Puerto Rico deserves a place among those many true stories that have been told … I’m the big screen. Didn’t know about Casa Paramount!! Take a look …. I hope this story is told during my lifetime!!
The history of Puerto Rico has never been fully told. The world has seen Roots, Reds, Che, Gandhi, Braveheart, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Selma, Malcolm X, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. But Borinquen and its heroes have been brushed aside for over a century.
Pedro Albizu Campos, Ramón Emeterio Betances, Roberto Cofresí, and El Aguila Blanca are rarely mentioned in our nation’s classrooms. El Grito de Lares, the Intentona de Yauco, the Ponce Massacre, the 1934 Sugarcane Strike, the Nationalist Revolution of 1950…none of these epic events have illuminated our nation’s movie screens.
Instead, we have received an endless parade of drug addicts, drug dealers, gangsters, prostitutes, maids, gardeners, and a Jewish comic who babbled “my name – José Jimenez.”
To top it off, there was Casa Paramount.
Casa Paramount, part of a 7,000 acre estate
In 1967, Gulf…
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