Don Carmello Matas

[Carmello Matas] This is a Taino Elder from the Taino General Council in Boriken (Puerto Rico). It was he who bravely fought the US Navy on Vieques Island for the sake of land reform, and thanks to the support of the Island community, he prevailed. He is best known as the Elder who controls bees, for he called the bees and sent them to attack the invading US Navy forces on Vieques.

Today he lives on top of the hill at Monte Carmello, his Vieques mountain fortress.


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