Ecuador judge rules against Chevron

Back in the early 1990s, Homelands Productions reported on the contamination of portions of the Ecuadorean Amazon by the American oil giant Texaco. Today a judge in Ecuador ordered Chevron, which acquired Texaco in 2001, to pay $9 billion in damages. The company will appeal, but the ruling is an important step in a process that has been held up for decades.

You can hear a 24-minute piece from the Vanishing Homelands series by clicking here. Or you can download it here. The story was produced by Sandy Tolan and Nancy Postero.