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Resource ID: #13539
Subject: Politics
Source: El Vocero (Old San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Date: 1996-08-14



El Vocero investigates the first Puerto Rican-born woman elected to Congress, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, and finds that her inspirational climb to success is nothing more than a hoax. While Velazquez claims to have fought to overcome her humble background, El Vocero reveals that former Puerto Rico Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon plotted Velazquez's foray into national electoral politics three years before she launched her campaign mounted atop the taxpayer-funded voter registration program called "Atrevente," or "Dare to Vote." (August 6-14, 1996)

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