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20 Sep 2007


Colombia mulls extradition of Chiquita executives

Colombia said…it would seek the extradition of Chiquita Brands executives if they had broken local law after the U.S. firm made a US$25 million settlement for paying off paramilitary death squads. A U.S. court…ordered Chiquita to pay the fine after the company pleaded guilty in March to paying protection money to a militia group accused of some of the worst atrocities and massacres in Colombia's conflict. Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos joined other officials in blasting the deal as outrageous and demanded the fine go to victims of violence, who are already seeking damages from Chiquita….

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Colombian government may seek extradition of Chiquita executives

Chiquita lawsuits (re financing paramilitaries in Colombia, filed in the USA by Colombian nationals)