Armed Forces of Popular Resistance (EPB) (Los Macheteros)

In 1967 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos founded the first of Puerto Rico's new militant political groups, the Armed Revolutionary Independence Movement (Movimiento Independentista Revolucionario Armado). MIRA was disbanded by police in the early 1970s and Ríos was arrested. He subsequently skipped bail and moved to New York, where he cofounded the Armed Forces of National Liberation (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional) (FALN) with former MIRA members as a membership base. In 1976, Ojeda Ríos founded the Boricua Popular Army (Ejército Popular Boricua), also known as Los Macheteros (The Machete Wielders), named after the sugar cane harvesters, who use machetes to cut the canes. Los Macheteros have been alleged to be either directly or indirectly responsible for numerous acts of terrorism and bombings in Puerto Rico and the mainland United States. VideoVideo: 1990 This television interview was conducted while Filiberto was living clandestinely. From the information that we have…

Armed Forces of Popular Resistance (EPB) (Los Macheteros), also known as EPB Movimiento Popular Revolucionario, Machete Wielders, Popular Army of Boricua, Los Macheteros, Boricua Popular Army, Ejército Popular Boricua is an active group formed c. 1976.
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