Undeclared slavery in Puerto Rico

The “benefactors” are at it again!! Puerto Rico has been overtaken by forces stronger than itself … the only answer seems to be a “revolution”!! #FreePuertoRico ….
“Albizu Campos once said that “in the US, owning one man made you a scoundrel, but owning an entire nation made you a colonial benefactor.”


Albizu Campos once said that “in the US, owning one man made you a scoundrel, but owning an entire nation made you a colonial benefactor.”

The “Financial Control Board” which will soon rule over Puerto Rico, shows the truth of Don Pedro’s words. There is such a thing as “undeclared slavery.”

A perfect example of this was provided by the Serallés family – the owners of “Don Q” rum, a castle, and an enormous sugarcane empire.

The Serallés sugarcane plantation became a company town – with its own rail line, worker’s shacks, transportation fleet, commissary, and private airport. This airport eventually became Ponce’s Mercedita Airport.

The Serallés Castle today

After slavery became illegal in Puerto Rico, the Serallés family offered “free” garden plots near their plantation, in exchange for a dependent resident labor force.

The family also installed a “general store” where workers bought goods on credit from the family.

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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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