Luis Ferrao did not kill anyone with a knife…he killed them with a gun!

I have a terrible admission to make. I was starting to feel sorry for Luis Ferrao. He called Albizu Campos a “Fascist” and called me a liar: but after 16 years in New York State politics and 4… Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: God Bless America

  This photo was taken in 1941 in the elegant El Escambrón ballroom/nightclub. El Escambrón was the swankiest “American style” venue in Puerto Rico at the time. With World War II raging, it was also a time of… Read More

The Kubark Manual for CIA Interrogation and Torture

  The torture of Pedro Albizu Campos while in La Princesa was part of a wider pattern of US interrogation techniques throughout Latin America.   The waterboarding and other tortures that are a “shocking revelation” to Americans today, were… Read More

Ruth Mary Reynolds

  Ruth Mary Reynolds was an American educator and civil rights activist who developed a profound commitment to Puerto Rican independence – so strong that she went to jail for it. She met Pedro Albizu Campos while he… Read More

The Riggs National Bank

  For over a century, the Riggs National Bank was the largest bank in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters at 1503-1505 Pennsylvania Avenue NW was right across the street from the Treasury Department, a few hundred feet away from… Read More