Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

John Perkins
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Chapter 26 Summary and Analysis

When John quit, everyone thought he was crazy. He told Paul he would not reveal any of MAIN'a inner workings. Paul asked if he would take a retainer position for the company as an expert witness on legal cases. John agreed if if he was paid three times more than his previous salary. John continued to follow events in Latin America. Jame Roldos was still going strong and launching an all-out political attack on the oil companies. Reagan was elected, which meant an even more imperialist United States. Roldos was getting ready to implement his Hydorcarbons law, and he expelled the SIL. He died in a plane crash before the hydrocarbons law was passed. The entire thing had "CIA" written all over it. The new president, Osvaldo Hurtado allowed both SIL to come back and oil companies to increase drilling. In a eulogy by Torrijos, he said that he, too, felt that his death was near.

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