The first “Public Private Partnership” between the US and Puerto Rico…where the WHOLE ISLAND was stolen

“The first “public private partnership” between the US and Puerto Rico was the sugar cane industry.” .. yes and we know how it all turned out!! Remember “Domino’s Sugar”?


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

The first “public private partnership” between the US and Puerto Rico was the sugar cane industry. 

The circumstances which forced it, the modus operandi of the US, and the tragic results for Puerto Rico are exactly the ones we see today. 

The US “liberated” Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898. Later that same year, Hurricane San Ciriaco destroyed thousands of the island’s farms and nearly the entire year’s coffee crop. Of fifty million pounds, only five million were saved.

Destruction from Hurricane San Ciricao, 1899

American hurricane relief was bizarre. The US sent no money. Instead, the following year it outlawed all Puerto Rican currency and declared the island’s peso, whose international value was equal to the US dollar, to be worth only sixty American cents. Every Puerto Rican lost 40% of his or her money overnight.

In 1901, the US passed the Hollander Act, which raised the taxes on…

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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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