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1 March 2009

[PDF] A Recipe for Hunger: How the World is Failing on Food

Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

[T]he current price level of basic food staples is still much higher than it was…The food crisis has affected everyone but most of all the worst off…[D]eregulation in trade and financial markets has mainly favoured agrofood multinationals…Much of the...

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31 December 2008

[PDF] Deadly ventures? Multinational corporations and paramilitaries in Colombia

Author: Olga Martin-Ortega, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of East London [UK]

One of [the Colombian conflict] characteristics is the participation of external actors...The activities and working methods of certain multinational corporations in Colombia have had a direct impact on the development of the conflict in certain areas...

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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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11 May 2008

[video] The Price Of Bananas

Author: Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes, CBS News [USA]

...[O]ver the past 25 years no place has been more perilous [for American corporations abroad] than Colombia... Chiquita...found out the hard way. It made millions growing bananas there, only to emerge with its reputation splattered in blood after...

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6 November 2007

Bananas to UK via the Channel islands? It pays for tax reasons

Author: Ian Griffiths, Felicity Lawrence

[refers to Fyffes, Dole, Chiquita. Fresh Del Monte]

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6 November 2007

Investigation reveals extensive tax avoidance by banana companies - depriving govts. of revenue for development, services

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6 November 2007

Revealed: how multinational companies avoid the taxman

Author: Felicity Lawrence, Ian Griffiths, Guardian [UK]

Global banana companies supplying the UK are using tax havens to avoid paying tax on their profits here and in developing countries, the Guardian has found. The investigation reveals that large corporations are creating elaborate structures to move...

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27 May 2007

Nicaragua: Plantation workers look for justice in the North

Author: T. Christian Miller, Los Angeles Times

Many [workers] had spent their lives toiling on banana plantations that U.S. companies operated in this region some 30 years ago...As the decades passed, the workers came to believe that the pesticide, called DBCP, had cost them their health.....

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19 May 2007
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Author: EFE

La distribuidora de automóviles surcoreanos Hyundai en Colombia admitió hoy que entregó cuatro taxis a paramilitares de derecha, pero aclaró que lo hizo "constreñida" por amenazas de muerte contra sus directivos. Hyundai Colombia se refirió...a las...

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17 May 2007
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