Though the title is confounding, this post from The Holly Tree is very telling:
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Bananas, Blood, Chiquita, Death Squads, the US and Israel
"... A U.S. federal court on Monday imposed the fine on Chiquita as part of a plea agreement in which the company acknowledged paying about US$1.7 million between 1997 and 2004 to Colombian paramilitary groups.
The ruling sparked outrage within the staunchly pro-American government, as well as among victims of paramilitary violence.
"You can't help but feeling betrayed by the American justice system," said Interior Minister Carlos Holguin. "For US$25 million those who financed a mass massacre of Colombians were able to purchase impunity."
I will never buy another Chiquita banana, and I hope we never have a need for armed soldiers hanging our on our streets.
The fruit called "lulo" ... cant wait to taste one.
My family was forced to leave cuba in 1960, i was 1 year old. We settled in Bogota where my earliest childhood memories reside. When I was 5, it was decided that we would move to miami and thus began my immersion into the swamp. Back in 10 days.