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    The well-known Puerto Rican attorney, political analyst and historian Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua has died at the age of seventy-three. After his death on Friday, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño declared three days of mourning. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who has known Passalacqua for many years, talks about his life and legacy. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 08, 2010 | Story
  • Juanmgp
    The well-known Puerto Rican attorney, political analyst and historian Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua has died at the age of seventy-three. After his death on Friday, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño declared three days of mourning. Passalacqua was a regular guest on Democracy Now! We last spoke to him in 2009 after President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 06, 2010 | Story
  • President Obama has nominated federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, putting her in line to become the country’s first Hispanic justice. The fifty-four-year-old Sotomayor is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents who raised her in a public housing project in the Bronx. We host a roundtable with Marjorie Cohn of the National Lawyers Guild; attorney and SCOTUS Blog founder Tom Goldstein; Cesar Perales, general...
    May 27, 2009 | Story
  • In Puerto Rico, Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Ponce massacre. On March 21st, 1937, 19 people were killed and more than one hundred wounded when police opened fire on a demonstration calling for independence from the United States. The day is considered a defining event in Puerto Rico’s history of struggle against US domination. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 22, 2007 | Story
  • We continue our look at the FBI killing of Puerto Rican independence leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios. His killing has sparked an outpouring of anti-U.S. sentiment in Puerto Rico and fears that the Bush administration will launch a new crackdown on the Puerto Rican independence movement. We go to Puerto Rico to speak with a spokesperson for the Puerto Rican Socialist Front and an independent political analyst. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 29, 2005 | Story
  • For the past four decades Filiberto Ojeda Rios had been a leading figure in the fight for Puerto Rican independence and against U.S. colonial rule. He was wanted by the FBI for his role in a 1983 bank heist. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 26, 2005 | Story
  • The fight over Puerto Rico’s gubernatorial election more than a month ago has brought the issue of the island’s official relationship with the United States front and center once again. We go to Puerto Rico to speak with independent political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia-Passalacqua. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 09, 2004 | Story
  • This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish-American War and the US colonization of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Indeed, Puerto Rico is this country’s largest and longest-held colony. And now Congress appears ready to finally take up the question of Puerto Rico’s status once and for all.
    Feb 26, 1998 | Story