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The United Fruit Co.

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When the trumpet sounded, it was
all prepared on the earth,
the Jehovah parcelled out the earth
to Coca Cola, Inc., Anaconda,
Ford Motors, and other entities:
The Fruit Company, Inc.
reserved for itself the most succulent,
the central coast of my own land,
the delicate waist of America.
It rechristened its territories

as the ’Banana Republics’
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Dr Antony Theodore 12 April 2020

Meanwhile Indians are falling into the sugared chasms of the harbours, wrapped for burials in the mist of the dawn: a body rolls, a thing that has no name, a fallen cipher, in justices. tony

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Trey Collier 08 March 2018

Does anybody know who translated this version of the poem?

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Margaret O Driscoll 06 February 2016

A powerful piece denouncing The United Fruit Company etc

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