Thursday, June 7, 2007

Blood Bananas

The Columbian banana company Chiquita is being sued by the families of 173 people who accuse them of paying money to the United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia (AUC). Chiquita has already been censured by the United States at a rate of $25 Million US. The problem with sponsoring AUC is that they are a right-wing paramilitary group who has been engaged in an ongoing war with FARC for the country and have been deemed a terrorist organization by the US. So, think about that the next time you buy a banana, especially if it is a Chiquita. That Chiquita banana you may be eating is covered in the blood of Columbians.