Juan Bobo History Lesson: The Truman Assassination Attempt

Posted: February 14, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

 The Truman Assassination Attempt

On November 1, 1950, two men attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. It was a desperate effort to turn the world’s attention to the U.S. colonial regime in Puerto Rico. 

The attempt failed. Griselio Torresola was killed, Oscar Collazo was shot in the chest, and a policeman was killed.

For a one-sided newsreel about the assassination attempt, brought to you by the Liberty National Insurance Company, see here: 


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  1. Francis Coleman says:

    Phenomenal work here. Pleasure to read.

  2. Ed Vega says:

    Until they attacked Truman, the U.S. was saying that the 1950 revolt in Puerto Rico was “an incident among Puerto Ricans.”

  3. Margaret Hildebrand says:

    This was a great history lesson. Thank you.

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