Chiquita Faces Another Colombian Terror Funding Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT) -- Chiquita Brands International is facing the latest in a string of civil suits over its admitted ties to violent right-wing terrorists in Colombia, this one from about 240 people who say their family members were killed by the group Chiquita helped support.

The 110-page complaint, lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, asserts allegations of wrongful death and financing terrorism arising from the roughly $1.7 million Chiquita paid to the paramilitary group United Self-Defense Groups of Colombia (Autodefensorias Unidas de...
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