Don Luis Muñoz Rivera was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician. Throughout his life, he made momentous changes to the country of Puerto Rico. According to history, in 1889 Rivera was a member of the political leadership party whose goal was to liberate the country of Puerto Rico from Spain’s rule. His relationship with the community was strong, according to The World of 1898 he founded the newspaper El Territorio which acted as “the voice of landowners hurt by a U.S.-imposed blockade.”
Don Luis Muñoz Rivera wrote a collection of poems during his life and career including his praised published works Campañas políticas,Tropicales, and Campañas políticas volume 3 which featured some of his most famous poems such as, Abismos.
Don Luis Muñoz Rivera was an advocate for the Puerto Rican community until he passed away in 1961, according to Britannica, “Spending the remainder of his life primarily in the United States, Muñoz Rivera continually advocated the cause of Puerto Rico’s autonomy. In 1910 he became Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner in Washington, D.C.”