The Caribbean is a beautiful place, a series of tropical islands set on a sky-blue sea, bordered by the US, Central America, and South America. Yet the islands in this sea, from Cuba to Hispaniola, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, have a disturbing history intrinsically linked to the horrors of slavery, genocide, and near-perpetual violence since the arrival of the Spanish in 1492. The heinous crimes of European settlers still echo on the islands today.
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The Spanish Helped Themselves to Pretty Much Everything
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