Constitutional Government for Puerto Rico

On June 8, 1950, the US Senate approved the Public Law 81-600, allowing Puerto Rico to establish its own constitutional government.   Antonio Fernós-Isern served as president of the Constitutional Convention, which formulated the status of Commonwealth or Estado Libre Asociado.  A referendum was later held in Puerto Rico, with 76.5% of voters approving of the law.

El 8 de junio de 1950, el Senado de EE.UU. aprobó la Ley Pública 81-600, permitiendo Puerto Rico para establecer su propio gobierno constitucional. Antonio Fernós Isern se desempeñó como presidente de la Convención Constituyente que formuló la condición de Estado Libre Asociado o Estado Libre Asociado. El referéndum se celebró más tarde en Puerto Rico, con un 76,5% de los votantes aprueba la ley.

Sônia Maria Campos Braga, Actress

Happy Birthday to Sônia Maria Campos Braga, born on June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Brazil.  Her father was Afro-Portuguese and her mother was Euro-Native American; the result is a stunning mix of exotic beauty and talent.  Her father died when she was 8, and Braga worked as a typist at age 14 to support her impoverished family.  In 1977, Braga dazzled international film audiences with her performance in “Doña Flor e Seus Dois Maridos” (“Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands”).  In 1985, she starred in her first English-language project, the acclaimed “Kiss of the Spider Woman”.  She played a Mexican American mother in the breakout Latino film, “American Family”.  In 1997, Braga co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries.

Constitutional Government for Puerto Rico

On June 8, 1950, the US Senate approved the Public Law 81-600, allowing Puerto Rico to establish its own constitutional government.   Antonio Fernós-Isern served as president of the Constitutional Convention, which formulated the status of Commonwealth or Estado Libre Asociado.  A referendum was later held in Puerto Rico, with 76.5% of voters approving of the law.

El 8 de junio de 1950, el Senado de EE.UU. aprobó la Ley Pública 81-600, permitiendo Puerto Rico para establecer su propio gobierno constitucional. Antonio Fernós Isern se desempeñó como presidente de la Convención Constituyente que formuló la condición de Estado Libre Asociado o Estado Libre Asociado. El referéndum se celebró más tarde en Puerto Rico, con un 76,5% de los votantes aprueba la ley.