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Hearing to focus on alleged ties of U.S. firm to [Colombian] militias

Edwin Guzmán, a plump, one-time Colombian army sergeant turned paramilitary foot soldier, said he is ready to testify at a congressional hearing in Washington today that his military units worked in tandem with illegal militia groups…and that a U.S. company aided the militias. The former sergeant's testimony is part of a widening probe of U.S. companies' alleged ties to right-wing militias in Colombia...[Drummond] officials have said repeatedly that the company has had no contact with the paramilitaries...Drummond [as well as Chiquita and Coca-Cola face]…civil lawsuits in U.S. courtrooms for their alleged ties to illegal armed groups in Colombia.

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Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra la empresa Drummond

Perfil de demanda judicial contra Coca-Cola por actividades en Colombia

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra Chiquita por actividades en Colombia (Procedimientos judiciales en en EE.UU. por nacionales colombianos)