White: spanish descendants
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The cuban race

White: spanish descendants

The project "White" focuses on communities of Spanish origin, mainly from the Canary Islands, who settled in the Viñales Valley.

In this area, very few black Cubans or even mixed-racecan be found. Due to the fact that not a lot of sugarcane was cultivated, there was no need for African slave labor.

Recent genetic studies have found that, on average, white-skinned Cubans have around 7% African genes, 8% Native American genes and 85% are of European origin.

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