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Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán. (Puerto Rican Nationalist, b. April 8, 1827). ————————————————————
Photo Credit: @reckless138
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“El Grito de Lares” is Puerto Rico’s first and only cry for Independence. On September 23, 1868 between 600 to 1000 men, mostly Puerto Rican born and from the west of the Island, revolted for Independence from Spain. #lastcolony #elgritodelares #jibaro #taino

“Puerto Rico has a history that is very heroic and prolific. Naturally, as a colony, there exists a history of double interpretation; the colony, and the history of the anti-colonial struggle. In reality, the colonial history does not apply to us. It is more fitting for the colonizer. Ours, the only one, is the anti-colonial history because it is the history of our native people who survived and are in constant battle to defeat the powerful colonial forces. It is the history of puertorriqueñidad.” – Filiberto Ojeda Ríos #ElGritoDeLares