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Ecuador: Bringing the Behemoth to Book by Ivan Kashinsky (38 images)

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It's a painfully familiar story: a huge, ruthless oil company descends on a quiet, rural location, extracts vast quantities of crude oil with total disregard for the environmental pollution caused, then winds down its operation and leaves the wretched inhabitants of a blighted landscape to piece their lives back together while taking no responsibility for long term damage inflicted.

That is essentially what happened - like so often before - in the verdant jungle of North Eastern...
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