Tag Archives: United Fruit

Chiquita Republic Of Honduras

(Excerpted from Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The CIA works hand in hand with United Brands (UB) throughout Central America.  In 1932 when Salvadoran peasants revolted against dismal working conditions on UB banana plantations, the company backed a military massacre which left 300,000 dead and is remembered as La Matanza. Continue reading

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Chiquita & The Coca Leaf

(Excerpted from Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In 1954 CIA Director Allen Dulles rescued BP by launching Operation Ajax against Iran’s democratically-elected Mohamed Mossadegh. Continue reading

Class War In Guatemala

1988 - Guatemala_011(Excerpted from Chapter 4: Gringotenango:  The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries)

It’s better to burn out than it is to rust – Neil Young

Comitan  11-1-87

The border station at Comitan is a breeze and we begin our ascent into the magical mountains of Guatemala. The feeling changes as soon as we leave Mexico. Continue reading

The Banana Republic Of Honduras

1997 - 2-15 - Honduras - Tegucigalpa - kid getting nabbed by(Excerpted from Chapter 18: Overland to Costa Rica: The Grateful Unrich…)

Trujillo, Honduras is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  It is wedged between the Madre de Dios and the Caribbean, sitting on a huge bay. Continue reading

Chiquita Cocaine & Zionist Death Squads

1988 - Guatemala_007(Excerpted from Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In 1954 CIA Director Allen Dulles rescued BP by launching Operation Ajax against Iran’s democratically-elected Mohamed Mossadegh.  That same year Dulles came to the aid of United Fruit Company in Guatemala, where nationalist Jacobo Arbenz was elected President on a platform promising land reform. Continue reading