Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Puerto Rica


"Longtime Puerto Rican nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios has been killed by the FBI. The shooting occurred Friday after FBI agents surrounded a house where he was staying. According to an autopsy, Rios bleed to death after being hit with a single bullet. Officials didn’t enter his home until Saturday, many hours after he was shot.

"The FBI claimed the 72-year-old Ojeda Rios fired first but independence activists accused the FBI of assassinating him.

"For the past four decades Ojeda Rios had been a leading figure in the fight for Puerto Rican independence and against U.S. colonial rule."


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