The Riggs National Bank

“The Riggs National Bank” …. E. Francis Riggs …. declared “war against all Puerto Ricans”!! Take a look …. no good here!!


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

For over a century, the Riggs National Bank was the largest bank in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters at 1503-1505 Pennsylvania Avenue NW was right across the street from the Treasury Department, a few hundred feet away from the White House.

The bank loaned the US government $16 million in 1847 for a war against Mexico and $7.2 million in 1868 for the purchase of Alaska. Fourteen US presidents of their families had banked at Riggs, including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.

With branches throughout the US, England, Germany, and the Bahamas, Riggs specialized in “private international banking” for wealthy clients and “embassy banking” for 95 percent of the foreign ministries and embassies located in Washington.

Riggs National Bank

Throughout Latin America the Riggs National Bank was known for bribing entire legislatures, destabilizing democratic regimes, and financing right-wing military coups that were disguised as “revolutions,” on behalf of the United Fruit Company.


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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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