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Pablo Fajardo

Waiting for Justice in the Amazon Rain Forest

Date:January 2014
Location:Ecuador

Pablo Fajardo, the young lawyer from eastern Ecuador who sued Chevron for polluting a huge tract of Amazon rain forest, and won a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador’s Supreme Court. In Spanish, with translation.

Pablo Fajardo, an Ecuadorian native of Cofán descent, rose above extreme poverty to become the lead lawyer against Chevron Corporation, representing thousands of natives in Lago Agrio, the centre of the oil industry in eastern Ecuador and the epicenter of one of the biggest ecological crimes of all time.

Steven Donziger is Pablo Fajardo’s US-based colleague, a former journalist and Harvard-educated lawyer who gained prominence in 1993 when he joined the legal team working on the “Chevron-Toxico” case.