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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