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Chiquita Sued in U.S. by Family of U.S. Geologist Slain by Colombia's FARC

Chiquita Brands International…is facing a second lawsuit accusing the company of helping Marxist rebels in Colombia who kidnapped and murdered an American geologist...[A] complaint filed today in federal court in Washington, alleges the company aided and abetted in the murder...and provided material support and resources to terrorists. Chiquita paid the FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia] guerilla group for protection and supplied it with weapons from 1989 to 1997, according to the complaint…The company and its employees were targets of FARC and holding Chiquita responsible for the group’s crimes “makes no sense,”…said [Loyd, a spokesman for Chiquita]. “Chiquita is confident that these malicious lawsuits will be proven baseless” once the court looks at the evidence, he said...At least 10 other related lawsuits have been filed against Chiquita, Loyd said.

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New lawsuit in US court alleges that Chiquita aided & abetted Colombian rebels who kidnapped & murdered US geologist - firm refutes allegations

Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia, filed in USA by US nationals)