Friday, March 16, 2007


posted by The Vidiot @ 11:56 AM Permalink

"I'm Chiquita banana,
and I'm here to say
I am the best banana
for the CIA"

Or something like that.
Excerpt: Chiquita Brands International, famous for its bananas, has agreed to pay $25 million in fines for employing paramilitary groups to protect its farms in Colombia, according to a CNN report.
Uh, I bet they weren't just 'protecting their farms.' Chaquita has a long, tawdry history.
Excerpt: Throughout its history, Chiquita's operations have contributed to the destablization of at least one Central American country, and compounded the problems of poverty and deteriorating health among banana plantation workers. Chiquita's predecessor, United Fruit Company, used its political might to convince the U.S. to topple the popularly elected government of Guatemala in the 1950s.


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