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January 3, 1993 | Associated Press
Pedro Rossello was sworn in Saturday as governor of the biggest overseas U.S. territory, pledging to fight for a new star on the United States flag: Puerto Rico's. "From now on, we'll go search for a star . . . a star we deserve, a star that is rightfully ours . . . earned with blood and justice," he said, referring to efforts for statehood for Puerto Rico. "It can be done," the governor told about 10,000 people gathered in front of San Juan's seaside Capitol.
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December 10, 1997 | ELEANOR RANDOLPH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, the newspaper and the politician were reasonably friendly. The newspaper dutifully described the politician's game plan, outlined all his innovations. The government paid millions of dollars for legal ads in the paper. Then, one day, the newspaper started writing articles that the politician did not like. The government pulled out the ads, saying they were too expensive. It made trouble for a business run by the newspaper's owners, saying they did not have proper licenses and permits.
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December 10, 1997 | ELEANOR RANDOLPH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, the newspaper and the politician were reasonably friendly. The newspaper dutifully described the politician's game plan, outlined all his innovations. The government paid millions of dollars for legal ads in the paper. Then, one day, the newspaper started writing articles that the politician did not like. The government pulled out the ads, saying they were too expensive. It made trouble for a business run by the newspaper's owners, saying they did not have proper licenses and permits.
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January 3, 1993 | Associated Press
Pedro Rossello was sworn in Saturday as governor of the biggest overseas U.S. territory, pledging to fight for a new star on the United States flag: Puerto Rico's. "From now on, we'll go search for a star . . . a star we deserve, a star that is rightfully ours . . . earned with blood and justice," he said, referring to efforts for statehood for Puerto Rico. "It can be done," the governor told about 10,000 people gathered in front of San Juan's seaside Capitol.
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August 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Rossello said in San Juan that he lauded President Clinton's offer to grant clemency to 16 members of an independence group involved in bombing attacks. But the prisoners' fellow activists were angered by conditions imposed by Clinton.
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March 20, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 800 National Guard troops and police swarmed into Puerto Rico's largest housing project, searching for illegal drugs and weapons and arresting residents. The San Juan raid was the latest in a series of National Guard takeovers of public housing projects in an effort to stem crime and reduce the murder rate--the highest in the U.S. Gov.
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July 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Puerto Rico marked the Fourth of July with protests and a plea by the governor for statehood for the U.S. commonwealth. Gov. Pedro Rossello said it is time for the United States to make Puerto Rico a full partner. In three weeks, the island will mark the 100th anniversary of the landing of U.S. troops on its soil. Tensions were higher than usual as employees of the Puerto Rico Telephone Co.
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October 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Thousands of Puerto Rican doctors shut their clinic doors Tuesday in an island-wide strike to pressure the government to raise fees in its managed health care system. Adalberto Mendoza, president of the Puerto Rican School of Medical Surgeons, said up to 95% of the island's 8,000 doctors were participating in the strike. Beginning late Tuesday, only public emergency rooms remained open, Mendoza said.
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April 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
Dozens of protesters plan to march through a small U.S. Navy base on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques today to urge an end to training missions on the bombing range there. More than 60 people have set up a temporary camp on a remote beach behind the base within the Navy's restricted area, said Nilda Medina, a spokeswoman for the protesters. Some activists were arrested in the same area during a 1979 anti-Navy protest.
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July 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gov. Pedro Rossello on Sunday authorized a popular vote that he hopes will result in statehood for Puerto Rico, which came under U.S. control nearly 100 years ago. The Nov. 14 vote gives Puerto Ricans the chance to say whether they want to become the 51st state of the Union, remain a U.S. commonwealth or establish an independent country. The vote is non-binding.
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January 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
English will soon take its place beside Spanish as an official language of this U.S. territory. The Legislature, dominated by pro-statehood lawmakers, late Monday passed a bill making English and Spanish official languages. The bill passed, 18 to 8, in the Senate and 37 to 13 in the House. Pro-statehood Gov. Pedro Rossello is expected to sign the bill this week and it will take effect immediately. The plan revokes a 1991 law that made Spanish the island's only official language.
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