Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Setting & Symbolism

John Perkins
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Indonesia

A chain of Islands in the Pacific. This is where John's first project was.

Jakarta

The capital of Indonesia, where John was to get most of his official information on the country.

Bandung

A mountain city near Jakarta in Indonesia.

Wisma

The government house where the MAIN Indonesia team resided in while in Bandung.

Panama

The nation that housed the Panama Canal, governed by Omar Torrijos, where John was sent to strike a deal for an upgraded Canal.

Canal Zone

The U.S. owned part of Panama that the Panamanians wanted back. People that lived in the Zone used U.S. currency, only spoke English and never mixed outside the walls.

Iraq

The "key to the middle east," Iraq is a strategic landmark and holder of natural resources whose leader didn't give in to the corporatocracy.

Bechtel

One of MAINs leading competitors for international projects. It is a company highly notorious for indebting countries.

MAIN

The private consulting and engineering firm for which John worked.

Ecuador

One of John's favorite Latin American countries where he was in the Peace Corps. He later started a nonprofit organization that led people into the Ecuadorian Amazon to teach people about the Shuars.

IPS

John's energy company that focused on alternative and clean energy.

OPEC

The oil cartel of the Middle East.

Petroleos de Venezuela

The main oil company in Venezuela that provides eighty percent of export revenue. The company makes fifty billion dollars in sales each year.

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