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What Happens In Colombia Doesn't Stay In Colombia

Katie Redford | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Katie Redford

After years of litigating against Chiquita on behalf of Colombian villagers terrorized by Chiquita-sponsored death squads, a federal judge denied the company's latest attempt to get rid of our case and escape justice.

It's National Banana Lovers Day: Fun Facts to Go Bananas Over

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

What's the most popular fruit in the United States? It's eaten in more quantities than oranges and apples put together. It's a fruit so beloved it's s...

Tax Inversion Wave Is Sweeping Away American Jobs

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

Congress and the Obama administration cannot wait any longer to come to agreement on reforming our corporate tax code to remove the loophole that creates this perverse incentive for sending job overseas and, instead, incentivize job growth at home.

Chiquita Bananas Could Face Boycott Over Plan To Ditch America

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business

Chiquita may be the next major corporation to split from the U.S. to avoid taxes. The banana giant rejected a $625 million buyout bid by Brazilian ...

REPORT: Why Chiquita Is Spending Big To Block A 9/11 Victims' Bill

The Daily Beast | Tim Mak | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

For years, the conglomerate paid off Colombian militias. So it’s no wonder the company is now furiously lobbying to stop a bill that would make it e...

Next Chapter In The Global Banana Trade's Bloody History: 'Walmartization'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

Two of the world’s biggest banana companies announced Monday that they're joining together to form a banana empire. It's just the latest development...

World's Largest Banana Company Is Born

Reuters | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

DUBLIN (AP) — Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday the...

Banana Republic Legacy Thrives in Today's Latin America

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

The term "banana republic" has become a cliche to describe economic imperialism throughout history, but the legacy of colonialism persists in Latin America today.

Chiquita Goes Bananas over Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home
Kathryn Marshall

Perhaps it isn't surprising then that an environmental group with such a flexible sense of ethics--ForestEthics-- should find a partner in a banana firm made notorious for its own vast ethical deficits. The two of them have now teamed up to make Chiquita Brands a friend to the petro-tyrants of the world.

Chiquita & the Colombia FTA -- Murder in the Interest of Profit

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Recent documents obtained by the National Security Archive from the U.S. Justice Department show that Chiquita Brands International made illegal payments to Colombian guerrilla groups and death squads over 14 years in return for security from them.

Weekly Diaspora: How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fue...

Trade, Islands, and Diversity

Carl Pope | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

If you are over 50 and think that bananas tasted better when you were young, you are right. Bananas are not the only example of how neo-liberal trade rules are bad news for small places.

Health Teachers' Hopes Flaccid Over Extinct Fruit

Doree Lewak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doree Lewak

Slippery problems plague sex ed classes across the country, screwing high school health teachers yet again -- and not in a way they'd hoped for. The f...

Banana Land and the Corporate Death Squad Scandals

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Cray

In a sworn statement a paramilitary described his relationship with the multinational banana companies as "an open public relationship" involving the kidnapping and assassination of labor leaders.

Holder Helped Secure Lenient Plea Deal With Bush Lawyers

The Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the US Justice Department announced in March 2007 that Chiquita Brands had pleaded guilty to "one count of engaging in transactions with a specia...

Colombia Confirms It Cannot Meet Necessary FTA Prerequisites; Death Squads on Rise

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

(UPDATED) In his final debate with John McCain, President-elect Barack Obama made it clear why he opposed passage of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement...

Green Edge 8 - Saving Lives on Farms in Latin America - Cultivar

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

The safety of U.S. food depends starts with the farms where our food is grown. Last month, congressional hearings on America's largest salmonella outb...

Chiquita Sued Over Killings Of US Missionaries

Reuters | Tom Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S.-based Chiquita Brands International Inc has been hit with a lawsuit in federal court in Miami over the killings of five U.S. missionaries by Marx...

Chiquita Pays $5 Million For Supporting Right-Wing Colombian Terrorists

McClatchy Newspapers | Pablo Bachelet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chiquita Brands International, the Cincinnati-based company famous for its banana brand, on Monday made the first $5 million installment on a $25 mill...

Chiquita's $25 Million Fine Is Largest Penalty Ever Sought Under US Global Terrorism Sanctions

Associated Press | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will not prosecute 10 Chiquita Brands International executives involved in the company's now-defunct payoff of ...