In May 2007, the French NGO "Peuples Solidaires" publicly accused the Compañia Bananera Atlántica Limitada (COBAL), a Chiquita subsidiary, of knowingly violating what the NGO describes as "its workers' basic rights" and endangering their families health and their own. Allegedly, the banana firm has carelessly exposed labourers at the Coyol plantation in Costa Rica to highly toxic pesticides on multiple occasions. Additionally, the human rights group accuses the company of using a private militia to intimidate workers. Finally, Peuples Solidaires claims that Chiquita, despite a regional agreement between the company and local unions requiring prompt investigation of grievances, has ignored certain union compliants for more than a year
"Terry Collingsworth, a lawyer with International Rights Advocates who is leading the multi-million dollar litigation, said: "This is a landmark case, maybe the biggest terrorism case in history. In terms of casualties, it's the size of three World Trade Center attacks."
- Joshua Forman
- Sabanilla, San Jose, Costa Rica
- Hello Im Josh and welcome to my blog, here you can view my different works in art & design animation. I studied at the South East Essex College and graduated in Multimedia & Animation. I then studied at the University of Glamorgan where I completed 2 short films in 2D using Adobe Flash, Premiere, Photoshop and After effects. I am always pursuing my passion in art and animation and continue to better my skills to meet the needs of the industry. you can also visit my website at http://www.joshua-forman.co.uk/