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Puerto Rico Episodes

Dec. 8, 2022

The Ponce Massacre

A peaceful Palm Sunday parade turned deadly in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1937. 21 Puerto Ricans were killed and more than 200 wounded, all at the hands of US funded Insular Police. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about thi...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Mustard Gas Experiments During WWII

Latines had a huge role in WWII, from filling in work shortages to filling in ranks in the United States Armed forces. Many Mexican and Puerto Rican members of the military were sent to the Philippines or different Latin Amer...

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July 7, 2022

Vieques 1999: When Puerto Rico Kicked Out the Navy

Vieques is a little island, 8 miles from mainland Puerto Rico. From the 1920s until 2003, 2/3rds of the island was occupied by the US Navy. Day after, day, the people of Vieques lived with bombs falling every day. Until …

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