environmentalists estimate around 2.5 million acres of rainforest were compromised or destroyed in Texaco's search for oil in Ecuador. It is a disaster that has left the jungle ravaged and its people dying of cancer.      Read more...