In this special presentation of Palast Investigates, investigative reporter Greg Palast takes on the "vultures" who snatch up the reduced debt of third world countries, only to then turn around and sue their new debtors for the original full amount. Through bribery and pay-offs from speculators, debt relief meant for the world's poorest, instead goes to feed the vultures.
Then, Greg Palast journeys deep into the Amazon rainforest to meet the native Cofan Indians of Ecuador. In 1972, a big oil company came to their village and speaking in Spanish, a language not spoken by the Cofan people, obtained permission to begin drilling on their land. Shortly thereafter, villagers began to fall ill and die from strange diseases that had newly befallen their community. The Cofan people blame Chevron Texaco for the tragedies caused by oil pollution in their air, ground and water. The oil company denies these claims.
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