Cuba and Che Guevara at the United Nations: “Albizu Campos is a symbol”


NEVER forget this ….. “Albizu Campos is a symbol of the as yet unfree but indomitable Latin America. Years and years of prison, almost unbearable pressures in jail, mental torture, solitude, total isolation from his people and his family, the insolence of the conqueror and its lackeys in the land of his birth – nothing broke his will.” NOTHING broke his will!!

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When Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín finally let Pedro Albizu Campos out of jail on November 15, 1964, Don Pedro was in grave medical condition.

He was paralyzed on the right side, unable to walk or talk, he had suffered a crushing stroke, and had severe kidney infection.

They never broke his spirit, but they destroyed his body. That is how they sent him home.

The news of Don Pedro’s condition spread rapidly and far throughout Latin America.

Hundreds of telegrams, cables and letters began to arrive. Journalists poured in from all over the hemisphere – particularly from Mexico, Venezuela and Cuba. 

Less than one month later, Che Guevara addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations, and spoke very firmly about Don Pedro.

Che Guevara speaks to the UN about Pedro Albizu Campos

Here is what Che said: 

“Albizu Campos is a symbol of the as yet unfree but indomitable…

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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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