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    B&B Chronicles Blog — around the world history

    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Havana, Cuba

    Like many other Caribbean nations, Cuba participated in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Over a million slaves were brought to Cuba from the 16th Century until 2867 to work on sugarcane plantations. After the Haitian Revolution in 1804, Cuba became the largest producer of sugar in the world. Slaves working on sugarcane plantations faced back breaking conditions. They worked an average of 20 hours a day, and were crammed into inhumane barracoons at night. Most nights, slaves only got 3-4 hours of sleep before having to return to the sugarcane fields. 

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico

    When people think of Mexico, Afro-Mexicans normally do not come to mind. As we know, Black people inhabit all corners of the Earth, right?... RIGHT! So, the demographics of Mexico are no different.

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    There are numerous things that come to mind when one thinks of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful women. The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Christ the Redeemer statue to name a few. 

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Belize City, Belize

    With the rise in travel around the world, it is important to note that Black people are all across the world. Have you ever heard of the Belizean Kriol people? Many people may not have. Many people may not even know much about the country of Belize. 

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