How A Penniless Immigrant Dominated the Banana Industry

‘Sam the banana man’ instigated coups, operated Guatemala’s post office

Several items adorn the wall of the author’s home: a gourd from Costa Rica, a musical instrument from Chile, a mask from Cost Rica and a banana from Latin America. The items on the wall are arranged diagonally, with the gourd highest on the wall and the banana lowest on the wall.
Photo of banana and other items from Latin America taken by the author

GGet a good look at that banana in the above photo. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s mounted alongside a mask that I bought in Cost Rica; a zampoña (flute) that I got in Chile; and a gourd, also from my travels to Costa Rica. The banana that is posted alongside…

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Jay Krasnow

Jay Krasnow

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