Plea to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoners - President Clinton Asked to Grant Clemency to 15 Puerto Rican Political Prisoners

January 08, 1997

Convict Elizam Escobar, as well as Josefina Rodriguez, the mother of female inmates Alicia and Ida Luz Rodriguez, and Congress member Nydia M. Velázquez, Representing New York’s 12th District, discuss 15 Puerto Rican political prisoners. The convicts were  alleged to be supporters of the Armed National Liberation Front (FALN) and the Puerto Rican People’s Army (EPB), also known as the "Macheteros," which carried out a series of bombings and other armed attacks on US government offices and military installations in the 1970s and early 1980s, including the spectacular $7 Million Wells Fargo Bank heist of 1982.

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