The Empire’s 2009 Coup in Honduras

Most Americans are unaware of the “Banana Wars.” These were a series of American military interventions in Latin America a century ago to support American business interests. The United States treated Latin American nations as colonies, and still does by using covert methods. Control is maintained with bribery, blackmail, assassinations, sanctions, and election rigging. This sometimes fails and a coup is required. The role of the United States usually remains hidden in these regime changes, but sometimes it becomes obvious, like in the 2009 coup in Honduras.

The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934  —  Book by Lester D. Langley

The Banana Wars: A History of United States Military Intervention in Latin America from the Spanish-American War to the Invasion of Panama  — Book by  Ivan Musicant

Banana Wars: Power, Production, and History in the Americas — Book by  Steve Striffler  (Editor), Mark Moberg (Editor)

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean — Book by Alan McPherson

Inevitable Revolutions: The United States In Central America — Book by  Walter LaFeber

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq — Book by Stephen Kinzer

The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire — Book by Stephen Kinzer


3:30 pm on November 5, 2020

Political Theatre

LRC Blog

LRC Podcasts