Fifty one years ago, Don Pedro Albizu Campos died in San Juan. The US and Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín had broken his body, but not his spirit.
Half a century later, all of Don Pedro’s warnings have come true. Puerto Rico is bankrupt and the US is sending a “Financial Control Board” to control and exploit the entire island. Here is a summary of Don Pedro’s life, complete with 36 photographs:
Don Pedro was the conscience of his people. They killed his body but forgot his voice – and it echoes across all borders, from one century to the next.
Don Pedro was a champion of freedom.
A piercing light.
A fallen soldier in the war against all Puerto Ricans.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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