“La Crucifixión de Don Pedro” painted

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    • The first political Puerto Rican mural in Chicago, “La Crucifixión de Don Pedro,” is painted by the Puerto Rican Arts Association on North and Artesian Avenues in Humboldt Park. In the summer of 2003, the mural’s existence is threatened due to the construction of a condominium in the vacant lot in front of it. Through recent community protest and the support of 26th Ward Alderman Billy Ocasio, the vacant lot is slated to be transformed into a public park and the mural is scheduled for restoration.