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After Luis Muñoz Marín, the most famous criminal in Puerto Rican history is Correa Cotto.
He started his criminal career as a child, amassed a long police record as a teenager, and was chased by the police all over the island, until his death in 1952.
A $10,000 bounty was placed on his head – Correa Cotto, wanted dead or alive. Over 70 friends and family members were held for questioning, until the police finally caught him.
Three movies were made about him.
At one point, a song became popular throughout the island:
They say that Correa Cotto
is looking for the other junkie
the junkie of Isla Verde
the junkie who every night loses
his sobriety and his dentures
in Harry Truman’s ass
The “other junkie” in the song was Governor Luis Muñoz Marín, who faced rumors of opium use and narcotics addiction throughout his career.
But Correa Cotto…
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