Juan bobo

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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Comments
  1. Cedric McClester says:

    Definitely a controversial figure.

  2. Joe Sanchez says:

    In my honest opinion, Luis Munos Marin, loved Puerto Rico and its people, and was a great visionary, who help Puerto Rico through “Operation Bootstrap” and more… God bless his soul.

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