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Cuba calls for end to Puerto Rico's colonial status
Published on June 27, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

NEW YORK, USA (ACN) -- Cuba reiterated on Monday at the United Nations its call for the end of the colonial status of Puerto Rico and for the materialization of that island’s right to self-determination and independence.

Cuban Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes
Cuban ambassador Rodolfo Reyes presented a new document on the issue at the UN Decolonization Committee by stressing that such prerogative has been recognized by the United Nations since 1960, when the international community proclaimed the need to put an end to colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.

The committee has adopted 32 resolutions and decisions urging Washington to assume its historic responsibility to favour a process that allows Puerto Ricans to enjoy their rights.

The initiative presented by Cuba and backed by Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, ratifies the Latin American and Caribbean nature of Puerto Rico and it demands the end of repression against Puerto Rican independence activists and the release of Puerto Rican political prisoners Oscar Lopez Rivera and Norberto Gonzalez Claudio.
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C J:

Is this a joke Cuba But out of P R affairs. WE put Sansions on you and you cave you treated your people and still treating them like slaves . with all the resources at your finger tips your country crumbles under your own pressure . your people had and is still fleeing your country. Take care of your affairs and But the Hell out of our affairs What give you the right to want PR to become like Cuba. Go clean up your own back yard Do you know you could bring changes to teh Cuban People ? It is every one right to a good life , free life , dignified life. What have you given the Cubans . most people around the world only see one thing the US have done you wrong well let me say some thing to you I am not a Politician only a citizen of the world so here it goes Take responsible of what happento your people as you are the one that put them in that dilema make changes how much Power do you people need . People are flesh and blood not to betoyed with Wake up Cuba see the light At least China have the right idea. Free your people make them see the light and stop harnessing sympathy back off PR they are doing just fine with out your interferance. You will not get a foot inside so go bark at another copuntry'

Unites States Citizen

E Davis:

Are these people serious?

Celia Noriega:

I'd like to respond to Mr. E Davis's comments about Puerto Rico being just fine. That's actually very untrue. As a Puerto Rican with a large part of my family still living in Puerto Rican, I can certainly attest that Puerto Rico is in no way doing just fine.

There are many situations where the American government has failed to deliver even the most basic necessities and securities to a small island nation that they claimed for themselves.

On the day my grandfather lay dying in a hospital of one of Puerto Rico's major cities, my family and I walked it's halls towards his room avoiding roof leaks, noting broken window frames rigged to function as a desperate measure. As we walked into my grandmothers neighbourhood we encountered large groups of "men" were holding semi-automatic weapons while "guarding" their areas gang members from members of opposing gangs, all of it going unregulated by the local police which were put into place by the American government.

There are few progressing jobs for Puerto Ricans who choose to not live the gang or drug life, the buses are old and damaged, and the roads are in desperate need of maintenance. The resources for help in education are very limited for those young students struggling in their studies or with learning disabilities. Education in health and eating, as well as exercise is also limited.

The finances for "Arts" have been trimmed to near non-existence. As for the culture? The love of ones culture has pretty much disappeared amongst the drug and gang wars, the fears people have for their day to day lives.

So Mr. Davis, please, don't piggyback on Puerto Rico when trying to get your point of attack across to Cuba. Don't use us as your baton. The battle you rage with them does not have anything to do with Puerto Rico or it's rights. American pride is one thing, a wonderful thing, American ignorance is another.

As an American-Puerto Rican, I can tell you, the America I loved has failed my people in huge ways. It has left them broken and unable to support themselves independently. It has also failed to take care of them as one of its own. That is the American dream you preach about in your attack towards Cuba.

So once again, I ask you, please do not use my homes heart as a shield and sword for your message. That's just as harmful when your message is filled with errors.


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