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Colombians want banana execs extradited

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by poncho, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    By TOBY MUSE, Associated Press Writer

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Outraged Colombians called Friday for the United States to extradite American banana executives after the Cincinnati-based fruit giant Chiquita acknowledged paying money for protection to illegal groups that carried out killings.

    Chiquita settled a U.S. Justice Department probe by agreeing Wednesday to pay a $25 million fine and acknowledging that its wholly owned subsidiary Banadex paid $1.7 million to far-right paramilitaries labeled terrorists by the United States. Chiquita also admitted funding Colombia's two main leftist rebel groups, but the U.S. complaint offered no information about how much it paid them.


    Chiquita portrayed itself as a victim of Colombian violence, and Wall Street analysts quickly declared the chapter closed, giving reassuring guidance to Chiquita shareholders that led to a sharp rise in share prices.


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    Amazing. I don't know what to make of this one.
     
    #1 poncho, Mar 16, 2007
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  2. Filmproducer

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    Same old, same old. Different company same tactics and exploitation. Profit and the almighty dollar guide these companies certainly not morals and basic human dignity.
     
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