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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

 The United Fruit Company

By 1930 the United Fruit Company owned over one million acres of land in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba.

 By 1940, in Honduras alone, the United Fruit Company owned 50 percent of all private land in the entire country. In Guatemala, the United Fruit Company owned 75 percent of all private land by 1942 – plus most of Guatemala’s roads, power stations and phone lines, the only Pacific seaport, and every mile of railroad.

By 1930, over 40 percent of all the arable land in Puerto Rico had been converted into sugar plantations, which were entirely owned by ex-Governor Charles Allen and U.S. banking interests. These bank syndicates also owned the entire coastal railroad, and the San Juan international seaport.

The U.S. government (particularly the CIA) supported all these economic exploits. They provided military persuasion whenever necessary. They murdered people in broad daylight, if they got in the way. The most famous of these was the “Banana Massacre” in Columbia.

Here’s more about United Fruit:

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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

Roberto C lemente

Roberto Clemente was born Carolina, Puerto Rico. As a child he worked next to his father, loading and unloading trucks in the sugar cane fields. But he loved to play baseball, and became one of the greatest outfielders of all time.

Clemente played with only one team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, throughout his entire career (1955 through 1972). He was the National League MVP in 1966, a National League All-Star for twelve seasons, received 12 Gold Glove Awards, and led the National League in batting average four times. In 1972, Clemente got his 3,000th major league hit.                               

On December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, Clemente died in an airplane crash. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame almost immediately in 1973, becoming the first Latino ever selected and one of only two Hall of Fame members for whom the mandatory five-year waiting period had been waived, the other being Lou Gehrig.

Roberto Clemente was one of the great ones. Here is a video of his 3,000th career hit:

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Juan Bobo Hissy Fit 

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – Juan Bobo displayed poor sportsmanship in Central America this week.

During the yearly Sabado Gigante race in Lake Nicaragua, he demanded that the only beverage sold in all the concession stands, would be his own homemade coquito.

When the race organizers refused, Bobo crashed his speed boat and  walked away.

Speed boatJuan Bobo storms out of the Sabado Gigante race

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

The United Fruit Company

By 1930 the United Fruit Company owned over one million acres of land in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba.

By 1940, in Honduras alone, the United Fruit Company owned 50 percent of all private land in the entire country. In Guatemala, the United Fruit Company owned 75 percent of all private land by 1942 – plus most of Guatemala’s roads, power stations and phone lines, the only Pacific seaport, and every mile of railroad.

By 1930, over 40 percent of all the arable land in Puerto Rico had been converted into sugar plantations, which were entirely owned by ex-Governor Charles Allen and U.S. banking interests. These bank syndicates also owned the entire coastal railroad, and the San Juan international seaport.

The U.S. government (particularly the CIA) supported all these economic exploits. They provided military persuasion whenever necessary. They murdered people in broad daylight, if they got in the way. The most famous of these was the “Banana Massacre” in Columbia.

Here’s more about United Fruit:

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

Juan bobo

Juan Bobo History Lesson:

Roberto C lemente

Roberto Clemente was born Carolina, Puerto Rico. As a child he worked next to his father, loading and unloading trucks in the sugar cane fields. But he loved to play baseball, and became one of the greatest outfielders of all time.

Clemente played with only one team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, throughout his entire career (1955 through 1972). He was the National League MVP in 1966, a National League All-Star for twelve seasons, received 12 Gold Glove Awards, and led the National League in batting average four times. In 1972, Clemente got his 3,000th major league hit.  

On December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, Clemente died in an airplane crash. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame almost immediately in 1973, becoming the first Latino ever selected and one of only two Hall of Fame members for whom the mandatory five-year waiting period had been waived, the other being Lou Gehrig.

Roberto Clemente was one of the great ones. Here is a video of his 3,000th career hit:

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

Juan bobo

Juan Bobo History Lesson:

The United Fruit Company

By 1930 the United Fruit Company owned over one million acres of land in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba.

By 1940, in Honduras alone, the United Fruit Company owned 50 percent of all private land in the entire country. In Guatemala, the United Fruit Company owned 75 percent of all private land by 1942 – plus most of Guatemala’s roads, power stations and phone lines, the only Pacific seaport, and every mile of railroad.

By 1930, over 40 percent of all the arable land in Puerto Rico had been converted into sugar plantations, which were entirely owned by ex-Governor Charles Allen and U.S. banking interests. These bank syndicates also owned the entire coastal railroad, and the San Juan international seaport.

The U.S. government (particularly the CIA) supported all these economic exploits. They provided military persuasion whenever necessary. They murdered people in broad daylight, if they got in the way. The most famous of these was the “Banana Massacre” in Columbia.

Here’s more about United Fruit:

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo