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[video] The Price Of Bananas

...[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 acknowledging it had paid nearly $2 million in protection money to a murderous paramilitary group that has killed or massacred thousands of people. [also refers to Dole, Fresh Del Monte]

Part of the following stories

60 Minutes (USA) report on Chiquita's ties to armed groups - interviews Chiquita CEO, paramilitary leader

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