Ecuador protests against US oil firm

Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa has called for a global boycott of US oil company Chevron as part of a campaign to highlight environmental damage in the Amazon attributed to the oil giant. Correa joined Ecuadoreans at the Aguarico 4 oil well in Aguarico, which was operated by another US oil company Texaco between 1962 and 1990. Chevron never worked directly in Ecuador, but inherited a pollution lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001, and has yet to pay an associated fine.
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa shakes a man's oil-covered hand at Aguarico 4 oil well in Aguarico, Ecuador on September 17, 2013. Aguarico 4 was operated by US oil company Texaco between 1962 and 1990. Correa called Tuesday for a global boycott of Chevron, as part of a campaign to highlight Amazon environmental damage Ecuador attributed to the US oil giant. Chevron has never worked directly in Ecuador but inherited a pollution lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001, and has yet to pay an associated fine. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and a resident show their oil-covered hands at Aguarico 4 oil well in Aguarico, Ecuador on September 17, 2013. Aguarico 4 was operated by US oil company Texaco between 1962 and 1990. Correa called Tuesday for a global boycott of Chevron, as part of a campaign to highlight Amazon environmental damage Ecuador attributed to the US oil giant. Chevron has never worked directly in Ecuador but inherited a pollution lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001, and has yet to pay an associated fine. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa shows his oil-covered hand at Aguarico 4 oil well in Aguarico, Ecuador on September 17, 2013. Aguarico 4 was operated by US oil company Texaco between 1962 and 1990. Correa called Tuesday for a global boycott of Chevron, as part of a campaign to highlight Amazon environmental damage Ecuador attributed to the US oil giant. Chevron has never worked directly in Ecuador but inherited a pollution lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001, and has yet to pay an associated fine. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa shows his oil-covered hand at Aguarico 4 oil well in Aguarico, Ecuador on September 17, 2013. Aguarico 4 was operated by US oil company Texaco between 1962 and 1990. Correa called Tuesday for a global boycott of Chevron, as part of a campaign to highlight Amazon environmental damage Ecuador attributed to the US oil giant. Chevron has never worked directly in Ecuador but inherited a pollution lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001, and has yet to pay an associated fine. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa explores Aguarico 4 oil well in Aguarico, Ecuador on September 17, 2013. Aguarico 4 was operated by US oil company Texaco between 1962 and 1990. Correa called Tuesday for a global boycott of Chevron, as part of a campaign to highlight Amazon environmental damage Ecuador attributed to the US oil giant. Chevron has never worked directly in Ecuador but inherited a pollution lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001, and has yet to pay an associated fine. (AFP/Getty Images)