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Santísima Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, Patrona de Cuba

Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre - Javier Borges / Cementerio de la Habana, Cuba

A devotional image of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, the patroness of Cuba.Some time around the year 1600, two native Indians, Rodrigo and Juan de Hoyos, together with a ten-year-old slave boy, Juan Moreno, went out looking for the salt needed to preserve the meat of the Barajagua slaughter house, which supplied the workers and inhabitants of Santiago del Prado, now known as El Cobre. That day they were just able to reach Cayo Francés, halfway across the Bay of Nipe, where they encamped to…

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