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7 June 2007

Families sue Chiquita over violence [USA]

Author: Jane Bussey & Steven Dudley, Miami Herald

Lawyers representing the relatives of 173 victims of violence in Colombia's banana-growing region filed suit [in US federal court] Thursday against Chiquita Brands International, demanding compensation for the company's funding of illegally armed...

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30 April 2007
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Author: Alexandra Guáqueta, Gerson Arias y Giovanni Mantilla, Fundación Ideas para la Paz [Colombia]

Los casos de Chiquita y Drummond han puesto sobre la mesa un tema complejo, el de los vínculos entre empresarios y grupos armados ilegales en Colombia -que no es un problema solo de las multinacionales. Evitar dichos vínculos requiere, sin embargo,...

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16 April 2007

[PDF] Colombia - Payoffs to terrorists scrutinized

Author: Jane Bussey and Steven Dudley, Miami Herald

Chiquita Brands International's recent admission that it paid off a Colombian group on the U.S. terrorist list has spotlighted a practice once hush-hush in Colombia, Washington's closest ally in Latin America. Several other U.S.-based corporations,...

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11 April 2007

Chiquita case puts big firms on notice

Author: Sibylla Brodzinsky, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

In Colombia...the Chiquita name has recently come to symbolize the confirmation of a long-suspected relationship between multinational firms and illegal armies...Chiquita...admitted in US court last month that it paid $1.7 million to Colombia's brutal...

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2 April 2007

Critics question Chiquita's claim that it was forced to pay Colombia's paramilitaries

Author: John Otis, Houston Chronicle [USA]

[Chiquita] pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court last month to one count of engaging in transactions with a terrorist group and agreed to pay a $25 million fine. In defending its actions, company executives portrayed the paramilitaries as armed enemies...

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20 March 2007

Colombia seeks extradition of 8 people in Chiquita payments to terrorists

Author: Javier Baena, Associated Press

Colombia's chief prosecutor said Tuesday he will demand the extradition of eight people allegedly involved with Chiquita's payments to right-wing paramilitaries and leftist rebels in a region where it had profitable banana-growing operations. The...

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17 March 2007
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Author: Revista Semana [Colombia]

Una reunión en 1997 entre Carlos Castaño, entonces máximo jefe de las AUC, y el gerente general de Banadex, subsidiaria de la multinacional bananera Chiquita Brands, fue el inicio de una relación criminal que, según la multinacional, le ayudó a...

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16 March 2007
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Author: El Tiempo [Colombia]

...Chiquita pagará 25 millones de dólares en multa por haber entregado fondos a un grupo designado por el Departamento de Estado como "...Terrorista...". Si bien los pagos a las Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (Auc) fueron los que terminaron por...

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12 May 2004

Chiquita's admission of payment may blunt damage to image

Author: John Nolan, Associated Press

Chiquita Brands International Inc.'s decision to disclose that a subsidiary [Banadex] paid groups in Colombia designated by the United States as terrorist organizations could soften the blow to the company's reputation...Chiquita...is negotiating to...

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