In 1928 there was a strike in Columbia against the United Fruit Company; a USA firm growing bananas on huge plantations with terrible working conditions.
The US threatened to send in the Marines and pressured the Columbian government to send in the army. The resulting Banana Massacre resulted in somewhere from less than fifty to more than 2000 deaths. (Depending who you ask.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Massacre
All to protect the profits of a fruit company.