Sixty-five Colombians asserted claims under state tort law because they all had family members murdered (and some were also personally attacked) by the AUC. Plaintiffs sued Dole based on evidence demonstrating that Dole provided substantial support to the AUC.
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Colombia’s prosecution is set to charge almost 200 companies, including multinationals like Dole and Del Monte, for financing death squads in the banana-growing region of the country, according to Blu Radio. The radio station reported contents of the alleged set of indictments a day after the country’s chief prosecutor announced his office would charge companies for crimes against humanity for their alleged voluntary support for the paramilitary death squads.
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