Participant Calviany brought along a special object. An old letter that reminds us of the modern phenomenon of spam, or the many unsolicited emails that we receive daily in our mailboxes every day peddle miracle pills or extort money from us. Calviany explains:

“In the 1970s my father went to work in Aruba for a couple of years. He was surprised to receive a letter from a lawyer stating he owed a car rental company money. My father had never rented a car at that specific company, as a matter of fact he didn’t even have a driver’s license at the time.”

Some contemporary spam also has a link to Curaçao. They direct you to the many online casino companies based on the island. For many residents an eyesore. For a few, a lucrative source of income.


“He was surprised to receive a letter from a lawyer.”