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Chevron: La conexión bolivariana

En el marco del Día Internacional de Acción contra Chevron, el periódico El Libertario difunde el informe “Chevron: La conexión bolivariana”, sobre la expansión de la transnacional en Venezuela en los últimos años

 El 21 de mayo ha sido el día escogido por diferentes movimientos sociales alrededor del mundo para realizar una jornada planetaria de acción contra Chevron. El objetivo es exigir que la petrolera estadounidense modifique sus prácticas, y reconozca su responsabilidad por los graves crímenes ambientales que ha cometido alrededor del planeta a lo largo de su historia.

Venezuela, quien cuenta con los yacimientos petroleros y gasíferos más grandes de la región, tiene una relación antigua con Chevron. Sin embargo, las consecuencias ambi entales y sociales de la explotación energética en Venezuela no son un tema de discusiónen el país, ni tampoco la responsabilidad en la contaminación y desplazamiento de comunidades indígenas y campesinas de las compañías trasnacionales que desde 1996, tras la nacionalización de la industria ocurrida en 1976, participan como socias en el negocio.

War Profiteer of the Month: Chevron

Chevron, once part of the Standard Oil empire, has grown over the past quarter century into the world’s fourth largest petroleum company, thanks to a series of ambitious acquisitions: Gulf Oil in 1984, Texaco in 2001 and Unocal in 2005. The purchase of Texaco brought with it a massive environmental lawsuit that has dragged on for more than a decade. This is only one of a host of controversies surrounding Chevron’s environmental and human rights record around the world.

"Clean Up Ecuador"

About the campaign

Chevron, the US Oil company, is embroiled in a lawsuit in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the roots of which date back over 40 years to Texaco's oil operations in the region. The suit alleges, in essence, that Texaco (now owned by Chevron), which produced oil in Ecuador from 1964 to 1990, caused the largest oil-related environmental catastrophe in the world. The region's soil and water are contaminated with toxic chemicals due to Texaco's completely inadequate waste management practices, implemented to save money and with the expectation that the company would never be taken to task for them.

War profiteers fuelling the Burmese regime

Last month's protest in Burma revealing the violence and crimes of the Burmese military dictatorship has also helped identify the war profiteers that are supporting this Burmese military dictatorship. While many governments came up with strong declarations against the Burmese dictatorship many of the big companies that these government support are making high profitable business thanks to their relations with the dictatorship.

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