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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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22 November 2005

Saving the Environment, One Quarterly Earnings Report at a Time

Author: Claudia H. Deutsch, New York Times

Cargill is one of several companies profiting from the concerns - of shareholders, communities and consumers - about global warming, leaking landfills and other potential environmental hazards... "Investors believe it is simply not acceptable to be...

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18 April 2005

Honduran Farm Workers Sue Companies Over Pesticide

Author: Nichola Groom, Reuters

More than 600 Honduran banana pickers are suing some of the world's biggest fruit growers and chemical manufacturers, claiming they distributed and used a US-banned pesticide in Central America that was known to cause sterility...Dow Chemical disputed...

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24 March 2005

U.S.: Rights Advocates Hail 'Landmark' Settlement With American Corporation

Author: Jeffrey Donovan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Human rights advocates say the case [against Unocal regarding Burma]...could help make it easier for multinational corporations to be held accountable for human rights violations committed in the course of their work...Unocal has always denied it knew...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] The Changing Landscape of Liability - A Director’s Guide to Trends in Corporate Environmental, Social and Economic Liability

Author: SustainAbility

[refers to Phillip Morris (part of Altria), McDonald's, Nestlé, Nike, Unocal, Ford, Shell, Monsanto, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical), Talisman, Walt Disney, Swiss Re, General Motors, General Electric, Texaco (part of...

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