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martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

Puerto Ricans leaving from battered economy


Click on the above link to read an article about the large number of Puerto Ricans leaving Puerto Rico.

The question that is never addressed in this article is the reason for this disaster in Puerto Rico.  You will not see mentioned in this article that Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States (US) for the past 116 years.  You would think that that would be important to understand the mass exodus.

The United States has exploited and continues to exploit Puerto Rico.  This is why there is no opportunity in Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans.  What the United States government wants is the island of Puerto Rico, because of its prime location in the world.  Pedro Albizu Campos said it this way.  The Americans want the cage, and not the birds.  Once Puerto Ricans make up less than 50% in Puerto Rico, then the United State will make Puerto Rico a state.  Until then, it will remain a US colony to continue to be exploited, until we all leave!

This is why the US government has ignored the 33 United Nations (UN) resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.  It continue trying to divide Puerto Ricans by promoting the use of a plebiscite to "solve Puerto Rico's colonial status problem".  It is a problem that the US made without consulting the Puerto Ricans, but now US government feels that Puerto Ricans need to be consulted to reverse it.  The UN says that even if the Puerto Ricans don't want it, Puerto Rico must become an independent nation immediately.  Once she is an independent nation, she would be free to enter into whatever relationship she wants.

See the 2014 UN Puerto Rico decolonization hearing morning session by clicking this link:
http://webtv.un.org/search/special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-4th-meeting/3639598037001?term=puerto rico

The following link is for the afternoon session:
http://webtv.un.org/search/special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-5th-meeting/3641178758001?term=puerto Rico

This is why all those who believe that colonialism is a crime against humanity should protest at least 3 times a years until we decolonize Puerto Rico. 

The first one will be a march in Puerto Rico to the US Courthouse on March 22 – The Abolition of Slavery Day.  The second one will be another march in Puerto Rico on the day before the UN hearing concerning the decolonization of Puerto Rico.  The third one will be a protest in New York City on the day that the UN has its annual hearing about the decolonization of Puerto Rico.  Of course, we will also support all demonstrations for the release of our Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

These protests are absolutely necessary, because 116 years of Puerto Rico colonialism means that the US government doesn't  believe in justice for all!   

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