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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-10-06 07:29 PM
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Colombia: Chiquita accused of arms transport for guerrillas
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Colombia: Chiquita accused of arms transport for guerrillas
(Publication date: 10 April 2006)

Tholen - The human rights tribunal TPP has started hearings against the multinational Chiquita, amongst others, because of their contacts with the Colombian guerrillas. Also the US and Switzerland (Nestl) are held responsible for allowing their multinationals to profit from the conflict in the country. The TPP thinks that employees in Colombia are being kept under pressure as companies use the guerrillas as agents to be able to cut labour rights.

Chiquita would have admitted paying paramilitary groups in front of a US tribunal. However, the TPP believes that evidence exists that proves a shipment of the multinational in 2001 of 3000 automatic rifles of the type AK-47 and 5 mln. bullets in ammunition to guerrilla groups in Crdoba and Urab.
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Publication date: 10 April 2006
Author: Andr van der Wiel
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com

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