[News] ALBA summit approves declaration regarding PR independence
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ALBA summit approves declaration regarding PR independence
February 7, 2012
Inter News Service
Heads of state from the Bolivarian Alliance for
the Peoples of Our America (ALBA, in Spanish)
approved on Sunday a special declaration
regarding the inalienable right of the people of
Puerto Rico to self determination and full
independence at the second session of the XI ALBA summit.
The declaration, read by the Venezuela President
Hugo Chávez, established Puerto Rico as a Latin
American and Caribbean nation, with its own and
unmistakable history, and whose sovereign rights
have been violated due to the colonial presence
imposed by the United States for over a century.
It was also determined that the cause for the
independence of Puerto Rico was an affair that
should concern the Latin American and Caribbean
region, and its organizations as well as
politically cooperative entities, such as the
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States,
according to the Venezuelan News Agency.
The document also manifests demands regarding
freedom for political prisoners currently serving
sentences due to their fight for independence and
the self determination of Puerto Rico, as is the
case with Oscar López Rivera, who has been
incarcerated for over three decades, as well as
the Avelino brothers and Norberto González
Claudio, who have been linked with the
clandestine Boricua Popular Army (EPB-Macheteros,
as they are known in Spanish).
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