By Peter Chapman
During this compelling heritage of the United Fruit corporation, Financial Times author Peter Chapman weaves a dramatic story of huge company, deceit, and violence, exploring the origins of arguably some of the most arguable international enterprises ever, and the ways that their pioneering instance set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today’s multinational companies.
The tale has its resource in United Fruit’s nineteenth-century beginnings within the jungles of Costa Rica. What follows is a damning exam of the company’s guidelines: from the selling of the banana because the first quickly foodstuff, to the company’s involvement in an invasion of Honduras, a bloodbath in Colombia, and a bloody coup in Guatemala. alongside the way in which the corporate fostered covert hyperlinks with U.S. energy agents reminiscent of Richard Nixon and CIA operative Howard Hunt, manipulated the click in new, and stoked the innovative ire of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
From the exploited banana republics of significant the US to the concrete jungle of recent York urban, Peter Chapman’s Bananas is a full of life and insightful cultural background of the coveted yellow fruit, in addition to a gripping narrative in regards to the notorious upward thrust and fall of the United Fruit corporation.
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