A poem about the life and death of Filiberto Ojeda Rios
production by Grim Lok
in collaboration with National Boricua Human Rights Network
Filiberto Ojeda Rios was known as the Commandante of El Ejercito Popular Boricua - Los Macheteros. He spent much of his political life living clandestinely struggling for the independence of Puerto Rico. On September 23, 2005, Ojeda Rios was surrounded at his home in the outskirts of the town of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, by members of the FBI's San Juan field office and assassinated. A coroner's autopsy later concluded that Ojeda bled to death over the course of several hours. To date, no one has been indicted or prosecuted for his murder. He remains a symbol of Puerto Rican resistance.