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4 May 2005
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Author: Confederación International de Organizaciones Sindicales (CIOSL)

...Edelina García, sindicalista de la FENACLE (Federación Nacional de Campesinos e Indígenas Libres de Ecuador), que cuenta con más de 250.000 afiliados, indígenas o pequeños campesinos independientes del sector bananero, habla sobre la falta de...

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5 May 2005

International Banana Conference: Respect for Trade Union Rights Crucial for 'Reversing the Race to the Bottom'

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

...the Second International Banana Conference...[expressed] strong support for action to respect trade union rights and improve worker health and safety on banana plantations as an integral part of measures to address the continuous downward pressure...

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10 May 2005

Chiquita’s Children [Nicaragua]

Author: Nicolas Bérubé & Benoit Aquin, In These Times

In the ’70s and ’80s, the banana companies Dole, Del Monte and Chiquita used a carcinogenic pesticide, Nemagon, to protect their crops in Nicaragua. Today, the men and women who worked on those plantations suffer from incurable illnesses...Nemagon.....

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27 June 2005
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Author: Nolwenn WEILER, Libération [France]

Soixante-quinze jours de squat devant l’Assemblée nationale à Managua, plusieurs grèves de la faim, des menaces d’immolations... Les milliers de victimes nicaraguayennes du pesticide Nemagon ont dû user d’armes redoutables pour faire entendre leur voix...

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15 August 2005

Nicaragua: ex banana workers to get $ 97 mln. - multinationals condemned for use of pesticides, end of hunger strike

Author: FreshPlaza

A final verdict of Nicaraguan judge Socorro Toruño has brought an end to the hunger strike of ex-banana workers...The judge decided that a number of American [firms] will have to pay a compensation of $ 97 mln. to 150 former employees, who have...

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15 August 2005

Nicaragua: Judge rules companies must pay $97 million compensation to former banana workers harmed by pesticides - Standard Fruit, Dole, Dow, Shell, Occidental Chemical

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16 August 2005
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Author: Associated Press

Varias empresas estadounidenses deberán pagar 97 millones de dólares a 150 ex trabajadores bananeros [en Nicaragua] que sufrieron daños irreversibles a su salud por pesticidas que fabricaron o distribuyeron en los años 60 y 70, según una resolución...

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23 April 2006

International Mission to Probe Labor Killings [Philippines]

Author: Abner Bolos, Gitnang Luson News Service [Philippines]

Alarmed by the unabated killing of political activists, world labor leaders will visit the country next month to investigate killings of labor leaders and organizers and repression of the labor sector...Ladera, a former president of the.....

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1 May 2006

Over 70 NGOs & trade unions call on Dole to respect workers' rights in Latin America

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1 May 2006

[PDF] full report: "Dole, behind the smoke screen - An investigation into Dole’s banana plantations in Latin America"

Author: Peuples Solidaires, Banana Link, CTM, Cosiba-CR, FENACLE, Untraflores, Alan Irvine, Florian Coat

This document is based on a number of contributions from people on the ground, people working in the plantations, trade unionists and environmentalists, mainly in Latin American banana exporting countries. Our aim is to contribute to a more accurate...

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