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December 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Advocates of statehood claimed a victory as proposed "democratic rights" were rejected by the voters in Puerto Rico. The referendum lost despite heavy campaigning by pro-commonwealth and pro-independence forces. The bill asserted the island's right to freedom from U.S. subordination and to its cultural distinctness but effectively opposed statehood. It appealed to those in favor of Puerto Rico remaining a U.S. commonwealth or those who eventually want independence.
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December 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Advocates of statehood claimed a victory as proposed "democratic rights" were rejected by the voters in Puerto Rico. The referendum lost despite heavy campaigning by pro-commonwealth and pro-independence forces. The bill asserted the island's right to freedom from U.S. subordination and to its cultural distinctness but effectively opposed statehood. It appealed to those in favor of Puerto Rico remaining a U.S. commonwealth or those who eventually want independence.
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September 12, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vilified in the United States as unrepentant terrorists, but revered by many in this Caribbean island as patriots, a group of Puerto Rican nationalists freed from prison by President Clinton was welcomed here Saturday as heroes. Local officials lionized them as saviors of Puerto Rican honor. Airport security guards posed for pictures with four of the activists, who just hours earlier had been locked up in federal penitentiaries. Children presented them with kisses and bouquets of flowers.
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