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Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World - Peter Chapman - Book Review

Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World - Peter Chapman - Book Review - The New York Times

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"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.

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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.

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Bananas And Business: The United Fruit Company In Colombia, 1899-2000 (Hardcover)

Bananas And Business: The United Fruit Company In Colombia, 1899-2000

The United Fruit Company was an American corporation that traded in tropical fruit (primarily bananas) grown on Central and South American plantations and sold in the United States and Europe.

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