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Tag Results for "United Fruit Company"

The Banana Massacre Occurred in Colombia in 1928

Today in Latin American history, the government of Colombia sent military forces to suppress a month-long strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths in 1928. continue reading »

The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King

Guatemala Issues Formal Apology to Deposed Former President Jacobo Arbez’ Family, 57 Yrs Later

For the first time in 57 years, the government of Guatemala is issuing an official apology to the family of the former President of the Republic of Guatemala, Colonel Juan Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, for human rights violations by the Guatemalan state. continue reading »