Ángel Rivero Méndez
Journalist, Military Person
1856 – 1930
Who was Ángel Rivero Méndez?
Captain Ángel Rivero Méndez was a Puerto Rican soldier, writer, journalist and a businessman who is credited with inventing the "Kola Champagne" soft drink. As a soldier in the Spanish Army, Rivero fired the first shot against the United States in Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War.
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