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September 1, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizam Escobar has spent 19 years in what he calls the "living death" of prison, locked away for his part in a clandestine Puerto Rican independence group the U.S. government once branded as terrorists. Now the opportunity for freedom presents itself, in the form of a single sheet of paper, an offer of clemency with conditions from President Clinton.
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December 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Clinton created a national task force Saturday to study whether Puerto Rico should become a state, an independent country or continue as a U.S. commonwealth. The President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status will "ensure official attention to and facilitate action on matters related to proposals for Puerto Rico's status and the process by which an option can be realized," Clinton said in his executive order.
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December 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Clinton created a national task force Saturday to study whether Puerto Rico should become a state, an independent country or continue as a U.S. commonwealth. The President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status will "ensure official attention to and facilitate action on matters related to proposals for Puerto Rico's status and the process by which an option can be realized," Clinton said in his executive order.
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September 7, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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March 18, 1991 | From United Press International
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.
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September 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 7, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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March 5, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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May 27, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
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.
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September 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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September 1, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizam Escobar has spent 19 years in what he calls the "living death" of prison, locked away for his part in a clandestine Puerto Rican independence group the U.S. government once branded as terrorists. Now the opportunity for freedom presents itself, in the form of a single sheet of paper, an offer of clemency with conditions from President Clinton.
NEWS
December 10, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The puzzle of Puerto Rico's status will be at issue again on Sunday, when an expected 1.5 million voters go to the polls to choose from a welter of ballot options that includes statehood, commonwealth and "none of the above." Recent surveys indicate that a plurality of more than 40% will support Gov. Pedro Rossello's push to make the island the 51st state. Puerto Rico is now a U.S. commonwealth, and its 3.8 million residents are American citizens. "If after 100 years the U.S. . . .
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 12, 1993 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 100 new members of Congress are taking office this year, but none has a constituency quite like Carlos Romero-Barcelo's. A total of 3.6 million people--a number larger than the populations of 26 states--are represented by Romero-Barcelo. Indeed, his district is so crowded, it would normally be handled by at least six members of Congress. The voters who sent Romero-Barcelo to Washington are U.S. citizens, yet they cannot vote for President and do not pay federal income tax.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
December 10, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The puzzle of Puerto Rico's status will be at issue again on Sunday, when an expected 1.5 million voters go to the polls to choose from a welter of ballot options that includes statehood, commonwealth and "none of the above." Recent surveys indicate that a plurality of more than 40% will support Gov. Pedro Rossello's push to make the island the 51st state. Puerto Rico is now a U.S. commonwealth, and its 3.8 million residents are American citizens. "If after 100 years the U.S. . . .
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January 12, 1993 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 100 new members of Congress are taking office this year, but none has a constituency quite like Carlos Romero-Barcelo's. A total of 3.6 million people--a number larger than the populations of 26 states--are represented by Romero-Barcelo. Indeed, his district is so crowded, it would normally be handled by at least six members of Congress. The voters who sent Romero-Barcelo to Washington are U.S. citizens, yet they cannot vote for President and do not pay federal income tax.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | From United Press International
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.
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