Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Explore the history of the notorious United Fruit Company and how its influence over the banana industry impacted Central America.
In December 1910, the exiled former leader Manuel Bonilla boarded a borrowed yacht and set sail for Honduras in hopes of reclaiming power by whatever means necessary. Bonilla had a powerful backer: the notorious organization known throughout Latin America as “El Pulpo.” It was a U.S. corporation trafficking in, of all things, bananas. John Soluri investigates the United Fruit Company.
Lesson by John Soluri, directed by Sofia Pashaei.
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