Litigation in US Courts: Doe v. Chiquita. Chiquita Brands International, Inc., the multi-national produce company, has been accused of funding and arming known terrorist organizations in Colombia, in order to maintain control of Colombia’s banana growing regions. In 2007, after the US Justice Department brought criminal charges, Chiquita pled guilty and agreed to pay a $25m fine to the US government, which was at the time the largest U.S. criminal penalty ever imposed under federal global terrorism sanction regulations. In civil courts, however, survivors of paramilitary violence and family members of victims are still awaiting justice. We filed a federal class action suit against Chiquita in 2007, on behalf of the Colombian families. This case is ongoing.