Ecuador president backs plaintiffs in...

Ecuador president backs plaintiffs in Chevron contamination suit

There are 9 comments on the North County Times story from Mar 20, 2007, titled Ecuador president backs plaintiffs in Chevron contamination suit. In it, North County Times reports that:

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's new leftist president voiced his support Tuesday for the plaintiffs in a contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil company Chevron Corp.

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luis moreno

United States

#1 Mar 21, 2007
Para que un dia haya un arreglo de esta situacion tienen que obtener una persona culta de cabeza fria y sin falsas pretensiones nigriterias donde puedan llegar aun dialogo con los directivos de chevron y ojal no hayan causado ira a los directivos de esta empresa por que eso puede a proposito alargar indefinidamente el proceso. Yo conozco aqui que el americano puede ser bueno y gentil pero no lo confundan como tonto por que no habla el mismo idioma vuestro. Este es un pais prospero por que la gente travaja duro es ingenioso y la cuna de muchos cerebros de la ciencia. Vale
Vangelist

San Francisco, CA

#2 Mar 21, 2007
luis moreno wrote:
...Este es un pais prospero por que la gente travaja duro es ingenioso y la cuna de muchos cerebros de la ciencia. Vale
Tambien hay negociantes corruptos y chantajistas qhe no les importa los derechos humanos ni el medio ambiente... Especialmente si se trata de negocios con naciones que ellos consideran 'del tercer mundo'

USA no es ni el 'cielo' ni el 'infierno'.
USA is neither 'heaven' nor 'hell'.
Michelle

United States

#3 Mar 27, 2007
luis moreno wrote:
Para que un dia haya un arreglo de esta situacion tienen que obtener una persona culta de cabeza fria y sin falsas pretensiones nigriterias donde puedan llegar aun dialogo con los directivos de chevron y ojal no hayan causado ira a los directivos de esta empresa por que eso puede a proposito alargar indefinidamente el proceso. Yo conozco aqui que el americano puede ser bueno y gentil pero no lo confundan como tonto por que no habla el mismo idioma vuestro. Este es un pais prospero por que la gente travaja duro es ingenioso y la cuna de muchos cerebros de la ciencia. Vale
Foreign companies have been extorted in Ecuador for years. Not a good place to do business, unfortunately. Oxy called it a Cleptocracy.

Tú conoces, al igual que yo, que los americanos en general, son decentes. En el Ecuador la gente es divina, pero la cultura esta bajo la ley del mas vivo. Es una pena. A pesar de que las compañías extranjeras ofrecen los trabajos mejores pagados, siempre habrá un vivo para aprovechar. El daño es obvio.
Michelle

United States

#4 Mar 27, 2007
Vangelist wrote:
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Tambien hay negociantes corruptos y chantajistas qhe no les importa los derechos humanos ni el medio ambiente... Especialmente si se trata de negocios con naciones que ellos consideran 'del tercer mundo'
USA no es ni el 'cielo' ni el 'infierno'.
USA is neither 'heaven' nor 'hell'.
So many decent, good people who are waiting in line to work in trhis country, and we have people like you who despise it. It really is a shame. I respect the fact that we are all entitled to our opinions. It is still a shame.
Vangelis

San Francisco, CA

#5 Mar 27, 2007
Michelle wrote:
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So many decent, good people who are waiting in line to work in trhis country, and we have people like you who despise it. It really is a shame. I respect the fact that we are all entitled to our opinions. It is still a shame.
THEN THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO DEAL IN LIES!

Where do you get that I "despise" the U.S.?

"USA is neither 'heaven' nor 'hell'."

There are GOOD US institutions and CORRUPT US institutions.

Unfortunately for our era... we have BUSH!T in the White House...

So it is required that we all have our eyes open when dealing with US institutions. This is especially true for countries like Ecuador.
Michelle

United States

#6 Mar 28, 2007
I have read statistics that Ecuador's unemployment rate is anywhere from 11-50%, they don't even know. That said, I really can't understand your serious concern and antagonism with the companies that provide jobs. They're not perfect, but lacking the ability to have a job and provide for your children is a little more serious. Call me crazy.

Ecuador doesn't have a problem with vigiligence of US institutions. They have a problem with the lack of US, EU, or even domestic institutions, because of corruption and Marxist ideology. They don't have jobs and are lacking foreign and domestic investment. Despite their enormous natural resources, people live in poverty and it's getting worse.
Clothilde

Bay City, WI

#7 Apr 1, 2007
exploitation corporocracy you scratch my back an i'll scratch yours and we can all look the other way . yet in the middle of all of the chaos injustice and horrible conditions of the poor and the weak and the vulnerable there is hope because of the undiminished human heart and spirit that prevails around our great planet earth Some gringos are appalled and want to make a difference and do and shall But what to do pick a country pick a cause pick a family and just do something How hard can that be
Palabra

New York, NY

#8 Apr 9, 2007
Chevron ruined the drinking water in the areas where they operated and the cancer rates in the local population skyrocketed. It still remains unmitigated. They should have never been allowed to leave that kind of mess and should now pay to clean it up and to address the health issues that they caused. No country should choose job creation over basic human needs like potable water.
Kimberly

AOL

#9 Oct 8, 2008
Big oil again,shows its greed when going into a country and destroying the environment with no concern for the environmental effects it has on the land or the innocent people. I am disgusted and ashamed of these greedy companies and if I had the power I would ban the use of oil in the USA. Unfortunatly do not have this power however,
I will fight against the use of oil as long ss I live. God bless the poor Ecuadorians...

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