SOURCE: The Nation
When the United Fruit Company Wanted to Buy Guatemala
by Olúfémi O. Táíwò
The United Fruit Company secured the overthrow of Guatemala's government after it refused to pay what amounted to a ransom of more than $200 million in today's dollars.
Banana Republic or Nut Country? January 6 Put American Exceptionalism in Perspective
by Frank P. Barajas
American political elites have responsed to the Capitol riot by comparing it unfavorably to something that would happen in a "banana republic." The historical record of American interference in Latin America and of our own domestic tumults shows that we may not be bananas, but have had our fair share of nuts.
What Hasn’t Changed in Yesterday’s Banana Republics
by Kevin Coleman
Case in point: What’s just happened in Honduras.
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