Vieques, the Navy, and Puerto Rican Politics (New Directions in Puerto Rican Studies) by Amilcar Antonio Barreto

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Subjects:

  • Central government policies,
  • Colonization & independence,
  • International relations,
  • Naval forces & warfare,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • History: World,
  • History,
  • Vieques Island (P.R.),
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Puerto Ricans,
  • USA,
  • Military - Naval,
  • Caribbean & West Indies - General,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • General,
  • United States,
  • 1952-,
  • History, Military,
  • Politics and government

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8021751M
ISBN 100813024722
ISBN 109780813024721

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Navy on the inhabited Puerto Rican island municipality of Vieques. Vieques is a fifty-two square mile island situated six miles off the south‐. Residents of Vieques, a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico, live wedged between an ammunition depot and live bombing range for the U.S.

Navy. Since the s when the navy expropriated over two-thirds of the island, residents have struggled to make a life amid the thundering of bombs and rumbling of weaponry fire.

Like the armys base in Okinawa, Japan, the facility has drawn. While anti-Navy protesters are careful not to mix the island's political status options with their battle against the Navy, it is important to understand the role Washington has played in shaping Puerto Rico's current reality and how it has allowed the Navy to use Vieques as a bombing range for 60 s: 3.

Residents of Vieques, a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico, live wedged between an ammunition depot and live bombing range for the U.S. Navy. Since the s when the navy expropriated over two-thirds of the island, residents have struggled to make a life amid the thundering of bombs and rumbling of weaponry by:   The Navy phased out of Vieques at the turn of the millennium, pushed by decades of intense local activism and international outcry after David Sanes Rodríguez, a Puerto Rican.

While anti-Navy protesters are careful not to mix the island's political status options with their battle against the Navy, it is important to understand the role Washington has played in shaping Puerto Rico's current reality and how it has allowed the Navy to use Vieques as a bombing range for 60 : $ Product Information "This book highlights a political struggle engaged in by Puerto Ricans which raises attention regarding the inconsistencies between the United States as a democratic society and its treatment of a nation that continues to be colonized."--James Jennings, Tufts University In this analysis of the dispute over the Navy U.S.

Navy's bombing range in Vieques, Puerto Rico, Amilcar. --Amilcar Antonio Barreto, author of Vieques, the Navy, and Puerto Rican Politics Residents of Vieques, a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico, live wedged between an ammunition depot and live bombing range for the U.S.

Navy. Amilcar Antonio Barreto. Vieques, the Navy, and Puerto Rican Politics. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, Carlos R. Alicea, Vieques (Puerto Rico) contra la marina de guerra de EEUU: lucha anticolonialista y lucha ambiental, Ecologia Polit SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - David Sanes, a resident of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, was killed April 19 when two U.S.

Navy warplanes on a training mission for the U.S. bombing campaign against Yugoslavia dropped pound bombs on a lookout post there. Four other Vieques residents, three civilians and one sailor, were injured.

The little island of Vieques, a few miles off the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, was made famous in the American media after an errant Navy bomb killed a civilian guard, David Sanes Rodriguez, in But there was a far, far longer history of resistance to the American military occupation that began in the early s and finally succeeded, in 5/5.

The campaign to remove the U.S. navy from Vieques was inspired and influenced by a similar campaign in Culebra, Puerto Rico (see "Puerto Ricans expel United States Navy from Culebra Island, "), as well as an unsuccessful campaign that took place two decades earlier in Vieques (see "Puerto Ricans protest United States Navy presence on Vieques Island, ").

The Vieques, Puerto Rico, Naval Training Range was a United States naval facility located on the island of Vieques, about 5 miles east of mainland Puerto ng in Novemberthe navy used the range for military exercises.

Military operations ended inwith the Navy. Vieques (/ v i ˈ eɪ k ə s /; Spanish pronunciation:), in full Isla de Vieques, is an island–municipality of Puerto Rico, in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin s is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and retains strong influences from years of Spanish presence in the island.

Vieques Island, Puerto RicoThe shoes of the fisherman, in Carlos Ventura's case, bear an historic obligation. Carlos's father, Severo, wore them for years during protests against the U.S. Navy, which in took over two-thirds of the island of Vieques, located just off the east coast of Puerto Rico.

Before Severo Ventura died, he passed on the shoes and the responsibility. The Navy phased out of Vieques at the turn of the millennium, pushed by decades of intense local activism and international outcry after David Sanes Rodríguez, a Puerto Rican security guard, was killed in a bombing run — one of thousands conducted by the military over more than 60 years.

During that period, the Navy staged training exercises. A few years ago, motivated largely by growing health concerns in Vieques, the Puerto Rican government asked the Navy to investigate one particularly littered area of ocean. Feminism and Difference: Women Activism in Vieques in the Post-Navy Period / Luis Galanes Valldejuli and Otomie Vale Nieves.

Book Reviews Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity: Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York, by Rose Muzio (Saulo Colón). Politics. Puerto Rico’s Invisible Health Crisis For over 60 years, the U.S.

Navy used the small island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, as a bombing range and site for military-training exercises. Surrounded by Puerto Rican government officials and 20 local schoolchildren, Governor Calderón said the Navy's exit ''marks the beginning of a new era of peace and tranquility'' for Viéques.

Although unsuccessful, the Vieques campaign (and the lessons learned from it about the dangers of violence) inspired a campaign at the turn of the 21st century that successfully led to the withdrawal of the U.S. Navy (see "Puerto Ricans force United States Navy out of Vieques Island, ").

Vieques (pronounced bee-AY-kase) is a mile string bean of an island off Puerto Rico, two-thirds of which is used by the United States Navy for weapons storage and live-bomb training. "No doubt you'll be going to Bikini next," one friend suggested, referring to the Pacific atoll used for hydrogen bomb tests in the 's.

The island of Vieques -- referred to as la Isla Nena in Puerto Rico--recently celebrated its year anniversary of a struggle that became an international cause célèbre and ended 60 years of U.S.

Navy test bombing there. Yet the legacy of Navy devastation is sobering, and Viequenses remain dispossessed of their lands. Using documentary and interview sources, the authors masterfully weave together the political, economic, military, and personal historical dimensions that have entwined the US and Puerto Rico in the small island of Vieques through the naval base established there at the beginning of WW II, only recently closed down after protracted protests in.

Witnesses testified about resuming live firing exercises on a U.S. Navy firing range on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. A presidential panel recommended that the military resume the. Success in removing the U.S. Navy from Culebra inspired greater efforts to remove the U.S.

marine base from Vieques, another Puerto Rican island (see "Puerto Ricans protest United States Navy presence on Vieques Island, " and "Puerto Ricans force United States Navy out of Vieques.

In Puerto Rico, the beloved social leader Carlos “Taso” Zenón died at the age of 84 last Friday, the longtime activist, who, among many other actions, fought against the U.S. Navy’s. In his book Vieques, the Navy and Puerto Rican Politics, Amilcar Antonio Barreto describes how, in order to make this dream of a Caribbean naval base into a reality, the U.S.

military “amassed large land holdings in Puerto Rico, dispossessing thousands of landless peasants in Vieques. Rubén Ángel Berríos Martínez (born J ) is a Puerto Rican politician, international law attorney, writer, and current president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP).

A former three-time Senator, Berríos is a perennial PIP candidate for Governor of Puerto led the Navy-Culebra protests that succeeded in the United States Navy abandoning the use of the Puerto Rican.

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Vieques' Growth Threatens Bioluminescent Bay It has been five years since the U.S. Navy left the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Now the area is. Opposition to naval target practice on Vieques has come from across the Puerto Rican political spectrum, including supporters and opponents of.

The sound of gunfire and the roar of jets on practice bombing runs returned to the island of Vieques yesterday as the Navy resumed training exercises over the objections of the Puerto Rican.

Filed at p.m. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the Rev. Al Sharpton to 90 days in jail for trespassing on U.S.

Navy. Vieques, Off Puerto Rico, Objects to Dwindling Economic Role and Target Practice Use For 37 years, the people of Vieques were to have the Navy occ acres, about four‐fifths of.

A former Republican Defense Department official has written that “The Navy Doesn’t Need Vieques,” pointing out that the Navy claims its “privilege to shell Puerto Rican beaches by right of conquest ( and all that) – a right it has not claimed on, say, Martha’s Vineyard, which would otherwise be an excellent substitute for.

Origins: Vieques is an island located eight miles off Puerto Rico’s east coast. Sincethe U.S. Navy has used a acre practice range .Jesús Dávila, 2 books Lisa Mullenneaux, 2 books United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services., 2 books Rafael Landrón, 2 books Elizabeth Coles Langhorne, 2 books Elena Margarita Colón Parrilla, 1 book Alejandro Torres Rivera, 1 book Ana M.

Fabián, 1 book Manuel Silva Casanova, 1 book Luis Barrios, 1 book United States. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy physically abused and humiliated protesters trying to stop bombing practice on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, according to a .

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