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21 March 2009

Colombian paramilitary tells how he financed his own Murder Inc.: bananas

Author: Steven Dudley, Miami Herald [USA]

...Raúl Hasbún...[is] a former banana grower and paramilitary involved in Colombia's right-wing counterinsurgency...Everyone wants to hear how he allegedly devised a method for putting the squeeze on international companies to raise the money to arm...

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22 April 2009

Dole Food Tells Judge That Banana Workers’ Claims Are a Fraud

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Dole Food...told a California judge that lawsuits by purported Nicaraguan banana-farm workers who claim they became sterile from pesticides are fraudulent. Lawyers in Nicaragua recruited poor people who had never worked on a banana farm to file...

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28 April 2009

Dole faces lawsuit in USA over alleged payments to Colombian paramilitaries who "killed thousands"

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28 April 2009
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Author: Frank Bajak, Associated Press

La estadounidense Dole Food Co. pagó regularmente durante década a grupos del paramilitarismo acusados aquí de asesinar a miles de colombianos, de acuerdo con una demanda presentada el martes...Los demandantes son parientes de 51 asesinados por...

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28 April 2009

Suit claims Dole bankrolled Colombia death squads

Author: Frank Bajak, Associated Press

Dole Food Co. made regular payments for at least a decade in a banana-growing region to illegal far-right Colombian militias that killed thousands, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday…The plaintiffs are relatives of 51 men allegedly...

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30 April 2009
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30 April 2009
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Author: José Adán Silva, Inter Press Service

La jueza Victoria G. Chaney, de la Corte Superior de…Los Ángeles…dio por cerrado dos juicios [contra Dole, Dow Chemical, Amvac]…[en que] más de 12.000 campesinos [demandaban] por daños causados por su exposición prolongada a los químicos Nemagón y...

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7 May 2009
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Author: SwissInfo

Dole Food a été impliquée dans au moins 57 assassinats de syndicalistes et paysans en Colombie jusqu'en 2006, a accusé mercredi un avocat américain représentant les proches des victimes...Selon l'avocat qui a saisi un tribunal de Los Angeles d'une...

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20 May 2009
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Author: EFE

Varias Organizaciones sindicales y sociales revelaron que demandarán a la multinacional estadounidense Drummond por haber pagado "protección" a grupos paramilitares colombianos que asesinaron a más de 220 personas..."El texto definitivo (de la demanda)...

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20 May 2009

Putting corporations on trial

Author: Al Jazeera

Corporations on Trial is a five-part series charting the rapidly growing number of lawsuits brought against multi-national corporations...People & Power presenter and reporter, Juliana Ruhfus, explains the reasons behind the series and the...

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