Introducing his hand with glove and then without them, in a black lagoon, in the field aguarico 4, Sucumbios province, the leader of the regime, Rafael Correa, showed the world the dirty hand of waste oil.
He said that was the dirty hand of Chevron Texaco, referring to the environmental damage caused by the American oil company in Ecuadorian territory, during the time that the oil was extracted in the Amazon between 1964 and 1990, which has led to a lawsuit against transnational party from eastern indigenous communities affected by environmental damage.
Correa said the damage could have been avoided, but the company did not do it so it does not affects its earnings and preferred throwing waste into the water, rivers and swamps to save a few dollars and improve their profits by poisoning people, destroying the jungle Amazon.
Chevron Texaco was required to pay 19 000 million to the communities of eastern Ecuador, their malpractice affected by remediation of the company, but they refuse to pay on the grounds of irregularities in the trial and corruption of justice. The oil company made a counterclaim against the State, which has led the government’s reaction.