Cuba and Che Guevara at the United Nations: “Albizu Campos is a symbol”

  When Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín finally let Pedro Albizu Campos out of jail on November 15, 1964, Don Pedro was in grave medical condition. He was paralyzed on the right side, unable to walk or talk, he… Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: Night of the Living Muñoz Marín

  Luis Muñoz Marín had a serious opium habit. Once in a while it showed. The man on foot in this photo is Rexford G. Tugwell. He had been governor of Puerto Rico for five years, from Sept…. Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: Piñero appointed as Governor of Puerto Rico

  Jesus T. Piñero was born into a wealthy family in Carolina, PR that owned large sugarcane plantations. Between 1934 and 1937, he was the president of the Association of the Sugar Cane Industry.  On September 2, 1946,… Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: Puerto Ricans arrested as “Communists” and “suspected Nationalists”

  Immediately after the Nationalist Revolution of October 1950, Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín ordered the mass arrest of anyone in the Nationalist Party. He also ordered the arrest of anyone affiliated with, or “suspected” of being, a Nationalist…. Read More

Historical Photo of the Day: Young Luis Muñoz Marín

  In 1905, Luis Muñoz Marín began first grade at the William Penn Public School in Santurce.  Though only six years old, Luis spoke better English than most of his teachers, because he’d spent four of those years… Read More