Big, brooding Luis Muñoz Marin, President of Puerto Rico's Senate, disembarked in Manhattan, looking mournful, as usual. But he was full of hope. If the U.S. Senate confirms his good friend Rexford Guy Tugwell as Governor of Puerto Rico, it will be another milestone in the peaceful, ballot-box revolution which Luis Muñoz Marin started three years ago.

When Muñoz Marin went back to his native Puerto Rico in 1931, he did not like what he saw there. The poverty-stricken jibaros lived in misery and squalor. There were no gay tropical restaurants in Puerto Rico, no swank hotels.

Luis Muñoz Marin spent...

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