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3 December 2010

Dole Fresh Fruit - HRIA [Human Rights Impact Assessment] Sample

Author: Nomogaia

The El Muelle plantation, owned and operated by Dole in Costa Rica, is one of the most responsible employers in the area and possibly in the industry...The greatest weakness in Dole’s human rights regime is its approach towards the communities nearest...

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22 November 2010

Director of "Business Action for Africa" opinion blog on corporate tax avoidance and impacts on poor countries' development

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22 November 2010

Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Depend on Latin America’s Tax Havens

Author: Bethan Rafferty, research associate at Council on Hemispheric Affairs, in Cutting Edge

In Latin America, taxation-related problems are rampant, especially in the Caribbean, where many islands are considered offshore financial centers (OFCs)...Along with facilitating tax evasion and money laundering, the use of tax havens for legal tax...

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2 October 2010

Bitter fruit: The truth about supermarket pineapple [Costa Rica]

Author: Felicity Lawrence, Guardian [UK]

...[I]ntensive agriculture has delivered cheap pineapples and created a new market...Two US-based multinationals, Del Monte and Dole, dominate the trade, and three-quarters of the pineapples on European shop shelves now come from Costa Rica. Two years...

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22 September 2010

Judge Dismisses Alien Tort Suit Against Dole [USA]

Author: Andrew Longstreth, American Lawyer

[A] state court judge in Los Angeles dismissed a case against Dole Food that grew out of conduct that allegedly occurred in Colombia over a decade dating back to 1997. Dole was accused of making illegal payments to a paramilitary organization known as...

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15 September 2010

Buyers unravel the ethics behind the label

Author: Paul Tyrrell, Financial Times

Traceability has become an especially pressing issue for the clothing industry in recent years, as stories of worker exploitation have emerged from the developing world...In May, the Global Reporting Initiative...published “The Transparent Economy”......

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15 July 2010

LA judge dumps $2.4 million judgment against Dole [USA/Nicaragua]

Author: Steve Gorman, Reuters

A California judge on Thursday tossed out a $2.4 million judgment against Dole Food Co won by six Nicaraguans claiming pesticide injuries in what the judge branded a phony case invented as part of a larger fraud conspiracy. The November 2007 verdict...

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15 July 2010

US court hears filmmaker's appeal against Chevron

Author: AFP

A US court on Wednesday heard arguments in a controversial case in which Chevron is seeking 600 hours of footage shot for a film about the oil giant's alleged environmental abuses in Ecuador. Joe Berlinger, director of the film "Crude," lodged the...

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15 July 2010

US Court of Appeals panel orders "Crude" film director to turn over some unused footage to Chevron, to use "solely" in Ecuador litigation re environmental, health harms

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1 June 2010
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