Ecuadorean grandma gives huge middle finger to Chevron

24 Feb

You thought Americans were all “sorry and stuff” that they killed the shit out of the indians. Nope! Americans are still trying to do this all the time, just in other parts of the New World where “laws” are “optional,” just like in the good old pro-business days before socialism won in the United States.

But, whoops, they aren’t having the best of luck lately:

RUMIPAMBA, Ecuador (AFP) – She has no legal training, and doesn’t speak the Spanish that dominates government in Quito but indigenous villager Maria Aguinda helped bring a landmark judgment against US oil giant Chevron for polluting the rain forest she calls home.

The diminutive grandmother whose modest home sits near marshes clogged for decades in sticky oil has been at the heart of the David-and-Goliath case, and spoke out after Chevron was slapped last week with a $9.5-billion fine, among the heaviest ever handed down for environmental damage.

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