The history of Cuban rum is as old as colonization itself, given that
is a product extracted from sugar cane, which was brought to the island
by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to this continent.
This former colonial mansion, also known as the home of the Marquises
of the Royal Proclamation," is located on one corner of Plaza Vieja,
and forms part of a group of houses with similar 18th century
Unlike medical teams from other countries working in Haiti since the
earthquake, Cuban doctors – already 500 strong in Haiti when the quake
hit – are winning high praise from the people for doing everything
possible to avoid amputations.