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Financial Times – Cases against oil companies in the Amazon basin

The Financial Times discusses the Chevron Ecuador case. Particularly, it highlights the plaintiffs legal team’s description of the Ecuadorian judicial system as “corrupt” :

In out-takes from the recent film Crude by Joe Berlinger, US-based lawyer Steven Donziger says: “They’re all corrupt! It’s – it’s their birthright to be corrupt”, and later: “The only language that I believe this judge is going to understand is one of pressure, intimidation and humiliation. And that’s what we’re doing today. We’re going to let him know what time it is. . . . As a lawyer, I never do this. You don’t have to do this in the United States. It’s dirty. . . . It’s necessary. I’m not letting them get away with this stuff.”

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