Making history with Obama
The day after the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Eric Holder Jr is working from Covington & Burling's elegant new Manhattan offices inside the year-old New York Times Building. He is there to prep Fernando Aguirre, the chief executive of Chiquita Brands International, for an interview with US news show 60 Minutes, which will be broadcasting a segment on the company's past involvement with Colombian right-wing paramilitary forces. Last March, Holder helped Chiquita secure a slap-on-the-wrist plea deal to charges that it had paid off the terrorists.But before the Aguirre meeting, Holder has to place a call to Warren Ballentine, a nationally-syndicated African-American radio talkshow host, who wants to discuss last night's primary results.
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