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"Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000," The Independent Review

Collection:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (GGM)
Contributor:
Carlos Sabino (main author)
Format:
Secondary source, Miscellaneous
Publication Date:
Winter 2006
URL:
http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=985915341&sid=4&fmt=3&clientld=36305&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Published:
Oakland, CA : Independent Institute
Location:
Library, University of Illinois
Notes:
Viewed on 29 January, 2008. || In this article Sabino discuses Marcelo Bucheli's book "Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia." In his discussion he states, "The massacre of UFCO laborers is important because this infamous event forms part of the company's 'terrible reputation' (p.3): Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez tells the story in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, referring to three thousand deaths, a deliberate inflation of the number of victims to make the story more spectacular... The fact that García Márquez's imaginative work has had so much influence on scholars is, I think, in part the reason for the intellectual bias against UFCO that prevails in Latin America."