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Has a deep V neck line and a sash tie around the waist. Guaranteed by Mon, Oct Gorgeous brand new wrap dress. By the s the United Fruit Company owned 3. Such holdings gave it great power over the governments of small countries. That was one of the factors confirming the suitability of the phrase Banana Republics.
In the early 20th century, the American businessman Sam Zemurray founder of the Cuyamel Fruit Company was instrumental to establishing the "banana republic" stereotype, when he entered the banana-export business by buying overripe bananas from the United Fruit Company to sell in New Orleans.
In , Zemurray bought 6, hectares 15, acres in the Caribbean coast of Honduras for exploitation by the Cuyamel Fruit Company. In , Zemurray conspired with Manuel Bonilla , an ex-president of Honduras —07 , and the American mercenary Gen. Lee Christmas , to overthrow the civil government of Honduras and install a military government friendly to foreign businessmen.
To that end, the mercenary army of the Cuyamel Fruit Company, led by Gen. Christmas, effected a coup d'état against President Miguel R. The political instability consequent to the coup d'état stalled the Honduran economy, and the unpayable external debt ca. That financial deficit perpetuated Honduran economic stagnation and perpetuated the image of Honduras as a banana republic.
In the event, the U. Lee Christmas became commander of the Honduran army, and later was appointed U. Consul to the Republic of Honduras. Guatemala suffered the regional socio-economic legacy of the banana republic: The inequitable land distribution was an important cause of national poverty, and the concomitant sociopolitical discontent and insurrection. Almost 90 percent of the country's farms are too small to yield adequate subsistence harvests to the farmers, while two percent of the country's farms occupy 65 percent of the arable land, the property of the local oligarchy.
During the s, the United Fruit Company sought to convince the governments of U. In the Cold War —91 context of the pro-active anti-communist politics exemplified by U. Senator Joseph McCarthy in the years —57, geo-political concerns about the security of the Western Hemisphere facilitated President Eisenhower's ordering and authorizing Operation Success, the Guatemalan coup d'état by means of which the U.
A mixed history of elected presidents and puppet-master military juntas were the governments of Guatemala in the course of the year Guatemalan Civil War — However, in , at the year mark, the Guatemalan people promulgated a new political constitution , and elected Vinicio Cerezo —91 president; then Jorge Serrano Elías — Reserved for itself the most succulent, The central coast of my own land, The delicate waist of the Americas.
It rechristened its territories As the "Banana Republics", And over the sleeping dead, Over the restless heroes Who brought about the greatness, The liberty and the flags,. Domestically, the corrupt national government of Macondo abets the business policies and labor practices of the foreign corporations, which brutally oppress the workers. The protagonist, José Arcadio Segundo, has been organizing the workers of the banana plantations to jointly affect a work strike to protest the inhumane working conditions.
Martial law is imposed upon Macondo, and the workers respond by sabotaging the banana plantations. In unexpected response, the national government diplomatically invites more than 3, workers to meet with provincial leaders to resolve their labor-and-management differences.
The meeting is a deceit; the army surrounds the workers and methodically kill them with machine guns. Afterward, the three thousand corpses are collected onto a train and later dumped into the sea, to be forgotten. Meanwhile, the apparently dead José Arcadio Segundo also was loaded onto the coast-bound train of corpses, yet later escapes and walks back to Macondo.
To his horror, José Arcadio learns that all memory of the massacre has been eliminated, no-one in Macondo remembers the killing of three thousand workers. The townsfolk refuse to believe José Arcadio when he tells them of the massacre, which he survived. Moreover, nature contributes to the oblivion with heavy, unrelenting rain that destroys the physical traces of the massacred workers. Woody Allen 's film Bananas depicted a fictional banana republic called San Marcos; the film is also named for this term.
Countries that obtained independence from colonial powers in the 20th and 21st centuries have at times thereafter tended to share traits of banana republics due to influence of large private corporations in their politics,  for example; Maldives resort companies ,  the Philippines tobacco industry, American government and corporations.
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