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Chiquita Charged With Terrorist Dealings

Banana company Chiquita Brands International Inc. was charged

Wednesday with doing business with a terrorist organization.

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Court documents filed Wednesday are an indication the company

has settled a lengthy Justice Department investigation into its

financial dealings with terrorist groups in Colombia.

The group, United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia

is described in court documents as a violent right-wing

organization that the U.S. has designated as a terrorist group.