The 1954 coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Guatemala was orchestrated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Part one will outline the various influences leading up to the coup, including the involvement of United Fruit Company.
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Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, United Fruit Company, cold war, U.S. history, land reform, Decree 900, coups, communism, covert operations, Espionage, Central Intelligence Agency, Hispanic and Latino history, Central American history