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The Bay of Slaughters

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The origin of Matanzas's strange name (“Matanzas” literally means “slaughters”) can be traced back to around 1510, when most of the crew of a Spanish vessel that had wrecked at the bay were killed by ... More


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