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Film on Puerto Rican nationalist to be shown in Hartford

August 25, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Public Library is showing a documentary film this week about the life of the Puerto Rican nationalist who founded the group that carried out a record-setting heist of a Connecticut armored car depot in 1983.

The film “Filiberto” by Puerto Rican filmmaker Freddy Marrero Alfonso tells the story of Filiberto Ojeda Rios, the founder of the militant group the “Macheteros.”

The Hartford Courant reports Marrero will be on present to discuss the film at its screening Wednesday evening at the library.

The 1983 heist in West Hartford was the largest cash robbery in U.S. history at the time.

Ojeda Rios was killed in a 2005 shootout with the FBI at a remote farmhouse in Puerto Rico.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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