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Indigenous from around 40 different ethnic groups gather together around oil well number 1 to form the phrase that reads in Spanish "Justice Now" in Lago Agrio, western Ecuador, Tuesday, July 3, 2007 demanding faster results in the process they filed in 2003 against US oil company Texaco. This was the first well perforated by Texaco in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Indigenous from around 40 different ethnic groups gather together around oil well number 1 to form the phrase that reads in Spanish "Justice Now" in Lago Agrio, western Ecuador, Tuesday, July 3, 2007 demanding faster results in the process they filed in 2003 against US oil company Texaco. This was the first well perforated by Texaco in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
(Eduardo Valenzuela/AP)

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Chevron, Ecuadoreans clash over new bribery claims

The convoluted 20-year battle between Chevron Corp. and lawyers for a group of Ecuadorean villagers who won a $19-billion oil pollution judgment against the company never ceases to amaze.

And despite the fact that the case involves oil contamination in the Amazon, a judgment issued by an Ecuadorean court, and a separate nasty court fight between the two sides in New York, the latest allegations may be coming to a Canadian courtroom near you.