When Puerto Rico was ALMOST independent

It almost happened … Three times! The “great” Luis Muñoz Marin stopped it …. for his personal gain!


On three separate occasions – in 1935, 1943 and 1945 – the U.S. offered Puerto Rico its independence. Each time, the political leaders of Puerto Rico rejected it.

The chief opponent to this independence was Luís Muñoz Marín.

Not just once, but onall three occasions, Muñoz Marín hurried up to Washington, D.C. to testify against the independence of Puerto Rico. Here is a headline from 1935: the front page of El Imparcial newspaper.

This front page headline threw Muñoz Marín into a panic. Repeatedly he told the U.S. Congress, that if they approved the independence bill of Senator Millard Tydings, then Puerto Rico would “physically perish within five years.”

In opposing the Tydings independence bill, Muñoz Marín even defied his own government. In 1945 eleven of nineteen senators, twenty-two of thirty-nine representatives, and forty-two of seventy-three mayors favored the Tydings bill.

All told, 57 percent of Puerto Rico’s…

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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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