Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chiquita in Columbia

As much as I love a free-market economy, I also love and adore a judicial system and government that regulates and intervenes when necessary. For anyone who doesn’t watch The Colbert Report, this Washing Post article should help explain.

To Quote:

The Justice Department said that Chiquita's senior executives reviewed and approved the payments, even though they had the knowledge that the AUC was "a violent paramilitary organization," court documents showed. In corporate books, the company called the money security payments, doling out checks at first and then paying in cash. Even after the State Department labeled the AUC a terrorist group, Chiquita made 50 payments totaling $825,000, court documents showed.
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