History requesting itself …. Muñoz Marín & Samuel Quiñones. Why change a “winning proposition” now? Sleazy does as sleazy is!
The author of Campus In Bondage, Ruth M. Reynolds, was a life-long advocate for the independence of Puerto Rico. She was arrested on October 31, 1950 for “conspiracy to overthrow the government of the US” and imprisoned for 19 months in La Princesa and Arecibo District Jail.
Ruth M. Reynolds
A few months earlier in February 1950, Ms. Reynolds was eating lunch in San Juan, at the Bombonera restaurant on San Francisco Street.
Just before 2 pm, three US businessmen sat down in an adjoining booth. They talked about their wives, girlfriends, prostitutes, and then got down to business. The two older men were educating the newly-arrived younger fellow, on how to “do business” in Puerto Rico. They spoke with Brooklyn accents.
“What wages you gonna pay?” asked one of the elders.
“40 cents an hour. Not a cent more.”
“Well, the first thing is…don’t say that to the…
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