Posts tagged "slavery"

The African Presence in Mexico exhibit ends Sunday

Have you heard the story of Yanga? He was an enslaved African who escaped the Spanish and founded the first free town for slaves in the Americas in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. That was in 1610. That was even before the English colony, Virginia, brought slaves over in 1619. More than 200 years later... Read more »

Slavery, an election and Ahmadinejad goes to Latin America

There have been some interesting headlines out of Latin America recently. A slavery ring was broken up in Mexico City. In Honduras, they held an election while the deposed president is still holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. And the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was recently on a Latin America... Read more »