|The Court of Foreign Affairs|
|Topic||Ethics and Social Responsibility|
|Key Words||Human rights, global, social responsibility|
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of Fresh Del Monte Produce in Guatemala was held at gunpoint and threatened
with death if he didn’t resign and call off a planned protest against
layoffs at other company plantations. Now this worker and others are suing
Fresh Del Monte in federal court in Miami, charging that they were kidnapped
and tortured in violation of both international human rights laws and
U.S. law. They argue that a 1789 U.S. law allows them to sue. Fresh Del
Monte says that even if the alleged conduct did occur, while inappropriate,
it does not meet the legal definition of torture.
|Source||"The Court of Foreign Affairs," U.S. News and World Report, June 23, 2003, p. 31.|
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