Chiquita Executives Must Face Claims Over Colombian Torture

  • Relatives can sue over killings, torture by paramilitary group
  • Company pleaded guilty in 2007, agreed to pay $25 million

Executives at Chiquita Brands International Inc., the banana label owner that pleaded guilty in 2007 to making payments to Colombian paramilitary groups, were ordered to face U.S. lawsuits claiming they played a role in the torture or killings of thousands of Colombians.

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