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The spirit of United Fruit’s imperialist rule over Central American workers never ends in fruit capitalism. The Agroindustrial Workers’ Union (STAS) has been trying to organize seasonal melon workers and  improve labor conditions in Choluteca for more than four years. It accuses Fyffes, a Dublin-based, Japanese-owned multinational and leading exporter of fruit to the United […]
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Hillary and Honduras

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On December 23, 2015
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign posted a silly “7 Things Hillary Has in Common with Your Abuela” to appeal to Latinos. It was kind of pandering. So naturally a #NotMyAbuela Twitter campaign began. And whatever. This is just a Tuesday on Twitter. But those on the left doing this brought up her role with the 2009 […]

Honduras

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On August 3, 2014
When Republicans want to send children back to Central America, this is the horror they want to send them back to. In the 2010s, we often look at U.S. immigration policy toward Jews in 1930s Germany, refusing to allow them in even though it was clear their lives were on the line, as an immoral […]

Learning Spanish

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On July 2, 2013

The labor historian Dana Frank has a wonderful if disturbing essay on learning Spanish through experiencing and then fighting against the Honduran coup that took place in 2009. Frank is not one to min

Worst Book Review Ever

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On May 29, 2012
It’s hard to imagine a more hackish book review than what Ira Stoll pulls off at Reason. Reviewing Rich Cohen’s new book on the United Fruit Company (this is the first I’ve heard about the book although I’ll probably take a look at it), Stoll notes that the story of Sam “The Banana Man” Zemurray […]

Covert Wars

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On May 6, 2012

How many of you were aware we were deep in a covert war in Honduras? I guess now we see a little more why Obama was pretty quiet about the 2009 coup. Hard to see what can go wrong here….

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