Worse than Oil? The Geopolitics of the Banana

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Attracting encroachments to national sovereignty by rapacious Washington-connected multinational corporations and the meddling attentions of their powerful home country; stunting reform and economic development at every turn; breeding economic dependency; firmly controlled by foreign companies and giving little beneficiation to the country of production; upending and undermining political institutions; and…

  • Bhaso Ndzendze
  • ModernDiplomacy

Banana Forest 1a credit PxhereThese are ringing accusations which bring to mind one natural resource –oil.

Certainly not the banana. This is somewhat understandable; oil more readily lends itself to the…

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