The United Fruit Company
The United Fruit Company, a U.S. concern, is notorious for having
economically colonized Central American in particular, using the
support of the U.S. politically--and, on occasion, militarily--to
ensure its taking of large profits in the region. Dissent within the
U.S. against the U.S. government-United Fruit Company collaboration
reached its peak in the second decade of the 20th century.
For more, see a summary of the
U.S. invasion of Guatamala.
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