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Chiquita and Ireland’s Fyffes merge to become top banana supplier

US-based Chiquita Brands and Ireland's Fyffes Plc said Monday that they are merging, creating the world's larget banana supplier with annual revenue of $4.6 billion. In the stock-for-stock transaction Chiquita shareholders will own approximately 50.……

Lawsuit: Chiquita fruit company ‘funded death squads’ in Colombia

Fruit importer Chiquita Brands International “knowingly provided material support to a terrorist organization” by paying protection money and providing weapons to a Colombian rebel group, a lawsuit filed in a Florida court this week alleges. Three US citizens who survived a five-year hostage ordeal at the hands of Colombia’s notorious…

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