Juan Bobo History Lesson: Vieques

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:


From World War II onward, for over 60 years, the U.S. Navy used the Puerto Rican island of Vieques for target practice. They exploded live ammunition, millions of pounds of ordnance, all over the island. 

They left Vieques more pockmarked than the moon.

Puerto Rico ViequesU.S. Navy training exercise in Vieques

Finally in 2003, due to world opinion and massive demonstrations, the U.S. withdrew from Vieques.

For a little more Vieques history, and some military footage, see:

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

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  3. Karol Rosenberg says:

    There’s more than meets the eye to this blog. It works on many levels. Great work, keep it up.

  4. H. Zinn says:

    It’s amazing how the makers of this newsreel were so culturally blinded, that they did not realize that they were DOCUMENTING the abuse, bombardment and destruction of an island — where they did not belong in the first place.

    Technology and fashion and political correctness may change, but human nature does not. I’m sure that today they’re doing something similar, or comparable, somewhere else. We just don ‘t know about it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    definitely sharing this with my friend you vacations there, looks delightful . Pam

  6. Genoveva Pabón says:

    Esta es la pura verdad. Que mal hicieron en Vieques!

    I truly love this blog.

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