New Orleans - Uptown: 2 Audubon Place is a Georgian Revival house built in 1907 for William T Jay. United Fruit Company magnate Samuel Zemurray lived in this house for decades before donating the house to serve to Tulane as the official residence of the president of the University.
"Among other things, I was to promise to favor the United Fruit Company and the International Railways of Central America; to destroy the railroad workers labor union; ... to establish a strong-arm government, on the style of Ubico. Further, I was to pay back every cent that was invested in the undertaking." ~ General Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes. In exile in El Salvador in 1954, the General was propositioned by a former UFC executive and two CIA agents but found these conditions unacceptable.
The Banana massacre was a massacre of workers at the United Fruit Company, demanding better working conditions. The United Fruit Company was frequently accused of bribing government officials in exchange for preferential treatment, exploiting its workers, paying little by way of taxes to the governments of the countries in which it operated, and working ruthlessly to consolidate monopolies.