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Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality
Posted March 27, 2009 to photo album "Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality"
Slide 9: A History of Poverty
United Fruit workers in Honduras.
People are poor in Honduras because for centuries its people have been vassals, first to a Spanish elite, and their descendents, and later to North American fruit corporations.
In 1899, the Standard Fruit Company shipped the first banana out of Honduras to the United States. A banana Republic was born. To protect American corporate interests in Honduras, U.S. Marines intervened in Honduras in 1903, 1907, 1911, 1912, 1919, 1924, and 1925.