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ID:

74

Date:

2005-07-23

Headline:

Navy tried to tilt Vieques vote

Reporter's name:

John S. Lumpkin

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Summary:

The U.S. Navy apparently tried to influence the vote in a planned referendum on whether part of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques would continue to be used as a bombing range. Documents obtained through a FOIA request by Judicial Watch and shared with The Associated Press revealed the Navy paid a PR firm $1.6 million in 2001 to influence the vote.

Keywords:

Vieques; Navy; Puerto Rico; Judicial Watch


Agencies:

DOD

States:

PR

Categories:

military


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