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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