Juan Cancel Ríos Politician
Juan J. Cancel Ríos (August 20, 1925 — August 26, 1992) was a Puerto Rican politician and senator. He served as the 7th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1976. Juan Cancel Ríos was born on August 20, 1925 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. His parents were Juan Cancel Matos and Salustiana Ríos. Cancel Ríos studied his elementary at Rafael Balseiro Maceira Elementary School in Barceloneta, graduating in 1940. He then went to José Severo Quiñonez High School in Manatí, graduating in 1944. He then went to study at the University of Puerto Rico, but after his first year, enrolled with the United States Army to serve during World War II. In 1947, he was honorably discharged by the Army and he returned to the University, graduating in 1953 with two degrees: Social Science and Law. After passing the bar exam, he became an attorney. Cancel showed interest in politics since his youth. From 1957 to 1960, he presided the Municipal Assembly of Barceloneta. In 1960, he was elected as a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives for the District of Manatí-Barceloneta. He served in that position from 1961 to 1964.
|Date of birth|
|August 20th, 1925|
|Date of death|
|August 26th, 1992 at age of 67|
Popular Democratic Party
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The Popular Democratic Party —Spanish: Partido Popular Democrático — is a political party that advocates for maintaining the current political status of Puerto Rico as that of an unincorporated territory of the United States with self-government. Founded in 1938 by dissidents from the Puerto Rican Liberal Party and the Unionist Party, its founders defined the party as center-left in the ideological spectrum. In recent years however, its leaders describe the party as being centrist. The party was originally led by Luis Muñoz Marín, the first Puerto Rican governor elected by the people of Puerto Rico, and considered by many as the father of modern Puerto Rico. The PPD is one of the two major parties in Puerto Rico with significant political strength and currently holds the seat of the governor. It also has a simple majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives; effectively controlling both the executive and legislative branch without political opposition. The party also holds more than half of the seats of mayors in the municipalities of Puerto Rico.