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5 WikiLeaks revelations exposing the rapidly growing corporatism dominating American diplomacy abroad
One of WikiLeaks’ greatest achievements has been to expose the exorbitant amount of influence that multinational corporations have over Washington’s diplomacy.
Ecuador prepares for new hearing in Occidental Petroleum case
The office of Ecuador’s Attorney General will represent Ecuador in Washington at a June 30 hearing in the arbitration case filed against the Andean country by US oil company Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Ecuador Congress ends bilateral pacts with France, Sweden
Ecuador’s National Assembly has approved a request by President Rafael Correa to end bilateral investment-promotion and protection agreements with France and Sweden.
Ecuador requests US to extend trade agreement
The Ecuadorian government on Wednesday requested the U.S. Senate to approve an extension by at least 18 months of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), which expired 11 days ago.
Ecuador: Still a ways to go, after historic ruling against Chevron
The plaintiffs in the case against Chevron tried in Ecuador, who won a historic 9.5 billion dollar verdict after a nearly 18-year struggle over environmental and health damages caused in a quarter-century of oil operations in the Amazon jungle, are not disheartened by the road still ahead.
Venezuela and Ecuador consolidate bilateral agreements, SUCRE currency system
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro met on Monday with the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, to evaluate the progress of their country’s bilateral agreements. Among the ambitious goals set during the meeting was an increase in the use of the sucre, a regional currency being used in trade between the two countries.
Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador discuss progress of free trade area initiative
Trade ministers of Peru, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador will meet next month to monitor progress of Peru’s initiative to create a free trade area between the four Pacific nations
Ecuador scores legal victory over US oil film
The Ecuadorian government hailed a decision by an International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes arbitration panel, which said it lacked jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought against Quito by US-based Murphy Oil Corporation.
Ecuador Assembly agrees to end international investment pacts
Ecuador’s National Assembly has approved a government request to end bilateral investment promotion and protection agreements with Germany, the UK and Northern Ireland. Those with Finland, Sweden, Canada, China, the Netherlands, France, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and the US may be next.
Chevron urges arbitration in $27 bln Ecuador case
Chevron Corp urged a US federal appeals court not to force it into Ecuador’s courts, but to allow it to go to international arbitration, to defend a $27.4 bn lawsuit alleging its oilfields polluted the Amazon rainforest and sickened thousands of Ecuadorians.
The Bolivarian FTA
The 10th Summit of ALBA concludes with an announcement that its members undertake to speed up the conclusion of a trade agreement.
10th ALBA summit starts in Ecuador
The 10th summit of the Bolivian Alliance for the Peoples of America - People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) began on Friday in the Andean city of Otavalo, Ecuador.
Banana growers in Ecuador fear for their future
Everyone is watching closely for the results of a visit by an EU delegation to Quito on 14-16 June.
Will Chevron get away with destroying the Amazon?
Litigation over the ecological disaster that is Lago Agrio has produced a decades-long narrative that rivals Finnegans Wake in complexity.
Chevron wins US$700m arbitration case against Ecuador
Chevron has won a $US700 million arbitration battle against Ecuador, a case unrelated to a massive environmental damage claim Quito has filed against the US-based oil giant.
US judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador case
Chevron Corp may pursue an international arbitration claim over environmental pollution allegations in Ecuador, a judge ruled on Thursday, part of a long-running case that carries a potential $27 billion liability for the second-largest US oil company.
Avatar downfall a blow for indigenous communities
In 2009, Chevron’s lobby against the renewal of preferential tariffs for Ecuador was "one of the strongest and fiercest that Ecuadorean foreign policy has ever faced."
Ecuador sees ruling in Occidental case in second half of year
The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes may soon rule on a case brought by US oil company Occidental Petroleum Corp. against Ecuador
Consortium building new Quito Airport takes Ecuador to ICSID
Corporacion Quiport S.A., the company building the new Quito international airport, has initiated arbitration proceedings at ICSID against the Republic of Ecuador in connection with its concession to maintain and operate the existing Quito airport and to construct and operate the New Quito International Airport (NQIA) being built outside Ecuador’s capital.
Chevron hit with motion for preliminary injunction in Federal Court to stop arbitration
In a blistering attack against Chevron, lawyers for the government of Ecuador accused the oil giant of "triple forum shopping" and reneging on legally-enforceable promises in a motion asking a federal judge to shut down an international arbitration that Chevron is using to try to escape a potential $27 billion environmental liability.