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Human Rights Claims against Chiquita for Funding Colombian Paramilitaries Will Proceed in U.S. Court


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Human Rights Claims against Chiquita for Funding Colombian Paramilitaries Will Proceed in U.S. Court

Earthrights International

WASHINGTON - After almost a decade of litigation, victims of Colombian paramilitary death squads funded by Chiquita are moving forward in a federal lawsuit against the banana giant. Yesterday, Florida federal judge Kenneth Marra rejected Chiquita’s argument that the case should be heard in Colombia rather than the United States, clearing the way for the historic case to advance toward trial.

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