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The Fraudulent Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit: Setting the Record Straight (Part I: Was Ecuador ever subservient to foreign oil firms?)

Date: Feb 16, 2012

In a three-part series, Professor Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University, examines the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit at length:

Part I in this series challenges the charge from the Ecuadorian régime’s (and its U.S. backers) that:

(1) Ecuador was an innocent seduced by the siren song of Big Oil, and became a vassal to their interests;

(2) Ecuador’s relationship to its oil potential was merely passive; and

(3) Oil development monies did not benefit Ecuador.

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