1990-1999 (Hispanic/Latino)
1991
Puerto Rico's Spanish Language Declaration

Puerto Rico declares Spanish the only official language of the island.

1992
Torricelli Bill

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.

1993
Puerto Rico as Commonwealth

Voters in Puerto Rico reaffirm Commonwealth status by a slim margin. English and Spanish are designated as the island's official languages.

1993
Cuba Elections

Cuba holds first popular election since the Revolution.

1994
Cuba/U.S. Immigration Agreement

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.

1995
California Prop 187 Approved

Voters approve California Proposition 187 which denies illegal immigrants benefits like public education, health care and other social services.

1996
Puerto Rico Rejects Statehood

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.

1997
Victor Celorio

Victor Celorio invents and patents Instabook, a technology supporting e-book distribution.

1997
Prop 187 Overturned

Proposition 187 is overturned 4 years later by U.S. District Court Judge who rules it is unconstitutional.

1998
New York Puerto Rican Week

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announces that June 7-14 is Puerto Rican Week in New York City.