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Watching the Black Sails series, there are several references on "La casa de contratación", and characters say that, among other things, it was dedicated to colonial intelligence.

I think there were a couple of Casa de Contratación agencies, and the question is if either of those really worked spying on potential threats against the Spanish crown?

  • They were the tax inspectors, among other things. So they spied on their own colonies to detect hidden silver mines. – o.m. Nov 27 '17 at 7:31

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