"Viva Puerto Rico Libre!": Puerto Rican Nationalist Lolita Lebron Dies at Age 90
By Janel Martinez | 08/02/2010 - 16:00

Lolita Lebron, the Puerto Rican independence activist best known for her role in an attack on the U.S. Capitol, died of complications from respiratory disease in a hospital in San Juan this Sunday. She was 90.

“Lolita was the mother of the independence movement," Maria Lourdes Santiago, a member of the U.S. commonwealth’s Senate from the Puerto Rican Independence Party told the Associated Press. "This is an insurmountable loss."

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