The Nationalist Party is targeted by the FBI
"On March 29, 1948, J. Edgar Hoover placed the Nationalist Party on the FBI list of organizations working to “subvert” the US government. This entitled him to more funds, more electronic surveillance equipment, and more agents in Puerto Rico."
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
District of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 15, 1936
Via air mail.
Honorable John Edgar Hoover, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice
Dear Mr. Hoover:
For approximately ten years there has been in existence in Puerto Rico a political group known as the Nationalist Party which aims to secure the separation of the Island from the United States in order that it may become a republic. During approximately the last seven years the leader of that Party has been one Pedro Albizu Campos, who is virtually dictator of all its policies and activities.
In recent years Albizu and other members of his Party have caused to be published in the local press numerous articles insulting the United States and its institutions, and endeavoring to incite Puerto Ricans against the United States.
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