Monday, April 19, 1999.

listed in Places the United States has Bombed


This is part of the bomb sites series by elin o'Hara slavick. Also available in book form: Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography.

Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, (alongside the southeast shore, accessible only by special permission from U.S. Navy). On April 19, 1999 an errant 500-lb. U.S. bomb kills David Sares Rodriguez, a 35-year-old security guard. 267 depleted uranium-tipped bombs have been illegally fired. The U.S. has been dropping bombs on the island of Vieques for 5 decades.

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