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Puerto Rico

13 January 1999


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico will recruit thousands of new police officers and set up gun control bureaus to stem the flow of automatic weapons in the U.S. commonwealth after the bloodiest Christmas season murder spree in recent memory. Police chief Pedro Toledo announced stricter gun control measures this week in response to a record 80 killings in December and a violent start to the New Year with 20 murders in less than two weeks — including nine last... (

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