30June 2021 — (Wall Street International)* —  The story goes that on his first voyage to what would become America, Christopher Columbus disembarked on October 12, 1492, on a beach he named San Salvador, today Wattlin, in the Bahamas archipelago.

By December 1 he chose to live in a wonderful setting on an island he called Hispaniola. He took possession of it without asking, obviously, the locals. Colonization began by building a fort called “La Navidad”, on the north coast of what is today Haiti.

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