SOURCE: The Nation
by Olúfémi O. Táíwò
The United Fruit Company secured the overthrow of Guatemala's government after it refused to pay what amounted to a ransom of more than $200 million in today's dollars.
SOURCE: Council on Foreign Relations
Over the two centuries since Colombia’s independence, the relationship between Washington and Bogota has evolved into a close economic and security partnership. But it has at times been strained by U.S. intervention, Cold War geopolitics, and the war on drugs.