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International Rights Advocate's Trial Commences in Quinteros v. Dyncorp

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:42 -- admin

On April 3, 2017, International Rights Advocate's trial commenced in Quinteros v. Dyncorp, an historic 15-year old human rights case concerning the harmful effects of Defendant Dyncorp's spraying of our Ecuadoran Plaintiffs and their property in Ecuador, during their efforts to eradicate coca crops as part of Plan Colombia. 

Terry Collingsworth, Counsel for the Plaintiffs and Executive Director of International Rights Advocates, hailed the trial as a positive step forward, saying, "A jury will finally get the chance to hear the evidence that DynCorp aerially sprayed a toxic poison that was designed to kill hardy coca plants on thousands of Ecuadorian farms and killed their crops, their animals and caused untold misery for the farmers and their families...This is an historic case — a finding against DynCorp will bring justice to the Ecuadorean farmers who have been waiting a long time to have their day in court." To read more about the case, see "Ecuador Farmers Sue US Defense Contractor Dyncorp over Toxic Fumigation," published April 3, 2017 in Telesur, here: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ecuador-Farmers-Sue-US-Defense-Con...

To learn more about Plan Colombia and its effects, see Marc Bouchage's documentary: Colombia: Poison v. Poison, in Spanish with English subtitles, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPuZcdOoCGA&feature=em-upload_owner.