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Lares, Puerto Rico

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Lares is a small mountain town in Puerto Rico's central-western area. A city adorned with Spanish-era style churches and small downtown area stores, Lares is a breezy area that is about three hours from San Juan by car.

Lares has one major claim to fame: The 1868 uprising that happened there, brought on by pro-independence rebels who wanted Puerto Rico to gain its freedom from Spain. The movement, known thereafter as El Grito de Lares (The Cry of Lares), was soon extinguished.

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