Rare verdict finds Chiquita liable for killings of Colombians

A jury in South Florida has ruled that banana giant Chiquita must pay $38.3 million to relatives of people killed by a right-wing paramilitary group that received funding from the fruit company. The verdict is a rare case of a private US company being held liable for human rights abuses that take place in other countries. Marco Werman speaks with Michael Evans of the National Security Archive and head of The Chiquita Papers, which documents the company’s ties to paramilitary groups in Colombia’s civil war.

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