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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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17 May 2007

Colombian warlord fingers U.S. banana companies

Author: AP

A paramilitary warlord said that U.S. multinationals who buy Colombia's bananas financed illegal right-wing militias that killed thousands of people in a more than decade-long reign of terror...warlord Salvatore Mancuso named Chiquita, Dole and Del...

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17 May 2007
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Author: EFE

La industria cervecera colombiana Bavaria [parte de SABMiller] y la de bebidas gaseosas Postobon desmintieron hoy las acusaciones hechas por el ex jefe paramilitar de derecha Salvatore Mancuso, que acusó a las dos empresas de financiar escuadrones...

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1 March 2007

full report: "Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States"

Author: Southern Poverty Law Center [USA]

Federal law and U.S. Department of Labor regulations provide some basic protections to H-2 guestworkers — but they exist mainly on paper. Government enforcement of their rights is almost non-existent. Private attorneys typically won’t take up their...

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1 March 2007

USA: Southern Poverty Law Center report says foreign guestworkers routinely "held virtually captive by employers, forced to live in squalid conditions, cheated out of wages"

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31 May 2006
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic

Une large coalition de 70 syndicats et ONG accuse la multinationale Dole, importatrice de bananes, de ne pas respecter les droits humains dans les plantations d’Amérique latine. La campagne dénonce notamment l’exploitation des enfants et les conditions...

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5 April 2006

[PDF] Global Business and Human Rights

Author: A. F. M. Maniruzzaman

...there are frequent allegations against transnational corporations (TNCs) of violation of human rights, environmental degradation and so on...for example, that against Exxon Mobil Corp. in Indonesia, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. in Guatemala,...

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