Economy over environment: Ecuador defends oil grab

ReutersNewsPublished: October 23, 2017
Published: October 23, 2017

The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas has defended Ecuador's plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world's most species-diverse rainforests. As Kate King reports, the OPEC country is seeking resources to revitalize an ailing economy, after a fall in oil prices and a major earthquake.

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