1940s COSTA RICA Videos

See Costa Rica back in the 1940s in these two archive videos.

Discover San Jose back then, all the main crops of the country: coffee, bananas, cacao… See how it was grown and collected. Enjoy the time travel!

Costa Rica has a long past with the United Fruit Company, an American Corporation that traded in tropical fruits (mainly bananas). It has maintained a virtual monopoly in certain regions in Central America, some of which came to be called banana republic. Costa Rica was one of them. The Company acquired strong political & economical power, the activity employed many Costa Ricans and was almost an integral part of the country’s culture. The last video showed you how it looked like back then, an authentic piece of local history. 

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