Tuesday, April 21, 1998

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  • Puerto Rico’s Leading Nationalist Hero Pedro Albizu Campos

    Pedro Albizu Campos, popularly known to many as Don Pedro, was the most prominent Puerto Rican of this century. The nationalist leader for the independence of Puerto Rico was in and out of U.S. prisons for 25 years. He was born in 1893, he died 33 years ago today on April 21st 1965.

  • Albizu Campos and the Younger Generation of Puerto Rican Rights Activists

    July 25th is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Puerto Rico. There will be 2 major demonstrations — one in Puerto Rico and the other in front of the United Nations in New York. One of the groups involved in the protest is the Puerto Rico Coalition.

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