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Shopfloor – In Chevron Shakedown, Ecuador’s Government Plays a Part

Date: Feb 3, 2011

Shopfloor writes about the Ecuadorian government’s involvement in the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit:

Still, the activities of Ecuador to promote this lawsuit against a U.S. corporation warrant far more attention than they have received. The government of Rafael Correa is working with U.S. trial lawyers to shake billions of dollars out of a company because its deep pockets and American roots make it a convenient target: The company is rich, and anti-American, anti-corporate sentiments can be flamed in the United States and Ecuador to force the company into a settlement.

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