The largest sugar plant in Venezuela. AT
It is located in the town of Batey, which belongs to the small town of Caja Seca Sucre municipality of Zulia State, in the south of Lake Maracaibo,
It was constituted or formed May 16, 1913 in the state of Delaware, USA formed as a joint U.S. capital and the Venezuelan private sector, as a result of the action of the sugar company Venezuela Sugar Company, which later became known as Central Venezuela. In 1920 it was converted into a Venezuelan company.
The first harvest was in 1915.During the harvest sugar cane is harvested from crops.
In the middle of 1966 the company was bought by the Brillembourg family, which headed the company for 43 years and in 2009 it was expropriated like many other companies that had great strength and high production rate for the nation and now belongs to the Venezuelan state under the name of Sugar Agroindustrial Complex Venezuela. Today, like other companies that exown the socialist government, their production is minimal that is not enough to supply even the Zulia State itself. It is unfortunate to see how that great company that as a child admired and longed to grow up studying a university degree to enter the world of work is unleashed in such a way that it is almost in ruins.
In the town of Batey there is an emblematic icon and it is the monument that represents parts of the machinery that were once used for the production of sugar and other sugar cane derivatives such as molasses, others say it is a water pump, other theories is that this was the means they used at the beginning of the 20th century to bring the materials to work that a train arrived are said to have the rails where they passed.
Here I share a photograph of me in this monument part of the history of the 19th or 20th century since it is not exactly known because it was at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, since it was several years of construction, roads, headquarters, medicine, pharmacy, among others.
I remember my childhood when the harvest arrived, which was the period when sugar cane was collected, which consists of the cutting and burning of sugar cane and flying out the vines as we called them, which were the small particles of coal that were left in the air that led with the help of the wind from the village El Batey to Caja Seca and other localities, traveling many kilometers with the help of the wind, with the other children we played with these particles we did not make kind of tattoos, drawings on the floor even in leaves and now with the expropriation of the government already the boom of this company declined, the extensive land for the cultivation of sugarcane was invaded by socialism, and this has been generating great economic instability in the area.
The sugar plant also has a farm named Agrícola Torondoy, which is the party responsible for the planting, maintenance and cutting of sugar cane.
“There are several myths about Agricultural, in its extensive cane fields, many workers have died, it is said that at least every year in the season near the harvest a worker dies because the owners had a satanic pact and claimed the life of an innocent worker”.
Without further allusion to the moment I say goodbye to you, with a deep pride of being born in this beautiful corner of Venezuela full of history and ancestral culture.
With love for all yoors members, Soleidy Abreu.