August 20, 2009

United Fruit Company Heirs; Honduras Coup

Farm politics are a huge factor influencing the politics of Latin America, for example in the ousting of the people's choice, Zelaya of Honduras. He advocated an increase of 60% in Honduras’s minimum wage, now about $150. a month (for how many hours is your best guess). Chiquita and Dole immediately began a media campaign against the proposal. Many in Latin America believe the two Multinationals (with the CIA) were behind the coup. See for example, Indy Media Ireland

1 comment:

Mr. H. said...

Ah yes, and then we wonder why people in third world countries are sometimes a little angry with us.