PCA Holds Ecuadorian Ruling 'Grossly Violated' Chevron's Procedural Rights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After determining that a $9.5 billion judgment issued in an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador was contrary to international public policy and violated the procedural rights of Chevron Corp. and Texaco Petroleum Corp., a tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Aug. 30 issued an award in their favor and against the Republic of Ecuador, holding that the award should not be enforced anywhere (Chevron Corporation, et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador, No. 2009-23, PCA). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lago Agrio Plaintiffs' Counsel In Contempt, Should Be Sanctioned, Chevron Says
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Aug. 21 filed a supplemental brief in New York federal court arguing that the court should hold Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, in contempt of the district court's 2016 racketeering judgment and enter coercive sanctions to prevent further contempt of that judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Population and building vulnerability assessment by possible worst-case tsunami scenarios in Salinas, Ecuador - Mart ín TVS, Rosado GR, Vargas PA, Gutierrez L.
Ecuador has been prone to experience earthquakes and tsunamis linked to events in the subduction zone between the Nazca and the South American plates. The main objective of this investigation was to assess the population and buildings vulnerability by a po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bus Crash Kills 24 People, Injures 19 in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A bus hit another vehicle at high speed and then rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 19 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said. The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito when it hit a smaller vehicle in an area known as dead man's curve at about 3 a.m., Ecuadorean authorities said. JEMS: Three-Step Method for EMS Management of Bus Collisions Col. Wilson Pavon, head of Ecuador's transit police, said the majority of the passengers aboard were Colombians, but some Venezuelans were also among the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CARLOS NORIEGA, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents International Source Type: news

U.S. Ambassador Denies Threatening Ecuador Over Breast-Feeding Resolution
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “ patently false. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and PAM BELLUCK Tags: United States International Relations Breastfeeding State Department World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department Ecuador Todd C. Chapman Source Type: news

Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Must Produce Discovery To Show Compliance With Judgment
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on July 23 ordered Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, to produce several documents as part of post-judgment discovery to determine whether Donziger has been complying with the nonmonetary provisions of the judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Improving Nutrition Habits and Reducing Sedentary Time Among Preschool-Aged Children in Cuenca, Ecuador: A Trial of a School-Based Intervention
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Childbirth experiences related to obstetric violence in public health units in Quito, Ecuador - Brand ão T, Cañadas S, Galvis A, Moreno de Los Ríos M, Meijer M, Falcon K.
OBJECTIVE: To explore women's experiences of obstetric violence related to childbirth in Ecuador. METHODS: The present cross-sectional descriptive study combined qualitative and quantitative elements of women's childbirth experience in Quito, Ecuad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

New York Panel Suspends Attorney's License In Lago Agrio Case Against Chevron
NEW YORK - A New York appellate panel on July 10 suspended the license to practice law for Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed (In the Matter of Steven R. Donziger: Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, Petitioner, Steven R. Donziger, Respondent, No. M-5635, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Breastfeeding Infant Formulas United States International Relations World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department State Department Ecuador Source Type: news

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Breastfeeding Infant Formulas United States International Relations World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department State Department Ecuador Nestle SA Abbott Laboratories Source Type: news

Described 28 years post-collection, new grass species makes a strong case for conservation
(Pensoft Publishers) Originally collected 28 years ago in Ecuador, new species Poa laegaardiana has been just described, only to find out its prospects for surviving in its type location seem bleak due to intense farming in the area. The study was published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species ’ evolution. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Source Type: news

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered
(American Museum of Natural History) New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. The new species, most of which are considered endangered or vulnerable, are described today in the journal Zookeys, which also includes a new evolutionary tree for the diverse group of snail eaters in Central and South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Panel: Lago Agrio Parties May Not Pierce Chevron's Corporate Veil To Collect $9.5B
TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal on May 24 affirmed a lower court's ruling that refused to pierce the corporate veil of Chevron Corp. to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damages ruling for Ecuadorian claimants who contend that they were injured by the company during its operation in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2018 ONCA 472, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news