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The Economist – Drawn and quartered

Bonil has found an answer to that question which is likely to embarrass Mr Correa even more. On February 5th he published a sanitised retelling of the same story, in which the police are all smiles and show Mr Villavicencio every courtesy. “Call your lawyer…we’ll make you a list of what we take, for you to sign,” offers a friendly detective. “We’ll keep it in a sealed envelope…in case you think we are going to show it to anyone.” “Don’t worry—I know that in your hands there is total independence,” Mr Villavicencio responds, cheerily waving them off. The message is clear—and the joke is on Mr Correa.




Members of indigenous communities in the Amazon in Ecuador would like to know: What happened to the more than $20M reportedly raised on their behalf by now-disbarred NY lawyer Steven Donziger? #FollowtheMoney
#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:

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