Alberto Galvis Claims That Occidental Petroleum Corp., Is Liable for a Raid That Killed His Family in Colombia. A Revived Alien Tort Laws May Get Him His Day in U.S.Court
BY JOHN GIBEAUT
Alberto Galvis blames Occidental Petroleum Corp. for killing his mother, his sister, a cousin and 14 other people in a December 1998 bombing raid on their town in northeastern Colombia.
“I saw seven bodies, most of them burned and mutilated,” Galvis recalls. “My mother was among them. She was inside the store, by the refrigerator.”