Am I the only one that caught wind of this? They're funneling money to death squads in Colombia to protect their fields. From the 'pedia: On March 14, 2007, Chiquita Brands was fined $25 million as part of a settlement with the United States Justice Department for having ties to Colombian paramilitary groups. According to court documents, between 1997 and 2004, high ranking corporate officers paid approximately $1.7 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, the AUC, in exchange for employee protection in Colombia's volatile banana harvesting zone. Similar payments were also made to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, as well as the National Liberation Army, or ELN.  All three of these groups are on the U.S. State Department's list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. On March 19, 2007, Chiquita Brands admitted in federal court that the company paid Colombian terrorists to protect employees at its most profitable banana-growing operation. As part of a deal with prosecutors, the company pleaded guilty to one count of doing business with a terrorist organization. In exchange, the company will pay a $25-million fine and court documents will not reveal the identities of the several senior executives who approved the illegal protection payments. 25 million dollars?! Is that all? Can we send at least one strike bomber to their headquarters? Jasus... we're losing lives fighting a war on terrorism and our own companies turn around and fund them? Unbelievable. I'm sure this will get many "Well lots of companies do this!".... THATS THE FUCKING PROBLEM!