Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Fiery Red Celebration

It's hard not to notice how political most Puerto Ricans are on the island. What occurred outside the Federal court building this past Friday clearly demonstrates how loyal most boricuas are to their respective political parties. In case you didn't know, last Friday, former Puerto Rican governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá was found not guilty of all nine charges of electoral fraud, conspiracy, amongst others. His former assistant was also acquitted of all charges. What ensued was a huge celebration outside the courthouse. Puerto Rican flags were being waved, candles were lit, people were praying, crying and screaming with joy. It was absolutely unbelievable, I have never seen anything like it. What I saw reminded me of a huge football rally.

I was home watching this on TV and couldn't believe my eyes. Since the former governor is from the Partido Popular Democrático, all his supporters were wearing red, the party's color. All the local television stations were covering this most of the evening. Those who were present to cheer and congratulate the former governor were definitely die-hard fans and supporters. Friday night was without a doubt a huge night for the red party.

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1 comment:

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