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martes, 30 de octubre de 2012

State terrorism turns Isabelita into Puerto Rican Nationalist

Isabel Rosado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(Click the above link to read Isabelita’s biography)

On October 27, 2012, we celebrated in Fajardo Puerto Rico the 222nd birthday of Simon Bolivar’s favorite general who helped him free, all but two, Spanish colonies in America.  His name is General Antonio Valero de Bernabé.  The celebration was held at his equestrian statue, which is the only equestrian statue in Puerto Rico.

General Valero wanted very much to free also Cuba and Puerto Rico, but the interest of the United States and three other powers in acquiring these islands for themselves prevented Bolivar’s forces from completely liberating America from Spanish colonialism.

Isabelita Rosado was the special guest at the activity, because she was the one responsible for getting Valero’s statue erected in his hometown of Fajardo.

In November 2012, Isabelita will be 105 years old.  She became a member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party after hearing on the radio about the Ponce Massacre of 1937.

Isabelita was with Pedro Albizu Campos when he was arrested in March 1954 at the party’s headquarters in Old San Juan.  This arrest came 5 days after the March 1st 1954 attack on Congress by 4 Puerto Rican Nationalists.  This attack was in protest to the then recently created (1952) and still the present political status of Puerto Rico (The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico).  The intent was to call the world’s attention to the fact that Puerto Rico still remains a colony of the United States under this new name.  This is why the United Nations still celebrates every year in June a hearing about Puerto Rico decolonization.  The only one of the four who is still alive is Rafael Cancel Miranda.  He is the one next to Isabelita in the picture.  He was the second special guest!

I hope to see you at the United Nation’s protest on June 17, 2013, because those who accept colonialism don’t believe in justice for all!

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