afrodiaspores:

Historian Reinaldo L. Román writes,

In Cuba, journals and newspapers ran reports in late 1901 about a man they dubbed mockingly “el Dios nuevo.” The “new God” was Hilario Mustelier Garzón, an elderly Afro-Cuban healer whose Spiritist cures attracted hundreds of rural easterners, as well as the unbidden attention of government officials. Mustelier’s notoriety proved costly: the press condemned him and he was jailed twice.

afrodiaspores:

Historian Reinaldo L. Román writes,

In Cuba, journals and newspapers ran reports in late 1901 about a man they dubbed mockingly “el Dios nuevo.” The “new God” was Hilario Mustelier Garzón, an elderly Afro-Cuban healer whose Spiritist cures attracted hundreds of rural easterners, as well as the unbidden attention of government officials. Mustelier’s notoriety proved costly: the press condemned him and he was jailed twice.