Jury: Chiquita Liable for Colombian Deaths, Owes $38.3M

Jury: Chiquita Liable for Colombian Deaths, Owes $38.3M

Jury: Chiquita Liable for Colombian Deaths, Owes $38.3M

On Monday, a Florida jury determined that Chiquita Brands should pay compensation of $38.3 million to the families of eight individuals slain by a right-wing paramilitary faction in Colombia, CBS News reported.

Chiquita must pay $38.3 million to the families of eight individuals killed by the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia — known by its Spanish acronym AUC.

The banana producer had funded the group for several years amid the nation’s civil war.

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