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  Complete Guide to Bananas - History - Recipes - Nutrition - Banana.com
These bananas grew only in the southern region of China and were considered exotic, rare fruits that never became popular with the Chinese masses until the 20th century.
Continuing the banana's travels westward, the rootstocks were packed onto a ship under the charge of Tomas de Berlanga, a Portuguese Franciscan monk who brought them to the Caribbean island of Santo Domingo from the Canary Islands in the year 1516.
Wrapped in tin foil, bananas were sold for 10 cents each at a celebration held in Pennsylvania in 1876 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
banana.com   (475 words)

 Banana republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Banana republic is a pejorative term for a small, often Latin American or Caribbean country that is politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture, and ruled by a small, wealthy and corrupt clique.
"The epaulettes of a banana republic generalissimo" are proverbially of considerable size, usually portrayed in satire with a pair of mops.
Banana Republics were mentioned in the song "Stars and Stripes of Corruption" by the Dead Kennedys
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana_republic   (1227 words)

 Honduras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The banana operations were run like private cheifdoms, in which the companies kept order and crushed labor organizing with their own security forces or by calling in U.S. troops.
Bananas came to represent some 88% of Honduran exports, focusing on the economic activity of the country almost wholly in the atlantic coast region.
In Honduras, as elsewhere in Central America, the banana companies had begun to return some of their lands to the government, but continued to market the bananas grown by small farmers or peasant cooperatives on the returned lands.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/afburns/afrotrop/Honduras.htm   (664 words)

 Eric Shackle's eBook - Banana Republic
Paul Keating's memorable 1986 warning that Australia might become a banana republic may yet be proved literally correct.
Banana trees only live for about a year, and after the bunch is harvested, the tree is allowed to rot down.
Banana republic (or Bananaland) is a pejorative term for describing a country with a non-democratic or unstable government, especially where there is widespread political corruption and strong foreign influence.
www.bdb.co.za /shackle/articles/banana_republic.htm   (667 words)

 CNN - Style - Banana Republic goes first-world - October 1, 1999
She says flagship stores are considered in the Banana Republic corporate ethos to be "jewels of the company" because they offer the entire range of products.
Banana Republic's online store is to include the same breadth of products featured in its flagship stores and new catalog -- a generation beyond its original J. Peterman-esque illustrated circular -- which made its debut in 1998.
Banana Republic's new flagship stores are at Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, California, and -- as of October 26 -- at 626 Fifth Avenue (that's at 51st Street) in Manhattan.
www.cnn.com /STYLE/9910/01/banana.republic   (1639 words)

 United Fruit Company
The first bananas were imported to the U.S. in 1870 and just 28 years later, Americans in the U.S. were consuming over 16 million bunches a year.
The bananas flourished and with the railroad completed it was possible to economically transport the bananas to eager markets in the United States and Europe.
The whole concept of a "banana republic" was exemplified by the conditions in Guatemala from 1920 through 1944.
www.mayaparadise.com /ufc1e.htm   (1751 words)

 Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Banana is a seaport in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Atlantic coast.
Henry Morton Stanley arrived at Banana in 1879 at the start of an exploratory expedition funded by Léopold II of Belgium.
Following the Conference of Berlin (1884-85) the European powers recognized Léopold's claim to the Congo basin, and in a ceremony (1885) at Banana, the king announced the establishment of the Congo Free State, headed by himself, beginning the dark period of European rule.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana,_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo   (256 words)

 Banana Republic
Anyway, produced by the cottage industry that calls itself Doris and Frank, Banana Republic is a game in the Koalition mould, being a German card game that offers rather more depth than usual.
The theme is a mix of Junta and Kremlin, centring on the political manoeuvring in a South American country with the aim of semi-secretly controlling the 'right' politicians at the end of the game.
These will be gradually laid beside the selection of voters arrayed on the table with the aim of securing their favour in the upcoming presidential election, in which you are a candidate.
www.gamecabinet.com /sumo/Issue10.11/BananaRepublic.html   (1073 words)

 America Is a Banana Republic, Not a Democratic Republic
When Americans learned of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, we were suddenly awakened to the realization that America was at that moment a Banana Republic: a country where leaders are replaced by assassinations or coups d'etat, not elections.
A similar cabal tried to turn the United States into a banana republic in the 1790s.
A hallmark of a banana republic is that the junta controls the press and lies with impunity to the people.
www.hermes-press.com /banana_rep.htm   (3577 words)

 The Black Commentator - Freedom Rider: Banana Republic U.S.A. - Issue 121
Of course a defining issue for any banana republic is a non-existent or corrupt electoral system.
For the second presidential election in a row thousands of Americans were denied their right to vote or voted without the certainty of knowing that their ballots would be counted.
A banana republic can change if its citizens are willing to fight.
www.blackcommentator.com /121/121_fr_banana_republic_usa.html   (842 words)

 Banana Republic - New York Store & Shopping Guide
From its humble, home-spun debut in 1978 as a safari-inspired brand of casual wear, Banana Republic's distinct design aesthetic (and solid corporate backing) has made it one of the country's largest clothing retailers.
Banana Republic clothing is very stylish at affordable prices.
The clothing line is very simply and at the same time they manage to be stylish, but not to tendy.
www.newyorkmetro.com /listings/stores/banana_republic00/index.html   (272 words)

 Gap Inc. - Our Brands - Banana Republic
Banana Republic is an accessible luxury brand, offering high-quality apparel and accessories collections for men and women.
Customers can shop Banana Republic stores in the United States, Canada and Japan, and online at BananaRepublic.com.
When Gap Inc. acquired Banana Republic in 1983, the brand had two stores and a safari motif.
www.gapinc.com /public/OurBrands/brands_br.shtml   (108 words)

 welcome to bananarepublican.us
Pittsburgh, PA by MM Here is a great update from I'M in Brazil and some missing BR stickers.
Get out there and protest this tuesday (1.31.06) during the presidents State of the Union Address and represent Banana Republic.
Please help support Banana Republican by making a small donation.
www.bananarepublican.us   (101 words)

 Banana Republic Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
United Fruit was one of the first to use this tactic in exporting bananas from Guatemala.
A BANANA REPUBLIC — a form of government where cronyism, deceit and cash payments substitute for more democratic forms of political influence, like debate and balloting; a one-issue political body in a certain political subdivision.
Thus the term for Miami where ousting Castro is more important to local politicians, and their counterparts in Washington, than education, roads, clean water, etc. Miami Banana Republic Flag
cuban-exile.com /photo/misc/banana-republic.htm   (110 words)

 Banana Republic - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Banana REpublic carries clothes that are sophisticated and classic.
I have Banana Republic clothes that have lasted me since I was...
I am a Banana Republic employee, and I emplore you not to shop there.
www.rateitall.com /i-12353-banana-republic.aspx   (352 words)

 Easton Town Center - Banana Republic at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio
Easton Town Center - Banana Republic at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio
Banana Republic is one of the frontrunners in private-label clothiers for women and men.
Modern, relaxed pieces and clean classics are offered in fine, uncompromised fabrics like silk and suede, and, in the latest microfibers.
www.eastontowncenter.com /_includes/generator_tenantpage.cfm?tenantid=7   (125 words)

 Banana *BUSH* Republic
The BuzzFlash Report has a wealth of headlines reporting the truth, not what you hear on the 6 PM news.
The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain, "You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor stupid bastard get down.
This website is not connected in any way with "Banana Republic," the manufacturer and retailer of clothing sporting the "Banana Republic" trademark
www.bananabushrepublic.com   (454 words)

 Banana Republic - Union Square Shopping District - SFBayShop - Most Unique Shopping Districts in the San Francisco Bay ...
Banana Republic - Union Square Shopping District - SFBayShop - Most Unique Shopping Districts in the San Francisco Bay Area - 2,000+ Stores
Since its beginning in 1978, Banana Republic has grown from a purveyor of safari-inspired clothing with two stores and a catalog into one of the nation's largest apparel retailers.
Banana Republic is the destination for the modern, versatile wardrobe and exceptional quality of men's and women's clothing as well as home collection, shoes, accessories, personal care products and intimate apparel.
www.unionsquareshop.com /pages/bananaRepublic.html   (83 words)

 Banana Republic DSN Retailing Today - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Banana Republic DSN Retailing Today - Find Articles
Banana Republic opened its first stores outside of North America this month.
Banana will open a total of four stores in Japan by the end of September.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FNP/is_18_44/ai_n15688982   (122 words)

 The Banana Republic
She does not ever admit that a liberal can be right.
She says she 'swooned' over Dubya during the 2000 election, and that she remains 'doe-eyed,' but she has written one column since then praising the President.
She is not advancing the cause of conservatism or of our Republic.
thebananarepublic0.tripod.com /archdec.html   (7589 words)

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In 1962, Republican activist William (then "Bill") Rehnquist was the leader of Operation Eagle Eye, a flying squad of GOP lawyers that swept through polling places in south Phoenix to question the right of minority voters to cast their ballots.
As Dave Wagner reported in the Arizona Republic last year, Rehnquist defended keeping African Americans out of stores and restaurants in Phoenix.
In 1964, at the Bethune Precinct, (which was 40 percent Hispanic and 90 percent Democratic) Rehnquist and Operation Eagle Eye activists challenged every Black and Mexican voter's ability to read the Constitution of the United States in the English language (then a requirement.)
www.afrocubaweb.com /bananarepublic.htm   (7817 words)

 mens banana republic blazers
new Banana Republic mens gray grey WOOL blazer jacket 41 42
Banana Republic fine, fine dark gray wool blazer.
This jacket is great for dress up and for casual wear.
www.dressthatman.com /view-SUIT123.htm   (164 words)

 BR the approved BANANA REPUBLIC fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hi there, and welcome to the only Banana Republic fanlisting approved by the peeps over at theFanlistings.org.
BR the approved BANANA REPUBLIC fanlisting is copyright © JUCLECIAdotNU, 2003-2006.
This is not in any way affiliated with the actual company.
br.juclecia.nu   (146 words)

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