HAVANA TIMES, June 17 – The first museum in Latin America dedicated to the Slave Route was inaugurated at the San Severino Fortress in the city of Matanzas, 100 kilometers east of the Cuban capital, reported the local press.
At least 20 million Africans were introduced by force in the continent between the 16th and 19th centuries. Slavery was officially abolished in Cuba in 1886. Shortly after, Brazil became the last country on the continent to abolish slavery in 1888. The US abolished slavery in 1865.