Salehi congratulated the Ecuadorean
nation and government on the recent presidential elections.
s long-running litigation against a group of Ecuadorean plaintiffs is heating up this week.
On Tuesday, an Ecuadorean judge ordered the seizure of Chevron's assets in Ecuador, which are estimated to be worth $200 million.
On Wednesday, plaintiffs representing Ecuadorean villagers from the Amazon filed a suit in Canada's Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, seeking to enforce a $18 billion Ecuadorean judgement rendered against Chevron (NYSE:CVX) in February 2011.
The enforcement action stems from a decade-long case in which villagers living in the Ecuadorean Amazon are trying to hold Texaco responsible for polluting tracts of the rainforest when it operated there for almost a decade.
That's when the Ecuadorean teen moved with his family to a poor community in the northern Amazon region that was the site of a Texaco oil plant.
After ceasing its operations in 1990, the company spent $40 million remediating its share of the environmental damage to the satisfaction of the Ecuadorean government, he said.
pay between $10,000 and $12,000 for the passage north, often putting up their homes as collateral to loan sharks.
Like many Ecuadoreans
, Macas found himself borrowing from family and friends to survive.
Or is it the apathy of all Ecuadoreans
who lost faith in a system many years ago?