Phototransfer text and images from Life Magazine Vol.14 No.10. Published on March 8th, 1943.
"Senate Investigative Committee finds it an unsolvable problem. The picture above and those following are a shocking disgrace to the U.S. They portray conditions in our island possession of Puerto Rico. While millions of young men are fighting to clean up the Axis and to create a better post war world, the cespool of Puerto Rico has been festering in our backyard for over 40 years."