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Aruba is One Happy Island – it says so on their license plates.
The first happy inhabitants were the Caquetio Indians who came from nearby Venezuela to escape persecution. Then came the Spanish who enslaved the Indians, ending their happiness.
In 1637 the Dutch arrived and made everyone speak Dutch. Then came the most blood-thirsty intruders of all: the Tourists. Their invasion has been relentless and unforgiving.