On October 7th, 1985, the Mameyes community became known to Puerto Rico and the world. A massive landslide destroyed a large portion of it and buried alive a large number of its residents. As a remembrance the government built a monument but it has been abandoned, vandalized and profaned despite the fact that the whole area is the final resting place of those whose bodies couldn't be recovered. What was Mameyes? How did the residents live? How did this tragedy happen? Why did it happen? These questions and others will be answered and we will remember the people who lived in Mameyes. This book seeks to bring attention towards a community that was an important part of life in the city of Ponce, so future generations know about Mameyes and that it is not forgotten.
Author: Juan Jos? Nolla-Acosta, Elizabeth Sil?n-Afanador Publisher: Lulu.com Published: 02/11/2019 Pages: 80 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.35lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.21d ISBN: 9780359394302