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14 November 2013
The Puerto Rico Nationalist Uprising of 1950
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PUERTO RICO’S OCTOBER REVOLUTION
JUAN ANTONIO OCASIO RIVERA
BROTHER VS. BROTHER IN PUERTO RICO
National Guard soldiers, under orders of the United States, occupy the town of Jayuya. The town was partially destroyed by US artillery and martial law was declared throughout the entire island. Since federal agents and communication regulations heavily controlled the media in and out of Puerto Rico, people in the US mainland were mostly unaware of the Nationalist uprising and subsequent retaliation by US armed forces. This silent civil war, although short-lived, had many casualites and consequences in US/ Puerto Rico relations for years to come.