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.


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. 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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