The United States company called the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita Brands International) began developing banana plantations in Guatemala.
Guatemala declares war on the Axis powers.
Jorge Ubico, the dictator, was forced to resign and a social and economic revolution began in Guatemala.
Spanish (García) and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. It is normally found in medieval records in the Latin form Garsea, and may well be of pre-Roman origin, perhaps akin to Basque (h)artz ‘bear’.