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Chiquita banana group liable in death of eight men

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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A Florida jury ruled Monday that Chiquita Brands International, the banana conglomerate, is liable for financing a paramilitary group in Colombia that killed eight men, and it has been ordered to pay the families $38.3 million in restitution. The group, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, was designated by the United States at the time of the killings as a terrorist organization. Chiquita, the multinational fruit corporation headquartered in Florida, was found to be responsible for the wrongful deaths of the eight men killed by the AUC. The men had...

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