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26 September 2009

Grace Mugabe, her 'stolen' farm and how she supplies Zimbawean milk to Nestle food giant

Author: Peta Thornycroft & Sebastien Berger, Daily Telegraph [UK]

Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, who has taken over at least six of Zimbabwe's most valuable white-owned farms since 2002, sells up to a million litres of milk a year to Nestlé.Switzerland…has...measures...against Mrs Mugabe, among which it "is forbidden...

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13 August 2009
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Author: Milenio

El presidente de Colombia, Álvaro Uribe Vélez y José Antonio Gutiérrez, presidente de Coca-Cola FEMSA Colombia, encabezaron la graduación de la primera generación de exguerrilleros y exparamilitares que participaron en Banco de Tiempo. En el programa...

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21 October 2008

The impunity of Chiquita Brands International: friends in high places

Author: Corporación Colectivo de Abogados

After...the case against Chiquita...before the US District Court of the District of Columbia on March 14, 2007, in which it was verified Chiquita...through its subsidiary...Banadex S.A., made...payments for over six years to the paramilitar[ies]...the...

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20 September 2008

To die for [Colombia]

Author: Mark Thomas, Guardian [UK]

Being a trade union organiser in bottling plants used by Coca-Cola in Colombia is a dangerous business - they are prime targets for death squads. Can Coke be held responsible?...Sinaltrainal [Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de...

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5 February 2008
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Author: Alexandra Guáqueta & Yadaira Orsini, Fundación Ideas para la Paz

...se puede afirmar que una reinserción funciona cuando los combatientes dejan de empuñar las armas y se mantienen en la legalidad. Pero ¿cómo se llega allá?...Dentro de la receta...parece que el empleo es un elemento clave...[y] el concurso del sector...

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1 January 2008

[PDF] Bad Guys, Good Guys, or Something in between? Corporate governance contributions in zones of violent conflict

Author: Moira Feil, Susanne Fischer, Andreas Haidvogl and Melanie Zimmer, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

This report asks how corporations contribute to peace and security in zones of violent conflict and proposes an analytical approach to describe the contributions…by analyzing four company case studies…Company Alpha (a pseudonym)…food & beverage...

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31 December 2007

[PDF] Business and Reintegration: cases, experiences and lessons

Author: Alexandra Guáqueta & Yadaira Orsini, Fundación Ideas para la Paz

...it is generally agreed that successful reintegration occurs when the combatants put down their weapons and stay on the side of legality. How is this desired outcome best achieved?...A key element in such strategies...may be employment...The support...

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6 June 2007

[PDF] Hot Chocolate - How Cocoa fuelled the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire

Author: Global Witness

This report – Global Witness’s first report dedicated to the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire – documents how revenues from the cocoa trade have contributed to funding armed conflict and how opportunities for enrichment from cocoa through corruption and...

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