United Fruit Company was Guatemala’s largest employer and largest single landowner when the October Revolution took place. It also controlled the railroad, the port and the utilities. And it feared that the new government threatened its business interests.
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Topics in this Podcast: United Fruit Company, cold war, land reform, Decree 900, coups, communism, Espionage, Central Intelligence Agency, Latin American history, U.S. history, Hispanic and Latino history, Central American history