Historic Photo of the Day: “Disparen para que vean como muere un hombre.”

The “Rio Piedras Massacre” ….. Hiram Rosado yelled, “disparen para que vean como muere un hombre!”


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

On October 24, 1935, on orders from Police Chief E. Francis Riggs, the police murdered three Nationalists in Rio Piedras, PR. 

It became known as the Rio Piedras Massacre. 

Two days after the massacre, Police Chief Riggs convened a press conference, where he declared “War against all Puerto Ricans.” 

On February 23, 1936, two Nationalists returned the favor, by killing Police Chief Riggs. 

The two Nationalists – Elias Beauchamp and Hiram Rosado – were taken to the San Juan police precinct, and executed in the precinct. 

Just before being killed, Hiram Rosado yelled, “disparen para que vean como muere un hombre!”

The image above, shows the funeral procession for Rosado and Beauchamp – one Hearse for each body. 

Nearly 70,000 people swarmed through the streets of San Juan that day. 

They were not in a good mood, and the police stayed away from them.

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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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