By Peter Chapman
During this compelling heritage of the United Fruit corporation, Financial Times author Peter Chapman weaves a dramatic story of huge enterprise, deceit, and violence, exploring the origins of arguably the most arguable worldwide companies 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 regulations: from the promoting of the banana because the first quickly meals, 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 comparable to Richard Nixon and CIA operative Howard Hunt, manipulated the click in new, and stoked the progressive ire of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
From the exploited banana republics of imperative the US to the concrete jungle of latest 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.