March 18, 1991 |
A group of unidentified individuals broke into a U.S. Air Force Base on Sunday and set a National Guard A-7 combat jet on fire, causing $100,000 damage to the aircraft, officials said. The fire caused no injuries at the base next to the capital's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident, and police said authorities were continuing their investigation.
September 2, 1999 |
A House committee subpoenaed all administration records Wednesday related to President Clinton's decision to offer clemency to 16 Puerto Rican militants. Subpoenas issued by Rep. Dan Burton's Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, which were obtained by the Associated Press, seek records from the White House, the Justice Department and the Bureau of Prisons. Sen. Orrin G.
September 7, 1999 |
Sixteen Puerto Ricans jailed on sedition and weapons convictions will hold a conference call Wednesday to decide whether to accept President Clinton's offer of clemency, supporters in San Juan said. The Puerto Rican Pro Human Rights Committee, which has led efforts to free the activists, said the prisoners would probably announce their decision before the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday.
March 5, 1998 |
One hundred years after Puerto Rico was seized by the United States, the House, by the narrowest of margins, voted Wednesday night to allow the Caribbean island to choose to become the 51st state, remain a commonwealth or split off as an independent nation.
September 8, 1991 |
Puerto Rico's Legislature in San Juan rejected a proposal to set the stage for a vote on the island's political status. Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon's ruling Popular Democratic Party met in emergency session after the vote and said it planned to propose another measure similar in content, but which does not involve a constitutional amendment such as that of the defeated proposal.
May 27, 1990 |
The captain of the 50-passenger boat pulled alongside the pier to deliver a gallon and a half of fresh milk to the 13-year-old boy. The boy, Joel Acueda, can be found dockside every afternoon waiting for one of the boat captains to bring his family milk from the farmer with 10 cows who lives across the lake. No, the captain isn't a milkman. But milk delivery is part of his job as skipper of one of the five launches on Lago Dos Bocas--the Two Mouth Lake.