Rubén Berríos

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Date of birth

June 21, 1939

Place of birth

Aibonito, Puerto Rico


Law Professor at the University of Puerto Rico's Law School
President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP).


Post Doctoral work in Stockholm, Sweden; Doctorate in International Rights from Oxford University; LL.B. from Yale Law School ; B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and High School Diploma from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

International Honors

Honorary President of the Socialist International (SI), the largest organization of political parties around the world.

Dubbed by Ricardo Alarcón as the last "Great Political Figure" ("Prócer") in Puerto Rico and Latin America's history, placing him on a short list, among others with, Simón Bolívar, Ramón Emeterio Betances, Pedro Albizu Campos, Gilberto Concepción de Gracia and Lolita Lebrón.

Political history

Recurring PIP candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico.
Former Senator of Puerto Rico.


Led the Navy-Culebra protests.
Leader for the Cause of Vieques.
Arrested and imprisoned for civil disobedience.

Rubén Ángel Berríos Martínez (born June 21, 1939) is a lawyer, a Puerto Rican politician, and the current president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). A former Senator, Berríos is a recurring PIP candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico for three decades, although not consecutively for each elective term.

He led the Navy-Culebra protests, is a leader for the Cause of Vieques and was arrested and imprisoned for civil disobedience.


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