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By Paul J. Dosal

The United Fruit corporation (UFCO) constructed an extraordinary courting with Guatemala within the first 1/2 this century. via 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, hired 20,000 humans, and operated ninety six% of Guatemala's 719 miles of railroad, making the multinational company Guatemala's biggest inner most landowner and largest organisation. In Doing enterprise with the Dictators, Paul J. Dosal indicates how UFCO outfitted up a ecocnomic company in a rustic whose political process used to be recognized to be corrupt. His paintings relies principally on examine of corporation records lately received from the Justice division less than the liberty of knowledge Act-no different historian gaining knowledge of this subject has checked out those assets. consequently, Dr. Dosal is ready to provide the 1st documentary proof of the way UFCO bought, defended, and exploited its Guatemalan homes by way of participating with successive authoritarian regimes.

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