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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-05 06:57 AM
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Puerto Rican Rebel Dies in FBI Shootout
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Puerto Rican Rebel Dies in FBI Shootout

Saturday September 24, 2005 12:31 PM

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Associated Press Writer

HORMIGUEROS, Puerto Rico (AP) - A Puerto Rican nationalist leader
wanted in the 1983 robbery of a Connecticut armored truck depot to
finance his political movement was killed in a shootout with FBI
agents, sources said.

Police said gunfire erupted Friday as agents surrounded the farmhouse
where Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 72, was hiding in the western town of
Hormigueros and at least one agent was wounded.

A law enforcement agent who spoke on condition of anonymity and Hector
Pesquera, president of the Hostiano independence movement, told The
Associated Press Ojeda Rios was killed. But there was no official

Main Puerto Rican radio and TV stations carried reports that Ojeda
Rios, who had been in hiding for 15 years, was either captured or

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