Documents Reveal Ecuadorian Government Organized Protests on U.S. Soil

Foreign Ministry’s chief of staff recruited expats to rally outside of legal proceedings in D.C.

Chevron signThe government of Ecuador organized protests that took place outside the building where a legal dispute between the South American nation and oil giant Chevron was being hashed out, documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal.

ICC Won’t Prosecute Chevron

International court’s lack of jurisdiction deals blow to environmentalists’ campaign against U.S. oil giant

Chevron signThe International Criminal Court this week rebuffed efforts to charge oil giant Chevron with violations of international law, dealing another setback to environmentalists engaged in a decades-long legal and political battle against the company.

Ecuador’s PR Firm Sues Sharon Stone

MCSquared PR alleges actress absconded with $275,000 for government-funded anti-Chevron event

Sharon StoneA public relations firm representing the government of Ecuador sued Sharon Stone in federal court on Tuesday alleging that the actress absconded with a large speaking fee for work promoting that government’s long-running legal and political battle against oil giant Chevron.

Ecuador Moves to Block Disclosure of U.S. Propaganda Activities

Government attempts to prevent court discovery of documents at its U.S.-based PR firm

Rafael CorreaThe government of Ecuador is attempting to prevent the release of information related to its contract with a New York-based public relations firm that may have violated federal law and is under investigation in the South American nation.

The Dark Side of Green Justice

Review: ‘Law of the Jungle’ by Paul Barrett

Chevron signForget “all this bullshit about law and facts,” remarked Steven Donziger in 2007. “In the end of the day, it is about brute force.” Donziger was a plaintiffs’ attorney attempting to extract billions of dollars from oil giant Chevron—by whatever means necessary. His observation on the role the “law and facts” played in his work nicely captured the character of the years-long campaign of fraud, bribery, and extortion he conducted on behalf of his clients.

PR Firm’s Undisclosed Work for Ecuadorian Government Raises Legal Questions

Firm with ties to Correa regime fails to notify DOJ of US advocacy and PR efforts

Protestors throw balloons and wave multicolour flags to protest against ChevronA New York City-based public relations firm touted the government of Ecuador as a client last month despite not registering as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice, raising legal questions about its relationship. The firm, MCSquared, promoted protests at a May shareholders meeting of oil giant Chevron, which has squared off with the administration of President Rafael Correa over a long-running environmental lawsuit in Ecuador.

D.C. Lobbying Firm to Pay Chevron $15M

Latest blow to efforts to enforce judgment against oil company

Chevron signProminent Washington, D.C., lobbying firm Patton Boggs has agreed to pay Chevron $15 million in a settlement announced on Wednesday, the latest blow to efforts to enforce a multibillion dollar judgment against the oil company that critics have decried as fraudulent.

The Five Worst Things About Ecuador

President Rafael Correa tops list

Observers wondering who would assume the mantle of Hugo Chavez as Latin America’s fiery, anti-American strong man did not have to wait long. That man is Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Correa won a second term last February and promised to continue his “citizens’ revolution.” However, his record looks different beyond the rhetoric.