1) Es Mi Cultura: the Afro Salvadoran issue

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Join me in reading this edition of the Es Mi Cultura newsletter (I'll tell you more about this soon) and learning about the history of Africans in El Salvador, a country that's mostly thought of as being predominantly "Mestizo." The women profiled in this issue share how they came to learn of their African lineage and how they identify now.

One myth that many believe is that since El Salvador is the only Central American country to not have a Caribbean coast, no existence of African people came into the country. Of course this is absolutely false. The earliest traces of African presence in El Salvador, according to Salvadoran historian Marvin Aguilar, goes back to 1528..

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