Remembering the Birthday of Juan Cortina, The ‘Robin Hood of the Rio Grande’

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Almost two hundred years ago on May 16 a man who defeated the Texas Rangers twice, had a war named after him and is considered one of the first people to advocate for the rights of Mexicans and Mexican Americans on the Texas-Mexico border was born.

Juan Nepomuceno Cortina is seen, depending on who you ask, as a hero or a border bandit….Read Full Article Here.

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