Colombian paramilitary admits what we already guessed…

…namely, that he and his fascist kind are in the pocket of the big multinationals. Story from Aporrea, translated by Your Humble:

A Colombian paramilitary chief admitted from his prison cell on Friday that ultra-right death squads received money from multinationals in the banana-growing Urabá region in exchange for protection.

“It’s no secret for anyone, especially in the Urabá zone, that the multinationals paid these monies via a middleman for a corporation in exchange for security,” said the paramilitary, Fredy Rendón, alias El Alemán, speaking to a group of reporters authorized to visit the prison in Itagüí.

Rendón also considered that it unlikely that the United States would accept the extradition to Colombia of the executives of the companies who ordered the financing of the ultra-right groups, such as Chiquita Brand, which admitted to paying a fine for having delivered cash to the paramilitaries.

“Certainly we (the paramilitary chiefs) might be extradited to the United States, but those guys from Chiquita, no,” he said.


Chiquita Brands admitted before a court in Washington that its Colombian subsidiary, Banadex, made more than 100 payments to the AUC ultra-right group, amounting to more than 1.7 million dollars, disguised as payments for security. In similar fashion, they collaborated in the importation of more than 3,000 AK-47s and millions of cartridges.

Fascism: it’s all okay, as long as it’s in the service of capitalism.

FTAA as the capitalists see it

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