By Daniel A. Vázquez Díaz
My Experience in Vieques
Picture Gallery # 1Note to the reader: All these pictures were taken on December 29 and 30 of 1999. The civil disobedience camps were all dismantled by the Navy during the May 4, 2000 arrests. However, the civil disobedience campaign continues. Puerto Ricans and foreigners alike constantly enter the restricted área. In the end justice will prevail. ¡Paz para Vieques! (Peace for Vieques!)
The people in this picture are waiting for the fishermen to take all of them to the different civil disobedience camps such as "La escuelita," and "Monte David." This is one of the streets in Isabel Segunda, the part of Vieques that is inhabited. The little island to the left is called Cayo Yayí. It is one of the better known camps. To the right is the mainland of Vieques. Most of the camps are within very short distances. A road built by the Navy. If one looked closely it was evident that this landscape was not what originally there was in this area. This bomb, in the middle of the road is about one foot (30 cm) long. Many of the other things you can see in the floor are bomb fragments and pieces of metal. A bombed airplane used for target practices. Pieces of a truck that are used for target practices.