Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Barack Obama Considering Eric Holder for Attorney General: Why We Should Be Concerned About His Role Defending Chiquita Brands in Columbia?

Colombia and Ecuador: U.S. Politics and Chiquita - Chevron Lawsuit
Worldview (WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio)
Host: Jerome McDonnell

President-Elect Barack Obama looks ready to nominate Eric Holder for Attorney General. During his years in private practice, Holder defended Chiquita Brands in a case where it admitted it funneled weapons and money to a Colombian paramilitary group deemed a terrorist organization during the time of the payments.

Chiquita paid a 25 million dollar fine in the case but no one went to prison.

Adam Isacson is Director of Programs for the Center for International Policy. His blog is called Plan Columbia and Beyond. He gave me his take on Holder’s involvement with Chiquita…

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