The 1954 CIA Coup in Guatemala (video)

From Tales of the American Empire:

During World War II, American President Franklin Roosevelt promoted democracy in Latin America to ensure these nations remained allied with the United States. This allowed the people of Guatemala to improve their standard of living by slowly reforming their feudal plantation system established by Spanish colonizers and later exploited by American corporations. This threatened profits for United Fruit, a huge American corporation that dominated politics in Central America. It quietly demanded action by the United States, labeling popular economic reforms – communism. The CIA developed a plan that was approved by the American President. In 1954, the popular democratically elected President of Guatemala was ousted in a violent coup that resulted in decades of turmoil and violence.

CIA and Assassinations: The Guatemala 1954 Documents”; The National Security Archive

The Unbelievable Story of the Original First Fake News Network”; Sylvia and Shane Snow; Narratively; August 26, 2020

Related Tale: “US Marines Seized Panama in 1903

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5 thoughts on “The 1954 CIA Coup in Guatemala (video)”

  1. February 23, 2015 America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

    The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth. In 2011, Danios wrote: Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.

    1. In this instance, FDR reminds me of George W Bush saying he would promote democracy in Iraq and win the people’s hearts and minds.

      The US says it promotes democracy around the world but supports dictators if they are considered assets to the US Government and corporations that exploit workers in the countries in which they operate and outsource jobs.

      The Fake News MSM won’t talk about things like that and in our fake history classes, we are taught the Founding Fathers, Lincoln, the Roosevelts. Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson are heroes. They are not and people are brainwashed by their schools and media into thinking they are the people closest to being gods.

      1. You know it friend, and this quote says it all. “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” Joseph Stalin

  2. It’s the choice of Guatamalans if they want to plow with spoons and turtles. Anyone but a u.s. puppet dictator.

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