Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

John Perkins
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Chapter 11 Summary and Analysis

The morning after arriving in Panama, a driver named Fidel was sent to pick up John. Fidel took him on a tour around the docks, through "new Panama," and they stopped to talk to an American family. The father, a third generation American in Panama, criticized Torrijos and his desire for independence. John disagreed and then left with Fidel, who thanked him for defending Torrijos. They drove through an average slum of wooden shacks and ditches of raw sewage. Children with malnutrition and graffitti on walls stated " Stop shitting in our canal" and "Uncle Sam, slave master" was abundent. When they approached the Canal Zone, there were huge ,white buildings with lawns, golf courses, and stores. Everything in the Zone was U.S. property meaning that all the money made and created there stayed there and could not be taxed by Panama or used to help the poor.

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