Operation Booby Trap: The Caribe Hilton

I remember the Caribe Hilton … it’s still there. I didn’t know about this. I remember vaguely … “Operation Boostrap”. SMH ….

“This glaring abuse of Puerto Rican land, taxes and labor was repeated throughout the entire island and called “Operation Bootstrap.”


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

Congressman Vito Marcantonio thought that Gov. Muñoz Marín’s “Operation Bootstrap” was a corrupt political scam. He called it “Operation Booby Trap.”

The Caribe Hilton Hotel was a perfect example of this booby trap.

Under the guise of “economic aid” to Puerto Rico, a theft in broad daylight was engineered by Gov. Muñoz Marín. Through the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) Muñoz Marín built the 300-room hotel at a cost of $7 million, ($68 million in 2015 dollars) and then handed the entire resort – the building, casino and swimming pools – to Conrad Hilton on a 20-year lease.

One year after the hotel opened, in 1950, the people of Puerto Rico were still waiting for Muñoz Marín to disclose the terms of that lease.

Everything used in the hotel, including the furniture, was purchased and flown in from the US. Nearly every management employee was from the US. Even…

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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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