Several revolts followed in the first half of the 16th century, the most famous of which happened in 1522. Enriquillo started the revolt with a large number of Indians from the mountain range of Bahoruco and the Indians were able to continue the rebellion because of their better knowledge of the region. As the Spaniards were not able to control the rebellion, a treaty was signed granting to the Indian population among others the right of Freedom and of Possession. It had little consequences however, as by this time the Indian population was rapidly declining due to European diseases.
Enriquillo also had a wife, called Mencía, later Doña Mencía due to Enriquillo's relations with the Spaniards. She was molested by an unnamed Spaniard. When Enriquillo tried to take the issue to the Spanish courts, nothing could be done, since it was Mencia's word against the Spaniard's word. This, contend some writers, was the tipping point for Enriquillo to revolt in the Bahoruco mountains.
His name Enriquillo would come after his baptism as a Catholic and his new given name, Enrique.
A new study has revealed that January's devastating earthquake in Haiti didn't originate from the Enriquillo fault, as previously believed, but from movement on a previously unknown subsurface thrust fault.(HAITI)(Brief article)
Dec 01, 2010; HAITI A new study has revealed that January's devastating earthquake in Haiti didn't originate from the Enriquillo fault,...
National University of Singapore Satellite Images on Haiti Earthquake Suggest a Rupture Shorter Than Earlier Estimation; Remaining Portion of the Enriquillo Fault May Break in Future, Causing New Earthquakes.
Mar 08, 2010; Byline: National University of Singapore SINGAPORE, March 8 (AScribe Newswire) -- Researchers from the Centre for Remote Imaging,...