All across Puerto Rico, celebrations erupted when Monica Puig won a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics. It is the first gold medal ever won by a Puerto Rican athlete, while representing Puerto Rico.
The celebrations were passionate.
Here is a video from El Condado:
Another video Guaynabo:
A whole shopping mall came to a standstill here:
People watched in Walmarts:
Restaurants and bars were glued to the event:
Car horns blared in every town. People started singing La Borniqueña, the national anthem. The press noticed and reported the island-wide jubilation:
There is clearly a lot of joy and positive energy in Puerto Rico.
It is an island, and a people, that should be defined by their talents; not by the ignorance and greed of other nations.
There is a huge heart in Puerto Rico.
A heart so big…that it cannot be contained.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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