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"Them to withstand the aggressive treatments designed to destroy them. So that's not a good thing and scientists at well for no medicine. They They actually looked at the tumor cells or samples and found that specific type of protein called at here are identified. Caused a subset of cancer cells to hibernate, whereas they quit functioning except for recruiting immune cells in your own body to help them regain their disease, fighting strength or potential. So the encouraging part, though, is that giving cancer cells this? Um, at er, the protein inhibitor before chemo prevented this hibernation from occurring So it allowed the chemo to kill all the cancer cells, not just some of them. And these findings are They say, one day going to be utilized in clinical settings to improve cancer outcomes. So depending on the cancer, you know this is important, because, uh, depending on the type of cancer, as well as the patient's lifestyle, recurrence of cancer can be 2030 40% within, you know, after well within five years, or even after the five year Survival rate that they use as a standard measure of cancer cure. Alright Elsewhere in the news, Let's talk about Covid 19. How it ages. The immune system. Long term problems. Maybe Maybe prematurely aging immune cells. People who survive severe covid 19 appeared to end up with a prematurely aged immune system as well as other persistent immunological problems. And that may be the underlying cause of long covid as from the British Society for Immunology. This was one study where they studied the immune systems of 46 people who have been hospitalized with severe covid 19. Well. Three months after discharge, A significant number showed signs of premature and minnows, in essence, which is accelerated. Immune aging Sin essences. Is typically aging terminology. So this included a loss of the native B and T cells, which are your some of the frontline immune cells in your body called into action. If the if you have an invading pathogen So immuno Sin essence usually starts around age 60. But these survivors under 60 also showed signs of it and catching the chase here. The conclusion of the article is that the good news Is that intervention such as exercise and diet have been shown to reverse in unison essence. So even if you have severe covid 19, it doesn't necessarily cause premature aging or you can reverse the effects. And the health consequences aren't necessarily, um, that dire when you when you do that, so you know whether it's prevention or cure of covid or after you know, after Effects of the treatment or after you come down with the virus and get over it. It's healthy lifestyle either way, either before, during or after is of utmost importance. Ever wonder when and where root beer was developed. I was talking to a friend the other day. I said, You know, I used to as a teenager lie friend and I would go to Shakey's pizza, which was a pizza parlor way back when and we'd order. You're this big giant pizza and then mug of root beer apiece and just down it And that was, I think after school, but anyway, it was introduced well as invented in 18 66. And root beer was introduced to the 18 76 U. S. Centennial Exposition kind of the world's fair at the time as we're in the same year, ketchup and the telephone also that same year. That root beer was popularized if you like root beer, you know, I just wish they saw the ingredients and Rubio the herbal extracts because they're you know all Mean cinnamon and anise. And, uh, what service barrel? Uh and you know all beneficial medicinal herbs. But the problem is, they had sugar and carbon dioxide and And additives, Artificial sweeteners. Whatever. Okay, let's talk about food. Healthy food. Actually, it's the number one fruit and number one. Um uh yeah. Fruit and America. It still is. Year after year bananas. They became big business in the United States because of a ship's captains. Bad health. That's right. Captain Lorenzo Baker of Wellfleet Wellfleet Kid Card sailed his schooner telegraph toward the warm water of the Caribbean. Instead of the chilly grand banks, explaining that his health was endangered by the winter cold, so the way back when and Jamaica he took fancy to the bananas he found in the native market. He tried to take some of the stocks home with them. But the fruit rotted long before it reached New England or by experiment, he found that the green bananas kept in a dark corner of the ship's hold would survive the voyage. Soon he began marketing his 18 day bananas as they were called. And finally he state in Jamaica, while other captains of other ships carried the fruit northwards reports such as New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. And by the way bananas and then I think in 18 Oh, five he founded the United Fruit Company. Uh, okay. Just, however, a couple minutes left and remind our regular features are going to be returning next week. The fitness file matters of sexual health and the funny Bon Pharmacy. And just a note on bananas. They do not grow on trees. They are actually a gigantic herb. All right, Let's see. Um okay. This is interesting. Um, well, I'll say that for next week and that's in sexual health, um You can see through your all your senses by closing your eyes and forcing you ourselves to see with other senses. We can achieve a heightened awareness and view our world more intuitively, so That's a good thing to do from time to time, even if it's just to appreciate the eyesight you have. But sometimes it's for concentration, you know, like and and usually with prayer and meditation. You're instructed to close your eyes and that's one reason is because It gives you a heightened sense of awareness. 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"united fruit company" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"These awful conditions throughout Latin America, Um, and the reason that it's a problem, and this is not just us supporting regime change. This is also climate policy that is impacting the global South disproportionately, even though these farmers and these folks in Central and South America contributed to climate change the least In terms of their carbon emissions. They are experiencing the ravages the most right now and first and so US climate policy has contributed to this U. S foreign policy. US economic and trade policy has helped contribute to conditions. Um, that That people are fleeing, and if we cannot as a country, no matter who it is continue to show up in Latin America. And say that this is their fault, or that they are to blame, right? I don't know what to say. Really? It's all our fault where the giant butterfly wings I said, I don't doubt her sincerity. She thinks it's our fault because of unnamed interventions, an unnamed climate effects And the A to B. That leads to see you know, it's the toe Bone's connected to the ear bone thing, and they skipped all the bones in between. I'm seriously I'd love for a real interviewer to get ahold of AOC. I mean, Chris was a nice guy, but he's not going to push her on the silliness. Joy Reid kind of his bought into this and enjoy smarter than this. I don't know why she did cut number two. There are seven countries in Central America. There's another dozen countries and to sort of territories in South America Government 433 million people in South America something like what 44 million people in Central America, the United States southern border with Mexico. Is not the only important issue that matters to the world. Those seven countries have a long history with the United States, much of it troubling. The United States used much of Central America is essentially a giant plantation, Google, the United Fruit Company, We have a long sorted torrid history with this region. The history does not begin at the border where people are showing up. That is not the only important thing that matters. There's a whole history that long proceeds, people arriving at the border Between Mexico and the United States. Sure you get it. It's our fault. It's our fault. The wave of illegal entrance into the United States. The wave of aliens who are cresting over the in completed wall and through the amnesty program and through that's not the NBC program. It's the Refugee program that wave ongoing end cresting and it will continue to on go and it will continue to crash. You'll follow it, then we'll go higher plateau after Plateau will be higher. Is all our fault. For reasons unspecified that long history. Google United fruit Company Uh, did you Google United Fruit Company? Dwayne? Did you do that? I'm Googling it right now. No, I was united. I was I was just hung up on. You know, the Central America was a plantation. United Fruit Company. I Googled it, and there it is. United Fruit company Wikipedia. And the United Fruit Company Now Chiquita brands. Was an American corporation that traded in tropical but primarily bananas grown on Latin American plantations that sold the United States and Europe. Why does she hate bananas so much? I don't know. The company was formed in. Yeah, uh, you got it Was that Harley? You're Ben both okay. It was formed in 18 99 by the merger of minor Kate Banana trading company with Andrew Preston's Boston fruit company. It flourished in early to mid 20th century and came to control vast territories and transportation networks in Central American, the Caribbean coast of Colombia and the West Indies. Competed with standard fruit company later Dole food for dominance in the international banana dole, which would would she have against pineapples, pineapples. It maintained a virtual monopoly in certain regions, which came to be called Banana Republics. Such as Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. United fruit as a deep and long lasting impact on the economic and political development of several Latin American countries, critics often accuse it of exploited neocolonialism. And described it as the archetypal example of the influence of a multinational corporation on the international politics of Banana Republic. After a period of financial decline, United Fruit was earned with merged with Eli blacks and to in 1970 to become United brand company in 1984. Carl Linder transformed it into Chiquita Brands International. Okay, so since 1970 it hadn't existed, So whatever joy is talking about is 51 years ago. To my knowledge. There are not a lot of 50 year old illegal immigrants right now. But if they started on their journey, they got started. 10 years after United Fruit went under under And honestly, I would love to hear the argument. I would love to hear the art because we will end up in neo Marxists are straight out Marxist historian biography that will Will fall into neocolonialism can't that most Americans will say Canal? Generally speaking, I'm not buying that Jan. There, there's no approximate cause there. Generally speaking, we haven't been doing interventions and the interventions we did weren't wholly bad for a long period of time. And by the way, united Fruit employed a lot of people and those people would not have had any jobs at all. But for you Generally it's nonsense, but you get it if, as he enjoy read our got the same hymnal page. It's the choir is warming up. Friends get used to it. It's going to go on. Not going to stop. Just that. Just really. If you watch MSNBC, you can see where the far left in America is gonna go. And it's not going to go anywhere close to sweet reason and argument. No, no, no, no, no. All right, Let me remind you relief factor dot com probably part of United Fruit. All right. I'm not sure who knows. If you get going down these conspiracy roads and you start putting up the map with the lines from various corporations, you end up Probably with Dwayne Dwayne is what's the list of ingredients in there? No bananas in it. And there are no pineapples, so I'm not sure you know Carrion Curcumin River Ciano. Megan, I don't think your potassium or bananas in there not, you know, and maybe they're clean. Bananas, United fruit Company. I'm looking at the old post, right? Not a rifle on it. I guess that I guess that's it. Uh, really, It's just the craziest theory ever. But relief factor dot com is not crazy. It works, Karen curcumin, resveratrol, omega lots and lots of people, including yours truly take it every day for supported the temporary relief of the minor aches and pains. That a company exercise and I'll be out doing my miles right after the show. Encouraging to do that, as well. Kevin Faulconer is the would be next Governor of California joins me next on.
"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Spot dot com Grow better. This is fresh air and were speaking with veteran war correspondent Scott Anderson. He has a new book about the early years of the CIA from the end of World War two through the Mid 19 fifties, when the agency was a key instrument of policy in the Cold War with Soviet Union. Anderson's book is the quiet Americans. Historians hate to be asked to play what if, but but let's just do this for a second. You know, you look at when Stalin dies. When was that about 1953? Right? Khrushchev comes to power. He talks about peaceful coexistence. At one point, I think he says, you know. Well, if you guys were forming NATO is mutual defence. Maybe we should join NATO. Ah, you know, he does. Once the Hungarian rebellion occurs, there's a moment where he seems to Relent and say, Okay, you can have the reformist prime minister. I'll pull Soviet troops out of the country will have sort of a common wealth rather than this Soviet client states. And throughout all of these steps, the U. S. Policymakers, led by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles have no interest in courting a friendship with the Soviet Union or encouraging some of these steps. Had they taken a different approach. Would history be different? I think it would be. I think it would be radically different. I often think that that and I think you hit it on the nose that that moment. Ah, in this. Why? Why? My book? Have ends with Hungarian revolution because I think that was the absolute key moment when this cold war could have started to end right there. The Soviet pole bureau at Khrushchev's insistence on October 31st 1956 decided they were pulling out of Hungary and, as you said that they were going to change the relationship of all the eastern European countries with the Soviet Union to being this loose confederation. The next day, November 1st 1956 over the course that night, Khrushchev had a complete change of heart and he goes back to the Politburo the next day and says, Look, if the Americans were going to do anything, they would have done it by now. And if we lose, Hungary were going to lose all the others. This is this is going to become a cascade. So on that day cruise ship and the Polo Bureau completely changed course, and they ordered the tanks back into into Hungary. And of course, this was after three years of there being a number of overtures by the Soviets towards the West for a rapprochement. And being rebuffed every time and what you see after Hungary is the Christians who really had been very much a reformer for the previous three years, he was the one who led the desalinization policy. He becomes more and more of a hard liner to the point that he precipitates the October missile crisis in 1962, But that was absolutely one of those great historical what, if moments if the Americans had played things differently with Hungary? The CIA was, of course, active in other parts of the world. I mean, not just Europe. Quickly the developing world where you know you had a lot of countries that had been European colonies for decades, and we're looking to strike out on independent course in general, what was U. S policy in the third world at a time when they feared Soviet in, you know, ambitions everywhere. Right initially after the underworld war to there was this idea that it was FDR is idea of that We will be a force for fostering democracy in the developing world. That went very quickly by the way side by just the onslaught of events. I think that was really ultimately discarded completely by the time of the Korean War in 1950. Now the United States saw the world as we need to defend what we have. We're not gonna be a force for change. We're going. It's gonna be this defensive policy of protecting people against the spread of communism. So If that means propping up our cozying up to military Dictatorships around the world or despot's than so be it on DH. What you also saw happening at the same time Wass and again as a result of large is of Korea. Was now the United States all of a sudden is supporting the French and the British in maintaining their colonial outposts throughout the world, especially in Asia. So the United States under FDR that had been demanding the French leave their possessions and into China, Vietnam now in 1950 for the Americans were actually bankrolling the French to stay on in in Vietnam. So there was. This is this is just a complete turnaround in this in this very short span of time, Right? And then there were cases where governments would come to power in some cases through democratic elections and Pursue courses that were regarded as dangerous, You know, expropriating foreign investments, etcetera. You want to give a couple examples off ways in which the CIA dealt quickly and effectively with those Yeah, And I think this is the next stage on and you see this When Eisenhower comes to power, a cz John Foster Dulles is secretary of state Now, now we're not just propping up Dictatorships were creating on the two places that happened early in his administration was in Iran in 1953 and then Guatemala the following year. Both democracies, but they both had functioning working parliaments, and the irony is that neither of them had really had any sort of relations with the Soviet Union. But as you said industrial powers in Iran's case, the oil companies and in Guatemala either United fruit Company that ran Guatemala is essentially a plantation. They began fomenting that these leftist leaders are going to, you know they're going to take their countries into the Soviet orbit, and we've got to get rid of them. So Under orders from on high the CIA over three. Both of those governments the the most big regime in Iran and Arbenz regime in Guatemala, you've covered a lot of conflict zones and the parts of the book of the United States. In some cases, you know, cynically supporting right wing Dictatorships, you know is not exactly news. People have talked about this before. I will say that. The stories that you tell in Europe where the United States the CIA is pursuing these really foolhardy missions against Eastern European.
"united fruit company" Discussed on Throughline
"This is the birthplace of the banana empire the port city of Leeann which sits on the eastern coast of Costa Rica. My Name is Sergio. Will I news actually Sergio. Oh has been giving walking tours of Leeann for the past five years. I went on this tour with Sergio early in the morning and we started the tour athletic. Give us but the main attraction was across the street from this park. Now this is the palace I like to call it a bothers by the way it's It's like the head of the United Fruit company outside of the United States headquarters of the minnow like the biggest take. The building is harnessed. It takes up nearly the entire block and whereas one is filled with Victorian style buildings usually made of wood or concrete on Crete. This building is very boxy minimalist and made of steel American steel. It's two stories but seems bigger because the ceilings are really really high a row of big red windows with green framing lines. Each floor story different looks like a train station right okay. So what exactly is. Is this United Fruit company. That he's talking about okay. United Fruit is the company responsible for making bananas and international commodity. And that distinct stink te kind of bold industrialist vibe of its headquarters is a perfect reflection of the company's practices and Sergio says the mastermind behind the company. A guy named Minor Cooper Keith. Had A corner office from there. He had a perfect view of the ocean. The poor there used to be the at train station over there and at one point the actual train station. Actually the train was the project started everything for the moment no train.
"united fruit company" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm I'm Tracy v Wilson and I'm holly FRY welcome to our two part episode about the time the Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated a coup to overthrow the democratically elected president of Guatemala in part one we even overview of US policy as it related to Central America especially in particular we talked about how evolved in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries we also talked about United Fruit company and how it came to be a major player in Guatemala and elsewhere elsewhere and then we took a very brief look at Guatemala's history up to the presidency of Juan Jose Array below who made just sweeping reforms in Guatemala after being elected president after the October Revolution. That was a lot to cover. I strongly recommend listening depart one before listening to this episode because that recap is just the tip of the iceberg for an episode that also is a tip slightly larger tip of the iceberg at this point. United Company was Guatemala's largest employer and its largest single landowner and it had a monopoly on the banana industry united through company also controlled the railroad in the port and the utilities and United Fruit Company thought all of these changes that the array below administration had made were threatening its business and we'll talk about today the CIA increasingly thought they were evidence of a Communist threat that needed to be dealt with as we mentioned in part art one Juan Jose at Lowe's administration started to struggle in its later years he faced increasing criticism especially from Guatemala's elite and he weathered multiple tokuda attempts one of his most vocal critics increasingly became Colonel Francisco Arana Arana had served in the military during the Biko Administration and had had been part of the coup that overthrew his interim successor General Federico Ponce he had also been part of the military junta that had temporarily run Guatemala during being part of the October Revolution from there he had become a rave lows chief of the armed forces but Rana increasingly disagreed with a lot Arabia's labor reforms. He finally resigned his position so that he could run for president wants. A rebel is term was up and he also threatens to launch a coup telling the president that he would be overthrown from office if he did not dismiss his whole cabinet and replace them with men on his choosing after he did this array below informed his advisors of this plot and they all agreed that are on should be exiled what happened next is actually not entirely clear but on. July Eighteenth Nineteen Forty Nine Arana was ambushed and killed at Avalon had given the order that he be apprehended and honest key rival for the Presidency Colonel Huck Akobo Arbenz Guzman also knew about the order but it is not clear whether a revolu ordered on a captured or killed who fired the first shot shot when it happened or exactly what our Benz knew about what was going on regardless there. This was an incredibly fragile moment for Guatemala's new democracy be an uprising spread through Guatemala City which involved around US military supporters about one hundred and fifty people were killed in two hundred were wounded before the government regained control the United States also became a lot more wary of Guatemala's government and of Huckabee Arbenz so did United Fruit company and the following May United Fruit company lobbyists. Thomas Corcoran held his first meeting to discuss a US overthrow of the presidency corker later became United Fruit company's liaison to the CIA on November Eleventh Nineteen Fifty Huckabee Arbenz was elected president of Guatemala. He got sixty five percent percent of the vote he took office in Nineteen fifty one and he started trying to build on April lows earlier work and to solidify the changes that had already been made his administration also started trying to get out from under United Fruit company's multiple monopolies by building a Newport and a new highway to it and a new you electric plant yeah so even though there had been a all of this questionable like possible assassination previously like the the the fact that there was supposed to be a democratic election and that it did happen there was a peaceful transition of power was still a really important moment and Guatemalan History Arbenz bins also started trying to make the land reform that array below had started go even further many of those new policies and programs had mostly affected the Guatemalan middle-class they had not as much affected the lives of the country's poorest agricultural workers. Arbenz thought the key to improving these people's People's circumstances was a land redistribution program which would put more of the country's uncultivated land directly into the hands of people who could farm it themselves selves at this point seventy percent of the land in Guatemala was controlled by two percent of the population of all the land that was being controlled by major landowners. There's only one quarter of it was actually being used to grow anything. United Fruit company was the largest single landowner in Guatemala controlling forty percent of the arable land but only cultivating ten to fifteen percent of it on top of that in retaliation for the changes in the Guatemalan government United Fruit company had started laying office workers and refusing to rebuild banana plantations that had been damaged in storms unless the government restored its earlier concessions in addition to being in Guatemala's single largest landowner. It was also Guatemala's largest single employer. Two thirds of Guatemala's population was involved in agriculture alter in some way as well so this whole pattern of land ownership where huge landowners were owning a lot of land but not growing anything on it was contributing you you all kinds of problems. Including poverty and malnutrition United Fruit company and others claimed that they needed this additional uncultivated land is basically a backup in case of a major crop failure but they're critics claimed that this uncultivated surplus was way more than they could possibly ever need our benzes plan to fix this was decree nine hundred which went into effect on June twenty-seventh nineteen fifty to land owners who had more than six hundred acres of uncultivated land were required to sell it to the Guatemalan government in exchange for twenty five year interest bearing bonds the tax value of the land as of May nineteen fifty fifty two was used to determine the selling price so smaller farms under two hundred twenty three acres were exempt from this and so we're farms that were between two hundred twenty any three and six hundred seventy acres that were at least two-thirds cultivated farms that we're fully cultivated were also unaffected. No matter how large the farm was is the terms of this law actually required Arbenz to relinquish some of his own land and someone else affected was gear theriault who became Arbenz as foreign minister canister government owned land used to grow coffee was also completely redistributed during this program as well the relinquish land would then be distributed to landless endless people in Forty two point five Acre plots either so they would own it outright or so that they would hold it for their lifetime in the latter case the land couldn't couldn't pass directly to their ears but their descendants would get preferential treatment when decisions were made about the land after their death people who owned the land outright would pay five five percent of their annual crop value to the government and people who held it in a lifetime tenure would pay three percents this law also established committees that people who thought thought they were entitled to Land Could Petition and the committee would review their case and make a decision every case had to be decided within six weeks of submission which was totally different from operating under the more dicta to`real government where you could ask for something and then it would never happen or be addressed. A subsequent law also established a National Agrarian Bank to issue fixed rate loans to land recipients to help them get their farms started started while this program was in effect one point five million acres of land were distributed to about one hundred thousand families in Guatemala. This was probably between twenty and twenty five percent of the people who were eligible the National Agrarian Bank and its newly established credit agency had approved more than eleven million dollars in loons an average of two hundred twenty five dollars per applicant in the fall of nineteen fifty-three the Guatemalan embassy reported that it's corn production had increased east by fifteen percent rice by seventy two percent and wheat by twenty one percent with much of the increase attributed to the small farms started. Thanks to decree cree nine hundred hits harder to track actually how this affected overall domestic crops and export crops because this this this did not last very long this program didn't so it does seem like that there were more crops that stayed in the country domestically and fewer crops crafts that were exported for that first year but some of that was also accounted for because of weather that affected coffee production like it's really complicated but overall it does seem like people were using this land for what it was supposed to be for which was growing crops for themselves in addition more than half of Guatemala's population relation was indigenous at this point with most but not all of them belonging to one of more than Twenty Different Maya groups and digital people made up the large majority already of landless rural people so this program was returning land Guatemala's native people for the first time since the Spanish conquest as was is the case with earlier new programs. This wasn't perfect. There were cases of people who wanted more land than they were allotted or who had not been allotted land commandeering. Liam they weren't entitled to there were also overzealous committees that seemed to want to settle the score after decades of being exploited by large landowners who allotted Moorland Orleans and was really allowed and it does appear that Guatemala's Latino population received disproportionately more land allotments than other ethnic groups overall. Although this system gave previously landless people the opportunity to try to become self sufficient farmers and in nineteen fifty four the Guatemalan government also rolled out a literacy Orissa program in these same rural areas hoping to help the people who had received this land become better able to manage it themselves long-term two-thirds of the lambs it was seized during all this belonged to United Fruit company which felt like it was being unfairly targeted by decree nine hundred on top of that the payment that was offered to united fruit was far less than the market value of the land sources reported as either six hundred and thirty thousand dollars or about a million dollars this was because the the company had been artificially undervaluing its land for tax purposes and reported tax value was what was being used to determine the payment nevertheless the the US government on behalf of United Fruit Company demanded a much higher payment of fifteen point nine million yes so basically United Fruit company when he was mad about a problem they made for themselves in this situation they finally there loophole finally got discovered and caught and exploited by someone else not even exploited uh-huh but like applied in another one and then and then it hurt yes so has had been the case with so many of the array below oh administration's reforms the United States and United Fruit company criticized this whole land distribution program as communism and to be clear this this policy was influenced by Guatemala's Communist Party which was called the Guatemalan Workers Party or which lines up with how that translates into Spanish one of the advisors who had helped draft decree nine hundred was Jose Manuel for -Tuni- who was our benzes friend and also the general secretary decree nine hundred had also been passed with the support of the Communist Party which are Benz had legalized after becoming President Arbenz maintained that the communist presence in the Guatemalan government was small all and that he himself was dedicated to capitalism and democracy one of the stated goals of decree nine hundred was to allow previously landless people to become part of the capitalist economy and to improve Guatemala's capitalist economy overall and it doesn't appear that the PG had connections to the.
"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The world's largest banana companies his title at Chiquita was CEO of bananas, pineapples seriously. That's the title as for the bananas in the world. It's the fourth most important crop of two rice, wheat and corn. The economic value generated by the banana some fifty two billion. There are some four hundred million people that rely on bananas for a staple food staple source of income, there are many countries, they did not have bananas. They would go showed a food the Kevin dish banana accounts for just under fifty percent of global banana production but again, almost one hundred percent of exported bananas and Ecuador alone accounts for more than a quarter of all, Kevin dish exports. If you produce something, and very, very large numbers than you bring down the per unit or average cost for the early American banana companies the transition from luxury fruit to mass import was a strategic move. I think the key to the strategy our understanding the strategy was to realize that they made more money from having a smaller margin on a much larger volume than they would have had continuing to treat bananas, a luxury item and how did they accomplish this? Consider the history of Chiquita. Data started way back in the eighteen hundreds and was a company that I went public believe it or not in nineteen ninety three back, then it was known as the United fruit company and United free happen to have the largest fleet of ships in the western hemisphere only the US navy had a larger fleet of ships. In fact, the navy would requisition some United ships during World War Two, but in peacetime. Well, they use those fleets to move bananas to the United States, very, very efficiently. And as always the case, practically always the case, the major beneficiaries of this officiency were in fact, consumers prices were slashed and within a few years bananas, were no longer a luxury item. They were instead of fruit of, of poor people, the first food that a lot of poor babies aid after weaning where mashed bananas today's. Before canned baby food, it would be hard to overstate here the role of the United fruit company. What we have here is a company that she created of an auto industry. It was called the octopus because it had a near monopoly on production. United fruit definitely had its tentacles wrapped around this industry. Most of United's bananas were grown in the Spanish speaking, countries to our south Costa Rica, Honduras, and other Central American nations happen to be an ideal setting for raising bananas for the US market ideal because of the climate. Yes, but also because land and labour were both very, very cheap. So American consumers were winning United fruit was really winning. And what about those Central American countries keep in mind, they were largely undeveloped at the time. Foreign companies led by United fruit were willing to make the investment. Clear, put an infrastructure and so forth to start producing bananas on a massive scale for the US market. But only if they were awarded vast tracts of land and largely exempted from taxation so that gave them the dominant position. That's what led to banana republics. Yes before it was a clothing store, banana Republic meant something, very different. Essentially a fragile country, whose economy and often political leadership were propped up by an export crop. And when a banana Republic acted against the interests of their banana, overlords, things could get ugly. Consider the case of Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties president Cobo Arbams, former army Colonel was pursuing a land reform program that would have reclaimed property from the banana companies and this anger. United fruit United fruit, definitely wanted to see our Vince go United fruit lobbied. The US congress to act against Guatemala, and Arbenz was ultimately ousted in a coup, led by the CIA drying, simple line of causation. United fruit US government, overthrow of Guatemala doesn't capture all of what was going on? The US government had other reasons why it was alarmed at some of what our Vince was doing apart from the land reform. Specifically the American government was worried that Guatemala was sliding toward communism and Allianz with the Soviet Union. This was a common theme of the Cold War era. We're not talking only Guatemala here in any case..
"united fruit company" Discussed on Freakonomics
"Recently worked at Chiquita one of the world's largest banana companies his title at Chiquita was CEO of bananas pineapples seriously. That's the title as for the bananas in the world. It's the fourth most important crop of two rice. We'd and Cohen the economic value generated by the banana industry, some fifty two billion. And there is some four hundred million people that rely on bananas for a staple food staple source of income. There are many countries that did not have bananas. They would go showed a food the Kevin dish banana accounts for just under fifty percent of global banana production. But again almost one hundred percent of exported. Bananas and Ecuador alone accounts for more than a quarter of all Kevin dish exports. If you produce something and very very large numbers than you bring down the per unit or average cost for the early American banana companies the transition from luxury fruit to mass import was a strategic move. I think the key to the strategy or understanding the strategy was to realize that they made more money from having a smaller margin on a much larger volume than they would have had continuing to treat bananas electoral system. And how did they accomplish this consider the history of Chiquita to started way back in the eighteen hundreds and was a company that I went public believe it or not in nineteen oh three back, then it was known as the United fruit company, and you happen to have the largest fleet of ships in the western hemisphere. Only. The US navy had a larger fleet of ships. In fact, the navy would requisition some United ships during World War Two. But in peacetime, well, they use those fleets to move bananas to the United States very very efficiently. And as always the case or practically always the case, the major beneficiaries of this officiency were in fact, consumers prices were slashed and within a few years bananas were no longer a luxury item. They were instead of of fruit of of poor people the first food that a lot of poor babies aid after weaning where mashed bananas in the days before canned baby food. It would be hard to overstate here. The role of the United fruit company. What we have here is a company, but that she created of an honor industry. It was called the octopus because it had a near monopoly on production United food deaf. Had its tentacles wrapped around this industry. Most of United's bananas were grown in the Spanish, speaking countries to our south Costa Rica, Honduras and other Central American nations happened to be an ideal setting for raising bananas for the US market ideal because of the climate yes, but also because land and labour were both very very cheap. So American consumers were winning United fruit was really winning. And what about those Central American countries? Keep in mind, they were largely undeveloped at the time. Foreign companies led by United fruit were willing to make the investment to clear land put in infrastructure and so forth to start producing bananas in a massive scale for the US market. But only if they were awarded vast tracts of land and largely exempted from taxation. So that gave them the dominant position. That's what led to banana republics. Yes, before it was a clothing store banana Republic meant something very different essentially, a fragile country whose economy and often political leadership were propped up by an export crop. And when a banana Republic acted against the interests of their banana overlords things could get ugly. Consider the case of Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, president Heiko Arbenz. Former army Colonel was pursuing a land reform program that would have reclaimed property from the banana companies and this angered United fruit United fruit. Definitely wanted to see Arbenz go United fruit lobbied, the US congress to act against Guatemala and Arbenz was ultimately ousted in a coup. Led by the CIA, I think drying simple line of causation United fruit. US government overthrow of of Guatemala doesn't capture all of what was going on the US government had other reasons why it was alarmed at some of what are Vince was doing apart from the land reform, specifically the American government was worried that Guatemala was sliding toward communism and an alliance with the Soviet Union. This was a common theme of the Cold War era. We're not talking only Guatemala here in any case..
"united fruit company" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Morally wrong necessarily. It's just off. Even if you're the best dude on the planet and. You listen fucking. It's your money, man. Spend it how you want. If you wanna buy shoes by shoes. But it's about the message or giving off to the people who showed up literally to listen to you, tell them how to live their lives, and you weren't six thousand dollar shoes. Okay. That's just not responsible saying it's kind of a contradiction. Yes. I mean if conduct a hypocritical way of approaching a little bit. Yeah. It's I mean, I don't want to call it hypocritical. It's not even all that. I'm just saying from base level from fucking the highest view possible. It's not a good look. That's all I'm saying just maybe think about it before you wear your fucking red October's to go preach, bro. What are you doing looking silly? But it's funny that these people are getting called out now and the account I will follow forever. So I hope you never stops. And really, I hope the preachers and pastors never stop either because the account would stop, and then I won't be entertained anymore. So maybe I do want them to do the content. I will I will give it that also say this. I only have like one. One or two of the pairs of shoes that featured on this account. So maybe I'm just jealous and angry. Maybe I should have been a pastor instead of a podcast or it's not too late next segment stuff to Wikipedia when your high. So we like to do a little segment on this show called stuffed Wikipedia when you hi, it's usually about random cool fascinating shit that I didn't previously know about that somebody either sent me or told me about and now I'm sharing it with you the Rb p gang today's stuff that we Kapiti when you're high is the banana massacre. Okay, which is just an attention grabbing a sounds like to me for an event, right? Yeah. Right. But a no this is actually incredibly said it was a massacre of as many as three thousand United fruit company workers that occurred between December fifth and six in nineteen twenty eight in the town of CNN IGA near Santa Marta, Colombia. Okay. So there was a strike AJ. The began on November twelfth of nineteen twenty eight the workers of this. United fruit company said fuck this were out. We've got demands were not working anymore into region agreement. And you you give us dig. Defied working conditions. So several weeks pass no agreement. No terms. No work, costing the company severe financial losses, obviously. So the conservative government of Miguel Mendez who I'm assuming as the president of Colombia this time sins in the army against the strikers which results in this massacre. So officials in Colombia and in United fruit portrayed, these this worker strike as a communist thing with subversive tendencies intelligence to the United States Secretary of state as they were trying to portray exactly what was going on there to the US because as you know, we are team America world police so the United States government threatened to invade with marines if the Colombian government didn't act to protect United fruit's interests. Okay. Scan pretty serious things are getting super tricky in in. Maybe we actually did this. Spurted anyway. So the Colombian government was almost pressured by the United States to go in and take care of this strike. I don't think the United States or whoever was applying this pressure directly realized that it would result in the slaughter of three thousand employees of this company. But nonetheless, maybe they didn't consider all of the potential consequences to to to this pressure that they were applying. So the Colombian government is compelled by the United States to go in handle this shit. They're scared that the US is going to cut off trade of Colombian bananas. And they've got significant markets in the US and Great Britain that they want to handle so Columbia feels pressured and they go in and handle it. Here's a list of the complaints. Or the guest demands that the strike the workers had put out that were on strike. They wanted them to stop their practice of hiring subcontract. Hiring through subcontractors. They wanted mandatory colle-. Elective insurance compensation for work accidents hygienic dormitories in six day work weeks instead of seven increase in.
"united fruit company" Discussed on WBAI
"Amazing Oliver in New York City. Listen WBAI. Hey, Oliver what's up? Good afternoon. Excuse me. I just won't make two quick points. One person you spoke to the ex agent. He just exemplifies what the real issue is. When all people are different beliefs converts. Right. Okay. No matter how wrong you believe. They are our next royalty that they are just like they can't change. It's an exercise its utility. I'm not sure that's true. Oliver. I in fact, I had this. I'm not going to name the person, but is a conservative or used to come on the program from time to time. And and there've been a couple of issues that we've debated over the years, the one of the most recently comes to my well any a couple of issues that we've debated over the years. I don't wanna get too detailed on this and Sean reached out to him a couple of days ago and said, hey, you wanna come on and debate about the last time we talked to Tom convince me I was wrong. And he was right on this issue. Now, you know, he's still a conservative, and he still has other issues with which he's willing to debate me. But you know, it's like I in my own life and on this program. Frankly, I mean know people who've listened this program for years, we'll tell you all kinds of stories about people who call in and say, you know, I was just Chaz scanning the channels on Sirius XM free speech TV or, you know, locally local radio station. Whatever I heard your show, and I started listening, and I realized oh my God. You know, I didn't know the other half. Right. So I I I'm not I'm not as cynical about this Oliver as as it appears you are. I'm I'm guessing. In your life. You've changed people's minds. Well, I'll tell you what really changes people my experience is informed. All of us will be. It's right. Correct. Will be from experiences or wrong. We'll miss or whatever. So when you talk for personal time, then they can change working just dealing with compensations debates between congressman one very conservative progressive napkin changing. Well, the thing that doesn't change their Oliver is who's paying their bills, and as as long as they're making their money from from, you know, big chemical companies are fossil fuel companies or whatever they're gonna continue, sir. The big gun manufacturers. They're going to continue singing that song. That's. I understand that. So when they are disagreeing with the progressive, that's because the line goes TV just folk about before. Hypocrites or just convenient. Your are people who don't believe, for example, climate change is real. And you can't change your thinking overtime experience can informed them. I think that experience is happening right now in the midwest where this bomb cyclone, you've got a lot of farmers who've been watching Fox News time who are sitting there going. Hey, wait a minute. I don't think so Oliver thanks for the call Lynnwood in Gordon's Ville Virginia. Lynnwood. What's up? Thanks you washes on to. Well, thank you. You're welcome. You know, I was sitting there listening to your your discussions yesterday with the sheriff today with this gentleman. And I kept saying to myself. Coups and how to defeat piece suspected white supremacists. I'm gonna help you on some things when he used the term alien, you should've asked him this question or question is a white supremacist racist alienated from the victims of white supremacy. Non white people in the known universe. If so alienated how if so alienated in which areas of activity, do the white supremacists? Racists, help cost the non white people. The known me diversity alienated from each other are the white supremacists. Racists, deliberately alienated from the intention to produce Justice bouncing people that you should ask next. Okay. Lynnwood. When you get into a debate with somebody go for it. Nncholas in San Cristobal. Mexico, nNcholas what's up. Thank you for taking my call. I'm not going to correct you in any way because you'll free. Pretty much nail it. But when we talk about the death squads in Guatemala, specifically, for example. And the installation of many of them by the Reagan in during that era. I think what we need to remember is that it goes much much much further back when Reagan it goes back to the seventeen hundreds it goes back to the Monroe doctrine. Well, I'm thinking more more modern times. And it was Eisenhower who I interfered in Central America in the modern era. An employed noted and Edward gurney as Freud's nephew who use Friday in psychology to manipulate the American public and renamed propaganda as public relations. Right. Yeah. It was the United fruit company that was having problems, of course in Nicaragua. Because Jacob Arbenz the newly-elected leftist president wanted to not nationalize necessarily the United fruit company's enterprises, but wanted fair treatment of the workers, etc. Etc. And Eisenhower in higher hired Bernades the public relations expert to go and convince the American people that communism was on her doorstep. Install death squads and murdered thousands of thousands of Guatemalans, and we need to remember that. Eisenhower was no Saint either that it wasn't just Reagan. And thank you for that for that history. Nncholas you're absolutely right. And and. I would add by the way Edward burn. As was the guy that was hired by democratic president Woodrow Wilson to sell in World War One to the American people. This was when public relations was literally invented was in the nineteen teens by by Bernez, and and. Right. And you watched have you watched the documentary the century of the self? Yes. Adam. What's his name? Adam what's his last name? But yeah, I know what you're saying. Yes, I read it. Yeah. Lorde? Adam whatever's last name, he did like three or four of those that are all equally mind boggling nNcholas. Thank you. Thanks for filling out the history there, you know. Yeah. Okay. So it's two Republican presidents come. Didn't come from all that. Well, you know, Lyndon Johnson didn't back away from that. And look look at what he didn't in Vietnam. Anyhow, nNcholas I gotta say what? It's been a very long history. Yeah. Nncholas thanks for the call. By the way, check this video out this is floating around on YouTube. I have not authenticated this. But it has been reported from several sources as being accurate, I'm assuming that it is. But let me just put that caveat on here. We don't know exactly, you know, the provenance of this thing. But it's like I said it's floating all over social media. This is a kind of speaks for itself. This is a woman at a at a at an event at which Steve Bannon was giving a speech. Did.
"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Iraq. Us-backed coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest prize to impose taxes or it limits the amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country X is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we did it to protect. The poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are a very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties. Congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit to sell their unused. Used land to the government, which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that United fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude the Guatemala must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in one thousand nine hundred eighty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later, and that's civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press, the watchdogs of our government were leading the cheers. The United fruit company hired a very skilled propagandist. Edward burn as the father of public relations to persuade Americans that quantum Malla was their enemy. They started for Dusing films. Like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow. United fruit has put to useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise. Unproductive? Tropical lands Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized Watambwa and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executives said. And then go back home. Report this as reality. The few people who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in Guatemala were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our bins was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening in Guatemala. They wanted to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there. Anyway. Witnessed the coup after the coup, he met Fidel Castro chain told him in the end. Here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy. Democracies are open societies the CIA will use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow a free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and Honduras. So in two thousand nine we had a president and under as a we didn't like, and the reason was he was friendly with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who we took as kind of the new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put them on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has become repressive? It has been reelected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administer. None of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today, we have taken this position because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph, a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Hondurans to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir, she's taken out that paragraph. How does the Venezuela situation fit into your three stage template? First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American company. Now that are either in Venezuela. We're in the case of citgo here in the United.
"united fruit company" Discussed on On The Media
"Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala nickel? Arago Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay just about every country in this MS fear, according to Stephen Kinzer, author of overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq, US-backed, coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest with tries to impose taxes or it limits the amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country acts is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. Two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we did it to protect the poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties. Congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit to sell their unused land to the government. Which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that knighted fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude that quantum Malla must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in nineteen fifty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later, and that's civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press the watchdogs of our government were leading the chairs the United fruit company hired very. Skilled propagandists. Edward bernez. The father of public relations to persuade Americans that Guatemala was their enemy. They started producing films like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow..
"united fruit company" Discussed on TechStuff
"Marconi radio transmission station for three months until the company agreed to follow regulations in January nineteen fifteen eventually. Even this was thought to be too risky and the United States government, effectively took over the American Marconi company. And the American Marconi company was technically it was a subsidiary. It was a subsidiary of a company that had its headquarters in England. So the US government says we want to maintain Neutra neutrality. We cannot have stations that are located in the United States, sending messages on behalf of one or another of the parties that are at war in Europe because that would seem to suggest that we are on a particular side, and we want to stay out of this. So the US says in order to do this. We're going to take over your assets. They're not yours anymore. They're ours. Boo. Now at the end of the war, the United States still had those assets of the American Marconi company and the government needed a way to offload them. They didn't want to keep them. They also wanted to ensure. That those assets would remain under American control. They didn't want foreign nations to have access to critical communications technologies with on you know, on US soil. So the government approached a group of companies that included General Electric, which would become the dominant partner in this group, Westinghouse AT and T western electric and United fruit company. And if you're like me, your reaction to that last partner was probably hang on. Did he say United fruit company, and indeed Idid that company has a complex and controversial history? It was involved in various levels of government in many regions across the world, particularly in central and South America, and the Caribbean, and it was operating as an effective monopoly in a lot of places has a lot of a lot of time. With colonization. So there are a lot of negative things that kind of tie into this company's history. But in nineteen thirteen the United fruit company had established the tropical radio and telegraph company, which is kind of what brought it up as a potential partner for this enterprise. So anyway, these partners all got together, and they formed the Radio Corporation of America or see a in nineteen nineteen. It was essentially a government sanctioned monopoly in the radio industry in the United States. The companies all pooled their patents together in a series of cross licensing agreements to avoid any conflicts of having one company attempt to leverage its essential patents over the other partners in the operation of our c- as business, so essentially they were all saying here are all the patented technologies that we have at our disposal that relate to radio transmission technologies. We wanna make sure that we're not creating impediments for our. See a to do business to head up this company the partners chose a guy named David Sarnoff Sarnoff himself had a really interesting history. He was born in Russia in eighteen ninety one. But his family immigrated to America in nineteen hundred he had started working as a messenger. Boy for a telegraph company in nineteen oh six and he became a telegraph operator for the American Marconi company. A couple years later legend has it that he picked up the distress calls from the Titanic in nineteen twelve while working in the radio station that was owned by John Wanamaker, but the truth appears to be that Sarnoff had instead picked up signals of rescue ships that were responding to the Titanic's distress call. And then he relayed that information to the local press in New York. He was promoted to chief inspector of American Marconi a few years later, and he wrote a memo in nineteen sixteen in which he proposed building radios for home. Consumers and he called it a radio music box. So this is before the days.
"united fruit company" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"I when I was a child I would take walks with my paternal grandfather Luigi, San Marco, and we would beat him sometimes on a Saturday of the north end, and we would walk around. I heard the story from him. He lived in the north end at that time, they didn't move to Bedford until nineteen twenty one. So in nineteen nineteen he would have been fairly young IB by he wasn't married until nineteen twenty one. So I assume that he basically notably saw it everyone probably saw it. It was one of those things that was to go to place, but the all aspect was definitely get two to three feet deep. So it must have permitted cobblestones. Would the cops hill burial ground? That was directly across the street. The staircase that leads to that. So everything was probably permitted with molasses, and you could probably still smell it within months. For years afterwards. Re-signing wooden structure would have be imbued with that stuff. Definite her ever. But even you know, brick is poor and things of that sort. So in a hot muggy August day. Maybe but the whole aspect was it was something that was just devastating. And it's fortunate that not more people were killed, but there's a little bit more to it. Because actually that nice it again froze over so ba- Lassus froze and the horses, and humans who were admired in this molasses. Sometimes a few people weren't even found for a week. And then later even what I think of later. So it was something that was really quite incredible. But it was something that truly was something that many people must realize subways that was devastating. But it also was something that a lot of ways that lead to some very important changes, especially through weights. Seals of the city of Boston suspecting of any type of a container that would hold any type of material like molasses right after a short break. We'll talk to Lennie in Wakefield. But before the short break, you mentioned your grandfather Luigi. Yes. Talk a little bit about Luigi when he did. My grandfather was actually a banana specialist. He actually so bananas. He was associated with United fruit company. And when I was a very young child. I used to always be intrigued it wasn't just yellow bananas. That was served after dinner on a fruit tray. It was also red bananas than what they called finger bananas fingerlings. So I was always really aware of what he would do. And he was retired. Of course by the time. I was born in nineteen fifty seven, but he was a fascinating man and on Saturdays. We would usually beat him in the north end. We would go to the European for lunch. And then he would take us through the Hebei market. It was not every Saturday. But it was usually once a month. And it was really quite a fascinating thing. He was very quiet, man. He always enjoyed a drink at a cigar. And he's been deceased for many years, but he lived to be a hundred. Four. I was always quite intrigued with his life, and his, you know, love for my grandmother roads, g Anneli Sabato, and he used to think in a lot of ways they lit a very quiet retiring life, but I have great memories of him one hundred and four good for him. Yes. Now after this. We'll get to Linney in Wakefield on busy. We gotta talk..
"united fruit company" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"I sort of wandered into the issue as doing an internship between my first and second years of law school and the NGOs with just sorta didn't have enough for me to do. And I really hate that like wasting my time. Well, also, you know, we're all gonna die so minutes important to pay these museum before I turned it with much. Right. That's very exciting. Very admirable. But you've been doing this for how long now. Seven years eight to ten. Yeah. No. I have improved my shelf life by an order of magnitude. I am in IRAs. The hotel California for me as I thought I started or the eagles. And I want the eagle. I'm always down with Beagles. Okay. Eight the fucking eagles, man. No. The basket. Doing overlap befell references trying to hang without skiing. Eagles. So was when when when ends, well, here's what happened. I am really obsessed with officiency going back to my mortality thing a little bit. But I also just like I'm not. It's not about ego for me. Right. I'm not like, oh, I wanna start an organization like actually really didn't go to law school not knowing what they wanna do. And actually went to law school wanting to be a lawyer like I love the practice of law. It's just like, it's it MIR's. How my mind works. Really? Well. Yeah. I don't do that. Really? Why? 'cause that's not a turns out running into organization isn't about like doing the programming of the organization, basically, like I I met with these refugees in Jordan after quitting this internship in Israel, and they all just needed legal assistance. And they were they can't go back to Iraq. Because something terrible happened to them. They can't say Jordan because they have no status. The can't work their kids can't go to school. They can't get healthcare. They could be deported. Anytime never reason. Only one direction they can go, right? And and the process of deciding sort of who gets to go in that direction and how and then who has to like get on a raft across the Mediterranean, or who has to go back to Syria and get killed is just incredibly Listrik super arbitrary really complicated and bureaucratic so I was like, oh, you need a legal advocate like this is a legal process. Your life depends on the outcome. If I were in a legal proceeding and like the death penalty were on the line. The thing I would want the most. Would be a good lawyer. So for example, to distill this part of it down because I want to think about I'm gonna I'm gonna get into this theoretically from where someone can't go back because that means death. I understand them getting all the help they can. But you there should be limitations on immigration in this country. I mean, sure and weird if people who are typically lineup on the opposite side of the issue, where do you think they're right? I think mostly the problem with how we conceptualize immigration policy in this country is that we look at it in a vacuum. I think you can't out. Do you think there should be an open border? Do you think do you think we should let it as many immigrants as possible? I think it's a relevant question. I think as long as we're or think the answer is yes. As long as we continue to overthrow democratically, elected governments and rape countries of their natural resources such that there is no political stability or jobs. I think we shouldn't be surprised when people have to flee those places in show up here where all the resources have landed. So to me like. Long as our economic and foreign policies are what they are. It seems really hard to decouple our border policy if the United States responsible directly. Thirteen exists because we overthrew governments and then deported people back their MS thirteen was deported from L A to El Salvador. I mean, it's just you know, and for decades like for the whole issue ISIS of Central America. We made in the sense that we made it. Sure, like how many democratically elected leaders did the in Central American the eighties like tons like we stabilized that region. And then prior to that, you know, with like United fruit company, we created plantations enslaved the population, we took most of their natural resources and took them here. Like we prevented the growth of local economies. We did everything possible over the last hundred years to these. And now, you know, this whole idea that like, oh, people are only coming because there's no jobs..
"united fruit company" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Two and Lawrence. Greg ahead. Hi, I'm calling from Santa loan, California, which is in the bay area. And right in the middle between Fantastico in San Jose. I'm a kindergarten teacher and the effects on the teaching profession and let students with unlimited immigration has gotten really out of hand. It's not fair to anyone. You're the second. You're the second young child teacher called us with this creek this cry for help and that this was someone she sounded like she don't have a teaching about three years. And she said she came in with idealize expectation that is actually gonna be able to teach. She's documentation just to its overwhelmed by exactly what you're talking about. So tell us yet. Yeah. I'm actually planning to retire early. Because of that because it's not fair to the teachers. It's not fair to the kids who are English learners. It's not fair to the kids who are native English speakers. No, and is benefiting from this. And I have no way Lawrence the politicians are don't you worry? And what I was just gonna say, I'm actually. Was a lifetime democrat. And now, I'm an independent because this is all about votes and being in power for the democrat. And I do have to say also as a citizen of the bay area, and I guess our country really to me the other people who should be so angry African American because I feel that the money I'm so close to Oakland like, you know, twenty miles from Oakland. Yeah. Those kids are not going to, you know, having college paid for medical paid for and I feel like the African American community has been hopscotched over and as an Absolute Auto percent. And they're the only community we actually oh things too. And by the way, they they will tell you about they're not happy with the immigration phenomenon. The way it is for appropriate reasons. And I you have mentioned yet the fact that their jobs are being undercut or taken away. Totally totally. And you know, what if I was an African American. I hate to say this. I was vote Republican because I would be so no, I just feel that everything right now is all about the democrat. Everything's all about political expediency. And and it it feels it feels corrupt it did what other explanation? Could we have for the total right is saying is excuse me. The right. The left is saying like, oh, they're trying to instill fear about immigrants because imigrants can't vote. They're an easy scapegoat. But they're beginning to vote we're giving them the rights to vote especially in San Francisco now you can vote as an illegal immigrants. So that's not true. So you can I say thank you to you guys for actually putting a spotlight on this. Because no one else does. Well, thank you. I appreciate you got it. Thank you for the call. And and I'll say thanks to learn because this is your pet peeve. This is mine is the number one is the factory left people on the streets. Yours is is this one. And I'm I'm not far behind you on this. Let's get a quick call. From can't go ahead. Ken. Yeah. You know, I wish you talk about a little bit about what happened down in Central America. And why this exodus is happening there. You never talk about the United fruit company and how they turn those countries into right now. Sam Ken, no doubt. Now what? How about the CIA? Okay. No doubt. No doubt. We do. Now. What? Now what what do you do? Now. What do we do? Oh, we've got to stop doing that kind of done it. Now. Now. What do we do? Let's start my my my parents and me we didn't get engaged in that some previous generation did it's not good. Now. What do we do? Now. Do we do ratios? You're not much older that well, I'm I'm I'm I'm sixty nine. What do we do? Yeah. What do you? Do you go in there and try to fix those times? They don't want us. There are sovereign nation. We can't go. You can't just go in. I'd like to be great. But that's the same mistake all over again. Isn't it? CIA was in there. And now can I don't care what they did before. I want to solve this now. Okay. You give him a fair break. Let them into the United States. What do tells you let them all and become American citizens? So send them all fix the problem in Honduras. Okay. Fortunately, maybe they'll go back, and maybe they'll fix their country. Then so give them free education up here. That doesn't make really make sense. Because how are they going to want to go back? And what are we gonna pay for that? And I mean, I don't understand how that would work. Hey, you're you you're you're not native American. You're not from here. I'm not native American, right? You're correct. And your point. And I'm not either. And so we're all from somewhere else, except the native Americans who also got a bad deal. Right. And your point is no, that's it. You know, you gotta stop screwing with other countries and take and stealing their resource care where you're asking you're. But then you're talking about going down at scoring with another country. That's what you wanna do. That's your solution. I gotta take a break midday. Live hates this Florida state house candidate had lied about her college graduation that she actually graduated and got a degree, and it was pointed out by the college. Did she did not get a degree that she actually attended? But never got a degree. And I said it's amazing in today's world. How do you think you're going to get away with claiming that you have a degree? She actually held up the degree took a picture with her mother who she was so proud of it. But she mocked up to diploma was not a real diploma from the school. And then she said that it's fake news. And her husband and had a cardiac event. I don't know if there's a black tie event or dress casually. Or write a casual jeans, but he had some kind of event and I thought but she's gonna run anyway in today's world. No one just says sorry, I messed up I'm taking responsibility for what I did. It's a bad trend. Well, the Republican candidate for office in Florida, Melissa Howard. She's apologizing and the headline is he'd minute. She lied about her educational background and faked her diploma because the school came out and explained that they don't even give a degree in what she claims to have gotten a diploma and degree. And so here's her apology. I would like to apologize to my family my supporters for this situation. It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone. I made a mistake in saying that I completed my degree what I did was wrong. Instead, of example, for someone seeking public service. I'm staying in the race and intend to win and lead, by example, from now on from now on so I would say. Say that at a press conference. I would raise my hand if he's taking questions in the question would be so if it was not your intent to deceive or mislead what was your intent is that is that really an acceptable apology. Local GOP leaders have said her face should be left up to voters. But however, she wins and the August primary. The problem is she could potentially face criminal charges. You're struggling with.
"united fruit company" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio
"Yes, we see these thousands of poor people from Central America many from Honduras in a caravan coming up through Mexico, a seeking asylum in the United States and President Trump characterizes these folks of somehow mounting and invasion against the US. Yeah. It's really interesting. How these forces have ability to turn history upside down, and how the people who are indigenous to the Americas coming toward this other fish border that they created especially with the Mexico. They are the invaders, but when the ones who came and took the land stolen land pushed people into real, desperate straits. Now being called the invasive this is turning history. Upside down. The crisis that's been imposed on people in Venezuela and again throughout the Americas. You know, the US facilitated the cool, I think it was in Honduras. That's contributed to the crisis that we are looking at it's essentially responsible for most of what we see happening in the American people have been for years now trying to overturn the consequences of US imperialism, even in places like Nicaragua where the US puppet regime Somoza was in Thailand to nineteen seventy nine and the sun the nieces the people in Nicaragua have to adapting to kick them out and try to seize control of their own country their own resource that own dignity of the home sovereignty all to be bombed and murdered by the Reagan administration. All of this stuff happened. It is contributed to the chaos and people have been struggling to try and to get their own footing for years and years now, and that's part of what we see the US trying to make sure that they are not able to stand on their. Own seat that they can achieve control the own resources. And so they've become the enemy and the objective of the Trump administration, of course, to convince the Terry white people in this country, which is me and all people in this country that somehow they're being invaded by these poor starving. People who might be from the Middle East or the lengthy from some other place have criminals and murderers than what happened is I mean grin. What is so striking? If you look at the history of this. If you look at the history of the Americas, then for the criminals and the murderers came from and established dissing borders that we looking at in the Americas as make this set of sleepy of being digilent- sequel flavor of applicants people and the people again have been spoken for years and years people filling those people coming from Wasser motherhood, there's a new car that might become much more. And I remember that think it was nineteen fifty four when the US government overthrew the bins government. Because the people simply didn't want to keep growing bananas for United fruit company and people have been struggling trying to take control of the online only sources and US has been the enemy of that this as it has been the enemy of our people in the United States and other places around the world. And this is what we have confronted with..
"united fruit company" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"Ad campaigns codeveloper wrote to the company's vice president the camel ads were to be quote directed toward using peer acceptance and influence to motivate the target audience to take up cigarettes so pretty uncool yeah that's definitely not cool well i gave i feel like we need to close on a happier note with our last fact here and i've got good news for you i know you're a fan of cooking and so i found a new cookbook for you i'm going to have it waiting for you here in atlanta the next time that you're here and it's called the chiquita banana recipe book and it's published by united fruit company this was back in nineteen forty seven and it's kind of weird to think about a time when bananas were considered this exotic fruit and people didn't know exactly what to do with them and so now you have this cookbook to tell you exactly what to do but there are a ton of suggestions for how to use bananas and recipes and i know you're vegetarian gay but i found this recipe in here that that might make you change your mind and it's for ham banana roles with cheese sauce and i i wanna confess it almost makes me gag a little bit just saying the name of that recipe but but what do you think you think it's worth a try yeah i mean if anything's going to get me back on the meat wagon that that's probably is all right well for your bravery and willingness on that front i think that alone gives you the fact off trophy so congratulations gape oh it's an honor thank you will and thanks to eve's jeffcoat for her help with today's research we'll be back with a full length episode tomorrow so we'll why did you bring a poonal into the studio again because i'm inspired mango guess how many different things you can make with just one pool well i mean i guessing at least one thing because that's a very nice hat you've got their whole thank you very much and you're about to find out just how many more you can make because of this hilarious new show it's called making it and it's tv's alternate craft competition so you know i was just talking about how excited i am about the show because i'm a huge fan of both nick offerman and amy poehler the host of the show parks and rec was one of my favorite all time shows and i know one of yours too so i really can't wait to see him back together again i'm the same way now i know nick is a master woodworker he owns a woodworking shop builds canoes tables you name it but what's amy's connection to crafting i think she said she knows nothing about crafting but when you're smarter she is i think that's perfectly fine i think you're right well on making it eight talented artists will push their skill and mastery to the limit and compete for a chance to win one hundred thousand dollars now may go you're one of the most creative people i know i feel like you should be on this show i don't know about that but i do love the idea of a show that believes creativity lives all of us and that there's no better way to express yourself than by making something by hand plus you know i love any show that makes us feel good and i have a sneaking suspicion that that's exactly what this show is going to do so don't miss the premiere of making it right after america's got talent on tuesday july thirty first on nbc
"united fruit company" Discussed on Answer Me This!
"The naval reason for the predominance of white would be that a black ship presumably is how to to spot at sea and that's why pirates like it isn't it yeah some the ships at play i can pull mentor some of rural caravans a pile play some of them got like huge patten's on them but i thought they're probably several reasons why cruise ships a white stands out gets water must move visible it's easier to repaint bets because it's easier to match white than a specific bespoke color like disney's eighty seven percent black 13 percent blew the white reflects sonnen heat it takes less air conditioning cruise ships are sold between companies i presume if that white you don't have to do a full repaying two your branding on it and i guess it's easy to see the plimsoll line if the ship is plimsoll line shows whether the ship is overloaded or not but i think it also stemmed back to accompany the united fruit company gin 1898 eight the repainted the whole fleet of fruit bites white to deflect the heat of the tropics where they were getting their fruits from and they also did start running craze is because those were going to fund destinations so that we take passengers with them so it wasn't like the make cruise ships now but that was where the trend started with united fruit company in 1898 it became known as the great white fleet and then inevitably other people started to copy them both in the white house of the boats and taking passengers on grazes we went on our first cruise the other day literally fourday it was a twenty four hour crews uh but i think i could get a taste for early which will bryggeman were zero inter brought and that we did make a frenchwoman that cold carol and tell me only if this is normal or not at breakfast she took a friday and sprinkled it with sugar and then ate it.