Unit 3 Destination Reflection - Nicaragua

Please read The History of (Authentic) Fair Trade – a graphic booklet produced by our partners at Equal Exchange. If you want some guidance on your reflection, some discussion questions are embedded in the Learning Circle section of this unit; if you do not have a learning circle, you may wish to engage these questions in your journal.

You can also check out this blog post from Equal Exchange, explaining why they trade exclusively with farmer’s coops, rather than with plantations:

Please read Pablo Neruda’s 1950 poem “United Fruit Co.”

  • What specific references do you recognize in the poem from what you learned about Latin American history in the earlier units?
  • What larger themes of Latin American history and of the U.S. role in the region does the poem draw out?
  • How might you relate this poem to the themes of this unit?
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