Historic Photo of the Day: Rafael Cancel Miranda


A Puerto Rican Icon ….. “Don Rafael has been a constant and passionate advocate for the independence of Puerto Rico.”

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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

Rafael Cancel Miranda was six years old when his mother and father took him to a beautiful event in Ponce.

It was Palm Sunday in 1937. Families and children, many of them the same age as Rafael, arrived from all over the island.

It was a beautiful event, until they started singing La Borinqueña. At that moment the police started shooting, and kept shooting, until 18 unarmed men, women and children had been slaughtered in the street. It was the Ponce Massacre, and Rafael was right in the middle of it.

As one of the Nurses of the Republic, his mother was wearing a white nurse’s uniform. It was soaked with blood as she crawled over bodies in search of her husband.

Miraculously, Rafael and his parents managed to return home unharmed. Shortly after that, Rafael committed his first political act in his first grade classroom, when he refused to…

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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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