Lawsuit accuses Chiquita of funding terrorism groups

NEWARK, New Jersey: Relatives of people alleged to have been be murdered by paramilitary groups in Colombia sued Chiquita Brands International Inc., accusing the banana company of funding terrorists.

The lawsuit comes four months after Cincinnati, Ohio-based Chiquita admitted it paid such groups $1.7 million (€1.23 million) in protection money over six years to protect its most profitable banana-growing operation.

Published in: on July 27, 2007 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

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