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    The Black Caribbean country that never was

    I am not interested enough to look up a reputable source. This is from wikipedia....

    In 1861, American President Abraham Lincoln ordered his Secretary of State, William Henry Seward, to meet with the Mexican charge d’affaires Matias Romero to explore the possibility of purchasing the island of Cozumel for the purpose of relocating freed American slaves offshore. The idea was summarily dismissed by Mexican President Benito Juarez, but in 1862 Lincoln did manage to establish a short-lived colony of ex-slaves on Île à Vache off the coast of Haiti.

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    1) There were many settlement projects that never came to be for ex-slaves in contemporary countries. Belize and Panamá are places that were considered for these projects, since there was a strong African presence there already.

    2) There are many former and abandoned British Caribbean settlement colonies. The Bay Islands of "Honduras" (Roatán, Útila and Guanaja), the Caribbean coast and Corn Islands of "Nicaragua", and also the "Colombian" islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina.

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    lincoln loved black people so much he want to push them out of the USA.. instead of granting them the 40 acres and the mule.

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