The Amazon Forest has been a place that is home to Ecuadorians in that area. It is one of the Worlds greatest natural resources. At the moment those resources are being destroyed and depleted by oil companies. A major lawsuit taking place with a U.S. based Oil Company called Chevron in Ecuador shows the struggles Ecuadorians are facing as of now on their land and how money plays a role on where and how things get done. The upper hand presides with the cooperation like chevron because of their ability to outsource all of the requirements needed for research in protecting the reputation of the company .With limited finances, education, and means the people of Ecuador are not as fortunate, suffering on different levels with no finances to back their fight against a cooperate giant like Chevron. The situations have become increasingly difficult for those living around the area showing their limited amount of resources available to them and how the responsible parties are not aiding to their needs. Although their government is a representative democracy it does not seem to be able to resolve the issues placed by the United States based cooperation demonstrating just how powerful the U.S is over Ecuador. Having the ability to deplete the lands resources for monetary gains and not have their ideologies shown for the Ecuadorian people as they would like to imply on themselves.