Historic Photo of the Day: After the Ponce Massacre


The “Ponce Massacre” … another incident of “oppression” by the “powers that be” who had total control of the insular police!! The cartoon is right on target!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

The Ponce Massacre of March 21, 1937 left 19 people dead and over 200 wounded.

After the massacre the Puerto Rico Chief of Police, Enrique de Orbeta, engaged in immediate damage control. He claimed that Nationalist snipers had started the shooting, and his police acted only in “self-defense.”

He choreographed a series of photos to convey this narrative.

The following is one of them: as Chief de Orbeta and his men peer up at some unseen “sniper.”

But too many people had been shot. The entire island knew that Chief de Orbeta and Gov. Blanton Winship were lying.

Not a single weapon was found amongst any of the dead, maimed or wounded victims of the Ponce Massacre.

The Governor and Police Chief were lying so odiously, that the following cartoon appeared in Florete magazine.

It was an exact recreation of the photo you see above, but with one added character:…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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