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12 May 2008
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Author: El Tiempo [Colombia]

Aparte de Chiquita Brands, también habrían pagado Del Monte y Dole, dos de las empresas más reconocidas en el campo de los alimentos, aseguró en el programa 60 minutos de esa cadena..."Nos parecíamos a un Estado. Los proveíamos de protección, lo que...

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6 August 2008

Victories in the Flower Industry at Long Last! [Colombia]

Author: Charity Ryerson and Cecily Harwitt, USLEAP

The contract signed at Splendor Flowers last week brings to a triumphant close [a] publicized battle for labor rights in Colombia...Last year, Dole, Splendor’s owner, closed one of the subsidiary’s two farms in response to the strong union organizing...

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1 September 2008

USA: Corporate Equality Index ranks 583 firms on treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender employees, consumers, investors

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31 August 2008

[PDF] [full report] Corporate Equality Index - A Report Card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Several industries saw improvement in both the average rating and the number of top-rated businesses: airlines; computer hardware and office equipment; food, beverages and groceries; insurance; law firms; and, retail and consumer products... Of the 35...

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1 September 2008

Bringing the rule of law to the global economy – using the Alien Tort Statute to hold multinational companies accountable for human rights violations

Author: Terry Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates & Conrad & Sherer

…Perhaps the best evidence of the insincerity of the code of conduct movement by multinational companies is their generally fierce resistance to any form of real regulation of their human rights violations. When I, along with several colleagues,...

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1 September 2008

Green Edge 8 - Saving Lives on Farms in Latin America - Cultivar

Author: John Tepper Marlin in Huffington Post [USA]

The safety of U.S. food depends starts with the farms where our food is grown...At work now to improve farm safety and sanitation in three Latin American countries...are staff members for a little-known project called Cultivar...[which is] providing...

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24 September 2008

US court: Ivory Coast plantation workers allegedly harmed by pesticides can't sue manufacturing, distributing firms in US

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24 September 2008

[PDF] Abagninin, et al. v. Amvac Chemical Corp., et al.

Author: Judge Stephen McNamee, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

[Text of court's opinion dismissing the lawsuit]

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25 September 2008

Ivory Coast workers can't sue firms in U.S.

Author: Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

Ivory Coast plantation workers who claim they were sterilized by a U.S.-made pesticide can't sue the manufacturers and distributors of the chemical in the United States because they can't show the companies intended to harm them, a federal appeals...

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10 October 2008
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