Historic Photo of the Day: Piñero appointed as Governor of Puerto Rico

Jesus T. Piñero …. Ley de la Mordaza! Bad deal …


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

Jesus T. Piñero was born into a wealthy family in Carolina, PR that owned large sugarcane plantations. Between 1934 and 1937, he was the president of the Association of the Sugar Cane Industry. 

On September 2, 1946, Piñero became the first and only native Puerto Rican to be appointed as governor of Puerto Rico, by the government of the US.


Piñero was a member of the Partido Popular Democratico (PPD), which was dominated and controlled by Luis Muñoz Marín.

He served as governor until January 2, 1949, and is best known for signing Public Law 53, aka La Ley de la Mordaza (the Law of the Muzzle), which outlawed the singing of La Borinqueña, the ownership of a Puerto Rican flag, or saying anything in favor of Puerto Rican independence.

After signing the law on June 10, 1948, Piñero immediately boarded a plane and took a short vacation to…

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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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