Chevron in Ecuador

The archive of the Clean Up Ecuador campaign website

Military Report on Cancellation of Guanta Inspection

20 October 2005

A judicial inspection at the Guanta petroleum separation station was cancelled in October 2005, on account of a supposed plan by local Cofán indigenous people to disrupt the inspection and take Chevron personnel hostage. In reality, the one page document alleging the existence of such a security threat seems to have been fabricated by military officials on behalf of Chevron, as there is no credible evidence that such a plan ever existed. This military report reveals the suspicious circumstances under which the Guanta inspection was cancelled.