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Frontline, ProPublica investigation examines relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor

...Firestone [a subsidiary of Bridgestone] wanted Liberia for its rubber. [Charles] Taylor wanted Firestone to help his rise to power. At a pivotal meeting in Liberia’s jungles in July 1991, the company agreed to do business with the warlord. In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Taylor, an investigation by ProPublica and Frontline lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict...

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