The Controversial History of United Fruit

Roxaanne | July 14, 2019 | 0

Geoffrey Jones discusses the overthrow of President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954 in a US-backed coup in support of the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita Banana), and a key landmark in the history of globalization. Brian Kenny: You’re listening to one of the most famous commercial jingles of all time performed by singer Patti…

History Shows ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Can Thrive With Influx…

Roxaanne | April 21, 2019 | 0

U.S. President Donald Trump’s consideration of sending immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats is more than possible retaliation against his political opponents. It also evokes an event nearly 40 years ago that to this day shapes the partisan debates in the United States and other countries about the impact of immigration.That debate focuses…

Black History Month: ‘The way to right wrongs…

Roxaanne | April 10, 2019 | 0

By Prisca Duru To commemorate the 2019 Black History Month, the United States Consulate General in Lagos has been engaging the public in a number of activities that unravel the story behind the Black History Month as well as giant strides made so far by blacks globally. •Legacy Museum, site of former slave pen in…