The Man who Stole Puerto Rico

  Charles Herbert Allen was the first U.S. civilian governor of Puerto Rico (1900-1901). He was also the greatest robber baron to ever hit the island. In only 17 months as governor, he wired the entire economy and built… Read More

The first “Public Private Partnership” between the US and Puerto Rico…where the WHOLE ISLAND was stolen

The first “public private partnership” between the US and Puerto Rico was the sugar cane industry.  The circumstances which forced it, the modus operandi of the US, and the tragic results for Puerto Rico are exactly the ones… Read More

The Man who Turned Puerto Rico into a Sugar Cane Empire

Charles Herbert Allen was a minor Massachusetts politician. He served two terms in the US Congress. Though he’d never served in the military, he loved to dress up as an 18th century Army officer and have people call… Read More

Historical Photo of the Day: Inauguration of the First U.S. Governor

  The first U.S. civilian Governor of Puerto Rico was Charles Herbert Allen.  He arrived on April 27, 1900 like a Roman conqueror – with a naval cannon salute, the Eleventh U.S. Infantry Band, and hundreds of soldiers… Read More