Puerto Rico declares Spanish the only official language of the island.
Torricelli Bill, aka The Cuban Democracy Bill, tightens the U.S. embargo by prohibiting transactions between U.S. foreign subsidiaries and Cuba. UN condemns U.S. embargo of Cuba.
Voters in Puerto Rico reaffirm Commonwealth status by a slim margin. English and Spanish are designated as the island's official languages.
Cuba holds first popular election since the Revolution.
Cuba signs an agreement with the US according to which the US agrees to admit 20,000 Cubans a year in return for Cuba halting the exodus of refugees.
Voters approve California Proposition 187 which denies illegal immigrants benefits like public education, health care and other social services.
In a non-binding referendum, voters reject statehood once again, marking the third time in three decades that statehood has been rebuffed by Puerto Rican voters.
Victor Celorio invents and patents Instabook, a technology supporting e-book distribution.
Proposition 187 is overturned 4 years later by U.S. District Court Judge who rules it is unconstitutional.
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announces that June 7-14 is Puerto Rican Week in New York City.