Pedro Albizu Campos & ‘Tavín’ Pumarejo … “they shared the same vision, the same values, the same love for Puerto Rico. And they both left the same message.”
Don Pedro Albizu Campos was born, and Octavio Ramos “Tavín” Pumarejo died, on the same day of September 12. Their careers appeared very different…but just below the surface they shared the same vision, the same values, the same love for Puerto Rico.
And they both left the same message.
In La Conciencia Nacional Puertorriqueña, in his speeches recorded by the FBI, in his interviews with Manuel Maldonado-Denis, Don Pedro left a treasure map for his nation.
With his songs and records, his Christmas aguinaldos, his Rio Caña Sound Machine and “ai que lindo,” Pumarejo left us the same treasure map.
The treasure appears to be elusive, but it is not.
We walk right past it every day.
There is a treasure in Puerto Rico…inside our own hearts, in our love for the land, the ocean, the sound of the coquí, and our love for…
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