100 Years of News – and Advocacy – for the Spanish Speaking Community

By Margaret Ramirez


“When an East Harlem lawyer named Oscar García Rivera was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1937, La Prensa covered the news as the history it was for its readers and the country: Rivera that day became the first Puerto Rican elected to public office in the United States.

Two decades later, La Prensa and its new competitor, El Diario, were covering not only news, momentous or mundane, but also events that changed the city’s cultural fabric: The struggle to organize the first Puerto Rican Day Parade in 1956. The assassination of Dominican Republic President Rafael Trujillo in 1961. The wave of immigration to Washington Heights” See link for the complete article.



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