Saturday, April 10, 2010
I was browsing through Cryptogon, when I caught an article on how Chiquita funded death squads in Colombia. If you follow the links back to the original article from Huffington Post on how Attorney General Eric Holder was one of the lawyers involved in getting Chiquita out of trouble on that one, you find the shocking statement that Chiquita's payments of money and guns to the Colombian paramilitaries led to the murder of 4000 civilians in Colombia.
So next time you eat that yummy, healthy Chiquita banana, just know that thousands of people have died for the greed of the company that brought it to you. Not that the banana itself is really to blame, the sick and corrupt corporations are.
Nonetheless, that banana is bleeding buckets of red blood.