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11 April 2007
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Autor(a): Sibylla Brodzinsky, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

In Colombia...the Chiquita name has recently come to symbolize the confirmation of a long-suspected relationship between multinational firms and illegal armies...Chiquita...admitted in US court last month that it paid $1.7 million to Colombia's brutal...

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2 April 2007
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Autor(a): John Otis, Houston Chronicle [USA]

[Chiquita] pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court last month to one count of engaging in transactions with a terrorist group and agreed to pay a $25 million fine. In defending its actions, company executives portrayed the paramilitaries as armed enemies...

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27 March 2007
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Autor(a): Anya Sostek, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [USA]

As a lawyer for the United Steelworkers, the 38-year-old Mr. [Dan] Kovalik is using an obscure law [known as the Alien Tort Claims Act] passed in the 1700s to target pirate ships in order to sue American companies for alleged crimes committed overseas....

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22 March 2007
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Autor(a): Russell Hubbard, Birmingham News [USA]

Drummond Co. said today it has no plans to reach an out-of-court settlement with people who sued the company over the 2001 killings of union activists connected to its coal mine in Colombia. "Other multinational companies have been subject to similar...

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20 March 2007
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Autor(a): Javier Baena, Associated Press

Colombia's chief prosecutor said Tuesday he will demand the extradition of eight people allegedly involved with Chiquita's payments to right-wing paramilitaries and leftist rebels in a region where it had profitable banana-growing operations. The...

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20 March 2007
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Autor(a): Helda Martínez, Inter Press Service

"We believe it's a deliberate distortion to present the problem of human rights violations in Colombia as the result of a simple struggle between good guys and bad guys," [Colombian] lawyer and trade unionist Francisco Ramírez told IPS. "What is...

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16 March 2007
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Autor(a): Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Faced with a lawsuit over the slayings of three union leaders in Colombia, an Alabama coal company [Drummond Company] quietly lobbied the [US] State Department in an apparent bid to have the suit thrown out, according to court records and an attorney...

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14 March 2007
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Autor(a): Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Siding with a journalism teacher [Stephen Flanagan Jackson] who challenged secrecy in the case, the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre overstepped her authority by sealing the documents in a lawsuit against Drummond...

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6 March 2007
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Autor(a): AP

More than 800 trade unionists have been killed in Colombia over the past six years, by government count, yet the number of those murders solved can be counted on one hand. Union organizing can be a deadly activity anywhere but is particularly dangerous...

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6 March 2007
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Autor(a): Jay Reeves, Associated Press

A federal judge has cleared the way for a civil lawsuit to go to trial accusing an Alabama coal company's Colombian arm of complicity in the killings of three union leaders in the South American country in 2001. Drummond Ltd. and its president, Augusto...

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