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    Bananas Fund Terrorism

    I couldn't belive it either, but here it is...

    NEWS - Comcast.net
    Chiquita Pleads Guilty in Terror Probe
    By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Banana company Chiquita Brands International admitted in federal court Monday that, for years, it paid terrorists to protect its Colombian banana-growing operations.

    The company pleaded guilty to one count of doing business with a terrorist organization. The plea is part of a deal with prosecutors that calls for a $25 million fine.

    The agreement ends a lengthy Justice Department investigation into the company's financial dealings with right-wing paramilitaries and leftist rebels the U.S. government deems terrorist groups.

    Prosecutors say the Cincinnati-based company and several unnamed high-ranking corporate officers agreed to pay about $1.7 million between 1997 and 2004 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, known as AUC for its Spanish initials.

    The AUC has been responsible for some of the worst massacres in Colombia's civil conflict and for a sizable percentage of the country's cocaine exports. The U.S. government designated the right-wing militia a terrorist organization in September 2001.

    Prosecutors said the company made the payments in exchange for protection for its workers. In addition to paying the AUC, prosecutors said, Chiquita made payments to the National Liberation Army, or ELN, and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, as control of the company's banana-growing area shifted.

    Chiquita stock has risen sharply since the deal was announced last week. Company shares were trading down 6 cents at $13.46 in midmorning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
    I'm never buying Chiquita banana's again....

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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    I am buying Chiquita bananas just to see if they're any good.
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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Shodokan View Post
    I am buying Chiquita bananas just to see if they're any good.
    Ever had Dole banana? If you did, don't buy Chiquita it's the same taste.

    'Cause you give me something / That makes me scared, alright / This could be nothing / But I'm willing to give it a try / Please give me something
    'Cause someday I might call you from my heart

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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyoro-Pyoro View Post
    Ever had Dole banana? If you did, don't buy Chiquita it's the same taste.
    I always preferred Dole to Chiquita... lol... something about the stickers, I think. Not the actual taste. What was it about those stickers?

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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    don't blame them [chiquita] I doubt they thought
    hey! I know who will protect our people/products ... terrorists!

    yeahh I'm pretty sure there were several *accidental* murders/fires to convince the company to buy protection from the terrorist
    after all they are Terror-ists...

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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    Gotta agree with kimi there...
    lol is it kinda a famous brand of bananas? i never heard of it b4...
    i only get bananas locally.. fresh they are and how good they tatse depend on the love the local ppl give

    *bananas are my fav~! but i like orange more or hey was it apple...or is it strawberry im not forgetting u grapes...and..

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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    Technicly, they're not really "Terrorists", The US government only defined them as terrorists, for the most part, they're Drug-lords and Mafia men. If anything, Chaquita is helping the Drug-trade, not terrorism

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    Re: Banana's Fund Terrorism

    O.K, it's just bananas!! Does it matter! what matters is the fact that the company is paying "terrorist" for protection but wy not contact the police and/or officials?

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