Panama: Coosemupar suspends delivery of bananas
Friday, November 16 2007 @ 02:52 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
According to Sucre, Coosemupar demands a better price from Chiquita or Coosemupar will be able to sell to a different trader, referring to some offers by Spain, Italy and Russia.
Coosemupar expects an increase of 1,25 dollars per box to cover production costs. Mr. Sucre's proposal is supported by the workers union as well. "This is the only way that we have to liberate us of the contracts signed in 2003," declared the General Secretary of the workers union Mr. Salustiano De Gracia.
Coosemupar has 3,000 hectares, 2,800 workers and a debt of 30 million to the Panamanian government.
Based in a report by http://www.prensa.com
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Publication date: 11/15/2007
Author: Jahir Lombana