Historic Photo of the Day: Luis Muñoz Marín promises pan, tierra, y libertad

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

 

In 1944, Luis Muñoz Marín mounted a furious campaign through the Puerto Rican countryside.

He distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of El Batey, the PPD newsletter.

He toured the Cordillera Mountain range in a jeep, with huge speakers that blasted into the mountainsides.

He spoke with thousand of jíbaros and promised them pan, tierra y libertad (bread, land and liberty).

Luis Muñoz Marín promises bread, land and liberty in 1944

The liberty never arrived, but it paid off for Muñoz Marín.

He became governor of Puerto Rico in 1948.

 

3 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: Luis Muñoz Marín promises pan, tierra, y libertad

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I remember …. the mantra of the PPD has always been: PAN, TIERRA Y LIBERTAD!! … ‘BREAD, LAND AND LIBERTY” … it was all a huge lie and scam!! SMH …

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  2. When I see through the articles of this website how the people of Puerto Rico have been lied to and disgraced through no fault of their own, I feel lots of anger.

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