Families sue Chiquita over deaths of Americans in Colombia

  • This undated photo provided by Leslie Cork shows Tania Julin in Winter Springs, Fla. Julin’s husband was kidnapped on Jan. 31, 1993 in the village of Pucuro, Panama, about 15 miles from the Colombian border. The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the company made to the group. Trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in West Palm Beach federal court in lawsuits that accuse Chiquita of violating the Anti-Terrorism Act. (Leslie Cork via AP)

MIAMI — The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the company made to the group.

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