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Chiquita paid out thousands to Colombian rebels

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Banana giant Chiquita Brands International paid more than $800,000 to left-wing Colombian guerrilla groups like the FARC and ELN in the 1990s, according to US documents published by the non-governmental National Security Archive.

The company made the payments totaling $856,815 to several guerrilla groups including the FARC, the ELN and the now defunct EPL between 1991 and 1996, revealed the so-called “Chiquita Papers“, published by the American Institute dedicated to freedom of information and investigative news website Verdad Abierta.

Source: Colombia Reports