Salehi congratulated the Ecuadorean
nation and government on the recent presidential elections.
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.
What: The Ecuadorean activist discusses his lawsuit against Chevron/Texaco
Like many Ecuadoreans, Macas found himself borrowing from family and friends to survive.
Most Ecuadoreans missed the televised announcement, only to be confronted with the bewildering reality of locked bank doors and useless ATM cards.
Remind them that millions of Ecuadoreans earn much less.
To help students understand the hardships endured by many illegal immigrants from poor countries as they try to make their way to the United States--in this case, the hazardous voyage taken by 205 Ecuadoreans with a band of smugglers.