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The dark history of bananas
In December 1910, the exiled former leader Manuel Bonilla boarded a borrowed yacht and set sail for Honduras in hopes of reclaiming power by whatever means necessary. Bonilla had a powerful backer: the notorious organization known throughout Latin America as "El Pulpo." It was a U.S. corporation trafficking in, of all things, bananas. John Soluri investigates the United Fruit Company. [Directed by Sofia Pashaei, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by André Aires].