Posts tagged: Gregor MacGregor

M is for Gregor MacGregor

In the 19th century there was a tropical Eden in Central America called Poyais, a land rich in culture and natural resources crying out for settlement.

The problem was, it didn’t exist. It was the invention of Gregor MacGregor, the soldier, adventurer and revolutionary who ranks alongside the likes of Bernie Madoff as one of history’s most audacious fraudsters. Read more ›››