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UFCOUnited Fruit Company
UFCOUnfilled Customer Order
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, it seems, never totally forgot the event, as the United Fruit Company and Banana Massacre find mentions in his novella 'Leaf Storm' and Hundred Years of Solitude respectively.
Posteriormente, el ex-jornalero de las bananeras llega a ser uno de los principales activistas del Partido Comunista y en 1934 lidera una huelga en las plantaciones que puso en jaque a la United Fruit Company. De vuelta en la capital, Fallas aprende el oficio de zapatero, mas tarde es elegido diputado al congreso y, en 1948, es uno de los jefes del bando perdedor de la guerra civil de Costa Rica.
Desde esta perspectiva, la construccion de "ciudades bananeras" por parte de la United Fruit Company (UFCo) (5) en Centroamerica se constituyo como una continuacion de esos procesos de expansion-colonizacion durante buena parte del siglo anterior.
This study explores the hidden world of banana cowboys, the white men who worked for the United Fruit Company (UFCO), lived in its corporate colonies in Central America and the Caribbean, and enacted the domination of tropical peoples for the company during the 1920s and 1930s, when UFCO was the largest agricultural enterprise in the world.
Like the rejected bananas of the US-owned United Fruit Company, the dead workers were packed inside a train and thrown into the sea.
Empresas y corporaciones como la United Fruit Company sembraron miseria en Centroamerica y destruyeron las economias locales.
En el ambito internacional el cambio de siglo se inicia con la expansion del capital norteamericano en America Latina, especialmente en Centroamerica y el Caribe, a traves de las inversiones de grandes corporaciones norteamericanas como la United Fruit Company (UFC), companias petroleras como la Standard Oil, y companias azucareras como la South Puerto Rico Sugar Company o la Cuban American Sugar Company, entre otras.
En las primeras decadas del siglo XX floreceran en el Istmo las llamadas "republicas bananeras", cuyos gobernantes serviles y corruptos, dictadores delirantes muchos de ellos, ceden lo mejor de sus territorios para ser explotados a discrecion por companias monopolicas yanquis, como la United Fruit Company, lo que genero conflictos sociales y agitacion laboral en la zona, ademas de migraciones trascendentes, como las de los trabajadores afrocaribenos provenientes de Jamaica y otras islas, quienes se sumaran a los habitantes del mismo origen que poblaban el litoral del Atlantico, reforzando sus rasgos culturales.
After the election of Jorge Ubico, the United Fruit Company, a United States based corporation, became the dominant force.
Recent participants include Lucia Madriz, whose 2014 installation melded mathematical sequencing with biological imagery, and Oscar Figueroa, whose minimalist materials contrast with his project's focus on the convoluted history of the United Fruit Company's presence in Central America.
In Banes, this vibrant antillano population largely labored for the United Fruit Company or one of its subsidiary divisions, as the worldfamous multinational corporation headquartered its Cuban operations in town.
After Guatemala became independent again, it was ruled by a series of dictators assisted by the United Fruit Company. After 36 years of civil strife in the late 20th century, the country witnessed economic growth and democratic reforms.
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