New York Times recognizes “the overlooked history of Puerto Rico” and the Revolution of 1950

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

Yesterday, in its Sunday edition, the New York Times recognized the Revolution of 1950 in Puerto Rico. The Times called it exactly that…a revolution.

The Times also acknowledged that this revolution is not mere “history,” but that it has continuing and broad implications for today.

The discussion occurred in an article about the book War Against All Puerto Ricans, which will also be released in a Spanish-language version on November 24, 2015.

The Spanish version is called Guerra Contra Todos los Puertorriqueños.

Here is the entire article, written by veteran Times journalist Sam Roberts:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/nyregion/new-york-bookshelf-the-last-big-colony-and-the-first-suburb.html

 

5 Comments on “New York Times recognizes “the overlooked history of Puerto Rico” and the Revolution of 1950

  1. What would be even more meaningful would be a thorough, impartial investigation into the circumstances leading to Albizu’s death and allegations that radiation experiments were carried out on him while he was a prisoner at La Princesa prison. If the allegations are substantiated, the federal government should be required to pay damages to his family.

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  2. What would be more interesting than a mere “recognition” would be a three part white paper on the Puerto Rican Revolution… what lead up to it… the issues from the revolutionary perspective… and the issues from the American perspective.

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