1954, Guatemala - CIA & the United Fruit Company, Jacobo Arbenz - YouTube

1954, Guatemala - CIA & the United Fruit Company, Jacobo Arbenz - YouTube

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits.Ensuring that Columbia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who hosted company representatives at the US embassy in Bogotá, which in turn was in contact with Washington.

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits.Ensuring that Columbia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who hosted company representatives at the US embassy in Bogotá, which in turn was in contact with Washington.

En este telegrama de 1929, el embajador de Estados Unidos en Colombia transmite la versión de la United Fruit Company sobre la acción del ejército contra los trabajadores en Ciénaga

En este telegrama de 1929, el embajador de Estados Unidos en Colombia transmite la versión de la United Fruit Company sobre la acción del ejército contra los trabajadores en Ciénaga

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits.Ensuring that Columbia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who hosted company representatives at the US embassy in Bogotá, which in turn was in contact with Washington.

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits.Ensuring that Columbia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who hosted company representatives at the US embassy in Bogotá, which in turn was in contact with Washington.

New Orleans-based United Fruit Company banana boat on the River under the unfinished GNO bridge. 1957.

A Haunting Photo of the SS Yaque Vessel for the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita) bringing in bananas from Ecuador to New Orleans in the background, The Mississippi River Bridge still under construction with a scheduled completion date of early

Dock workers unload bananas for United Fruit Company, circa 1941.

Dock workers unload bananas for United Fruit Company, circa

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Colombia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of s…

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Colombia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of s…

United Fruit Company - Chronology

United Fruit Company - Chronology

Panama - UNITED FRUIT COMPANY TRAIN - narrow gauge railroad carries no freight except bananas

Panama - UNITED FRUIT COMPANY TRAIN - narrow gauge railroad carries no freight except bananas

United Fruit Company

United Fruit Company, Fleet List, Shipping Line, Shipping Company, Passenger Ships

The Banana massacre was a massacre of workers for the United Fruit Company that occurred on December 6, 1928 in the town of Ciénaga near Santa Marta, Colombia. The government of the United States of America had threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit’s interests.

TIL of the 'Banana massacre' in 1928 where up to 3000 striking workers where killed by colombian forces after the US threatened to invade if they would not protect american interests.

Artist Unknown poster: Great White Fleet - United Fruit Company - Havana (Luggage Label)

Great White Fleet - United Fruit Company - Havana (Luggage Label) by Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown poster: Great White Fleet - United Fruit Company - Havana (Luggage Label)

Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World - Peter Chapman - Book Review - New York Times

Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World - Peter Chapman - Book Review

“The Untied Fruit Company dominated the global banana trade in the century

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