One of the things many of our readers may not be aware of is that one of the most active battlefields in the fight against castro communism has been Puerto Rico. castro has long funded the Puerto Rican independence movement as it’s been a personal obsession for him. Since there’s a sizeable exile community in Puerto Rico the situation is often tense between the castroites and the anti-castro exiles. There’s been violence, dirty tricks, etc.
20 years ago in Puerto Rico there were hearings under something called “la Comisión de Derechos Civiles de Puerto Rico” (The Puerto Rican Commission for Civil Rights). These hearings were controlled by the PSP (Socialist Party of Puerto Rico) and were essentially a witch hunt against their political enemies.
One of the many people subpoenaed to appear was Antonio de la Cova. Yes Dr. de la Cova before he earned his Ph. D. He was working as a journalist for a magazine called Crónica Gráfica. de la Cova spent six years in Puerto Rico exposing the castroites and many of their plots, generally giving them hell. As a result they tried to make de la Cova’s life miserable. They didn’t succeed. Quite the contrary, as the video below proves.
The video is a clip from a Puerto Rican news broadcast in which de la Cova takes on the president of the commission, Enrique “el chino” Gonzalez who de la Cova describes as a known defender of communists accused of terrorist acts.
For those who don’t espic espanish de la Cova is the guy who is showing some papers to those gathered. He is saying that Gonzalez doesn’t have the moral authority to preside over the commission since he has been accused by a woman named Dinorah Diaz (allegedly DIaz’ young mistress at one time) in an affidavit of setting her car on fire. Gonzalez loses his mind and has to be physically restrained as he challenges de la Cova to settle the matter “man to man” outside the hearing room.
Of the video, de la Cova says:
The balding guy behind me, with white shirt and mustache, is Castro agent Ricardo Fraga, co-owner of Viajes Varadero with Raul “El Bizco” Alzaga. The audience included Macheteros and other Puerto Rican terrorists, there to intimidate me. There were an equal number of militant Cuban exiles in the audience…
Gonzalez ended the hearings that day and rushed to Dallas to get cardiac treatment.