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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:04 AM

Chiquita should compensate paramilitary child soldiers: Colombia's Supreme Court .

Source: Colombia Reports

Chiquita should compensate paramilitary child soldiers: Colombia's Supreme Court .
Monday, 24 December 2012 07:36 Rob Edmond

Colombia's Supreme Court said assets owned by Chiquita Brand International should be allocated to families of children recruited by the defunct paramilitary group, AUC, local media reported on Monday.

The request comes after the reopening of a criminal investigation into the multinational banana company to find out "to what degree" Chiquita financed the AUC. The multinational banana company allegedly funded the right-wing paramilitary group for "protection" purposes from 1997 to 2004.

Colombia's Supreme Court's request is specifically related to children the AUC recruited in the northwest banana region of Uraba.

Chiquita is currently embroiled in a class action lawsuit against a group of Colombian families in the United States. The fruit company is accused of paying the AUC for security services, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians. The lawsuit claims Chiquita allowed paramilitaries to use one of its ports to "ship drugs out and smuggle arms in."

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/27522-chiquita-should-compensate-children-the-auc-recruited-supreme-court.html



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Reply Chiquita should compensate paramilitary child soldiers: Colombia's Supreme Court . (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
burrowowl Dec 2012 #1
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #4
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #2
bitchkitty Dec 2012 #3
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #5
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #6
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:54 AM

1. As they should

and Chiquita should be prosecuted in the US.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:53 AM

4. Eric Holder used to be Chiquita's lawywer so they are far safer than a medical marijuana patient.

Friends in high places...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:48 AM

2. Adequate compensation for their sins of the past

across Latin America would lead to their complete demise.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:08 AM

3. They should be made to turn over all assets

and control of the corporation to their workers, after paying compensation to the families of their victims.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:43 AM

5. they should pay.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:00 PM

6. On a variety of levels. (nt)

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