CARTAGENA AFTER THE “LA ESCLAVA BLANCA”- COLOMBIA

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OCCIDENTAL GRAND CARTAGENA, Colombia – Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo, Cartagena, Colombia 2011

NOTE: “LA ESCLAVA BLANCO” in the Title above is borrowed from the NETFLIX TV Drama Serial Season 1, 2016, based on 62 Episodes (in Spanish with sub-titles), dealing with Spanish Slavery in Colombia.

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 CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – ITS PAST

“In 1544, the Spanish Conquistadors discovered the silver mines in a city now called Potosi, which is on the base of Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain) in Colombia. Almost immediately, they began enslaving the natives as workers in the mines.” (Wikipedia)

By the time of emancipation in the 19th century, Colombian slaves, about 25,000, still remain the poorest, unless a miracle can change their lot and/or the government could help restore their humanity.

Last picture shows how the ex slaves are hushed off the Occidental Grand Cartagena Resort shoreline (Security with a dog chasing them) so that they don’t come close to Resort guests. However, some of the Resort guests (Social Workers from Canada)  took upon themselves to deliver food, medicine aid to the biggest shanty town of Boliver, next door to the Resort, as well as, toys for their children, during their stay at the Resort.

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