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U.S. Invasion of Puerto Rico: Misconceptions vs. Facts

Written and Edited by Efrain Nieves & Victoria Cepeda For Puerto Ricans, July 25th 1898 represents the fateful day when the United States invaded the island.  At the time, the goal was to become independent from Spain. However, the island’s political and economic infrastructure was broken and drained of  resources. Country folks had no idea who the newcomers […]

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