Day: March 25, 2013

Isla Mujeres, Hacienda Mundaca – Slaves, Pirates and Unrequited Love

The story of pirate and slave trader Fermin Mundaca is a fascinating one. A Spaniard of educated background, Fermin decided to try his hand at slave trading, first bringing slaves from the West Coast of Africa to Cuba and Antilla to work the sugarcane plantations and mines, and then Mayan captives from the Yucatan peninsula. […]

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