Faustino Diaz Pacheco and Aguedo Medina were FBI informants for 20 years.
José Trias Monge profited from the ELA status all his life – then finally wrote a book denouncing it, just before dying.
But the greatest traitors of the Puerto Rican people were two governors, who were entrusted with safety and well-being of the entire island.
Luis Muñoz Marín:
***Engineered the passage of Law 53 (La Ley de la Mordaza) which made it a crime to say a word, sing a song (including La Borinqueña), whistle a tune, or suggest anything in favor of Puerto Rican independence. This included owning a Puerto Rican flag in your own home.
***Ordered the bombing of Jayuya and Utuado, and the deployment of 5,000 National Guardsmen, who slaughtered Puerto Ricans in broad daylight in the Utuado Massacre, and left their corpses rotting in the street.
***Ordered the arrest of thousands of Puerto Ricans, whether or not they were Nationalists.
Puerto Ricans arrested under the orders of Luis Muñoz Marín
***Worked with J. Edgar Hoover to develop the carpetas program, a secret FBI surveillance program which violated the privacy, and conducted illegal police surveillance, on over 100,000 Puerto Ricans.
***Demanded more FBI agents in Puerto Rico, whom he used as a personal security detail and “election inspectors” on election day.
***Called the Nationalists “Communists” and “Fascists,” in order to get more FBI agents assigned to Puerto Rico.
***Ran a corrupt “Operation Bootstrap” program under which he, Senator Samuel Quiñones, and other members of the PPD received bribes from US corporations, in exchange for “looking the other way” when those corporations underpaid Puerto Rican laborers, in open violation of their CBAs (community benefit agreements).
***Created a system of “78 Mayors,” all of whom receive an average salary of $67,000, and the opportunity to hire their family and friends in “no-show” jobs.
***Persecuted Pedro Albizu Campos…allowing him to be tortured, and slowly killed, while in prison.
Alejandro García Padilla:
*** Installed an 11.5% sales tax.
*** Closed over 100 schools.
***Extended 20-year tax breaks to John Paulson and hundreds of hedge funds, private equity firms and billionaires…while raising property, gasoline and sales taxes, and water and electrical rates, on his own people.
***Presided over a pay raise for himself, the legislature, and all 78 mayors, while continuing to raise taxes and shut down schools.
***Engineered the privatization of Puerto Rico’s public schools.
***Presided over the privatization of PREPA (electrical system).
*** Created a “Fiscal and Economic Growth Plan” (FEGP) which called for the privatization of Puerto Rico’s schools and prisons; electrical and water supply; highways, bridges, airports, seaports and major buildings; public housing; real estate developments; and energy projects.
*** Installed a five-member Financial Control Board which will be the de facto government of Puerto Rico. It will control the Commonwealth, nearly all branches of its central government, the treasury of Puerto Rico, the Government Development Bank, and almost all public corporations. It will also have broad subpoena powers.
The two greatest traitors
Luis Muñoz Marín turned the government of Puerto Rico into ELA (Estado Libre Asociado). It was a colony disguised as a commonwealth.
Alejandro García Padilla is turning the economy of Puerto Rico into a giant P3 (Public-Private Partnership). It is actually a P5: a public-private partnership for the plunder of Puerto Rico.
Both men made decisions for the entire island…with disastrous consequences, for decades to come.
Both men were members of the PPD…the Party of Permanent Disasters.
Luis Muñoz Marín and Alejandro García Padilla are the two greatest traitors in Puerto Rican history.