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The agricultural economies of the small island states of the Caribbean are being undermined by the neo-liberal drive towards a lop-sided global 'free' market.

Maurice Bishop, the assassinated revolutionary leader of Grenada, used to illustrate the vulnerability of economies reliant on the export of cash crops by comparing the prices of bananas and tractors. Speaking in 1982, a year before his death, he said "In 1970 11 tons of bananas would buy a tractor; today it takes 25...
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