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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

Luis Muñoz Marín

Luis Muñoz Marín was the first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico. His father was a distinguished journalist and island politician, and his grandfather was mayor of the town of Barranquitas.

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Some people claim he sold out the independence of Puerto Rico, in order to become governor.
Others say he was a great visionary, who helped pull Puerto Rico through the Great Depression through the “Operation Bootstrap” program, and other economic reforms.
In any event, the U.S. named a postage stamp after him. Here is a short newsreel of Luis Muñoz Marín, delivering a passionate speech:


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  1. Johnp says:

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  3. Margaret Hildebrand says:

    I think they put Mr. Marin on a postage stamp, so he must have done something good.

  4. Joe Sanchez says:

    Governor Luis Munoz Marin was a proud Puerto Rican who wanted only the best for his country. He felt the best way was to be united with America, lest Puerto Rico be as poor as Hispaniola and other Caribbean islands. Another great Puerto Rican was San Juan Mayor Felisa Rincon Gautier, also known as Don Fela. Check her bio on Wikipedia.

  5. Cedric McClester says:

    I’m learning something new here. Keep it up!

  6. Sara Valderrama says:

    I really enjoy the history lessons in this blog. It is a very diverse and interesting blog.

  7. Eduardo Vagales says:

    I thin Luis Muñoz Marín was a talented politician, and a great sellout.

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