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Henequen in Yucatan

by Beryl Gorbman www.yucatanyenta.com Henequen represents slavery, rope, the conquest, heavy labor, and haciendas. It is, of course, the plant and fiber produced on most of the the huge haciendas of Yucatan. Henequen, a type of agave, is uniquely suited … Continue reading

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Koreans in Yucatan

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatanyenta.com In the beginning of the 1900s, several hundred Korean laborers were shipped to Yucatan after having been told they were going to Hawaii. They were indentured servants on the henequen haciendas and were required to work there … Continue reading

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