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      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><!--[if supportFields]><span style='mso-element:field-begin'></span><span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1<![endif]--><!--[if supportFields]><span
style='mso-element:field-end'></span><![endif]--><span
          style="mso-tab-count:
          1">            </span>National Lawyers Guild International
        Committee <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Presentation
        to the United Nations Decolonization Committee<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Hearings
        on Puerto Rico<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>June 23,
        2014<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        National Lawyers Guild was founded in 1937 as an alternative to
        the American Bar
        Association, which did not admit people of color. The oldest and
        largest public
        interest/human rights bar organization in the United States,
        with headquarters
        in New York, it has chapters in every state. From its founding,
        the National
        Lawyers Guild has maintained an internationalist perspective,
        with
        international work a critical focus for the Guild. Its
        International Committee
        has organized delegations to many countries throughout the
        world, and Guild
        members are involved in organizations such as the International
        Association for
        Democratic Lawyers and the American Association of Jurists.
        Presently, active
        subcommittees exist for Cuba, the Middle East, Korea, Haiti,
        Palestine, Iran,
        Puerto Rico, indigenous American peoples, and the Philippines,
        among others.
        Guild members, including myself, have a long history of
        defending activists in
        the Puerto Rican independence movement. Our 2013 annual
        convention was held in
        Puerto Rico, where our members learned first hand about the
        colonial situation
        and committed to educating the membership regarding the colonial
        situation of
        Puerto Rico and the political prisoners who remain in U.S.
        prisons.<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">I. Colonial status<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        unresolved status of Puerto Rico continues to generate
        controversy. Reports
        from the White House Office of Management and Budget,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn1" href="#_edn1" name="_ednref1" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[1]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        the U.S. General Accounting Office,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn2" href="#_edn2" name="_ednref2"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[2]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        <o:p></o:p></p>
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      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">speculation about yet another non-binding
        “plebiscite,”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn3" href="#_edn3"
          name="_ednref3" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[3]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        disputes about whether Puerto Rico can join international
        organizations such as
        CELAC,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn4" href="#_edn4"
          name="_ednref4" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[4]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        all lead to what one perceptive journalist aptly called
        “uncertainty”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn5" href="#_edn5"
          name="_ednref5" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
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                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
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                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[5]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and ongoing turmoil. <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        colonial status must be resolved according to international law,
        allowing the
        Puerto Rican people to exercise its inalienable right to
        self-determination,
        without intervention by the U.S., as this Committee has
        repeatedly resolved for
        the past three decades. <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">II. Economy<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        current conditions in Puerto Rico demonstrate that colonialism
        is not
        economically viable. A $70 billion public debt,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn6" href="#_edn6" name="_ednref6"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[6]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        a debt lowered to junk status,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn7"
          href="#_edn7" name="_ednref7" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
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                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[7]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        a constitution that requires payment of the debt before payment
        of government
        workers,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn8" href="#_edn8"
          name="_ednref8" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
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                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[8]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        a long-lasting recession, rising unemployment – above 15% – and
        falling wages,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn9" href="#_edn9"
          name="_ednref9" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[9]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        an ever-increasing cost of living (especially utilities),<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn10" href="#_edn10" name="_ednref10" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[10]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and 51% of the population on some form of assistance,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn11" href="#_edn11" name="_ednref11" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[11]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        characterize the situation. <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>As a
        consequence of its colonial relationship with the U.S., Puerto
        Rico cannot go
        bankrupt,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn12" href="#_edn12"
          name="_ednref12" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[12]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and the White House refused to offer a bail out.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn13" href="#_edn13" name="_ednref13"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[13]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Washington did, however, dispatch a flurry of advisors to the
        Island to “offer
        strategic advice to assist Puerto Rico in promoting its economic
        development
        and maximizing the impact of existing federal funds flowing to
        the island,” all
        the while insisting it was “not a federal intervention.”<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn14" href="#_edn14" name="_ednref14" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[14]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>In
        addition to looking to Washington, the colonial administration
        is hoping to
        lure foreign investment, hosting a summit to highlight the
        benefits of
        investing in Puerto Rico, “including a law that allows new
        residents to avoid
        taxes on capital gains, the main revenue source for many
        high-end investors.”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn15"
          href="#_edn15" name="_ednref15" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[15]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Prime property is being swept up by billionaire hedge-fund
        managers and other
        wealthy foreign investors.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn16"
          href="#_edn16" name="_ednref16" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
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                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[16]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Meanwhile,
        the colonial administration – the island’s largest employer –
        imposed an
        austerity program perceived by many as an attempt to foist on to
        working people
        the responsibility for balancing the budget. The program
        includes “pension
        reform” for public sector workers, resulting in teacher strikes
        and litigation.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn17" href="#_edn17"
          name="_ednref17" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[17]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        The recently passed Fiscal Sustainability Act will allow the
        government to exercise
        “emergency powers,” including renegotiating public employees'
        contracts,
        freezing salaries, privatizing the utility companies, and
        closing 100 public
        schools.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn18" href="#_edn18"
          name="_ednref18" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[18]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Public employee unions have authorized a general strike.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn19" href="#_edn19" name="_ednref19" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[19]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>This
        economic instability has motivated an unprecedented exodus,
        causing a drastic
        reduction in the population of the island.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn20" href="#_edn20" name="_ednref20"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[20]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        More Puerto Ricans live in the United States than in the Island,
        mainly as a
        result of the failing economy.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn21"
          href="#_edn21" name="_ednref21" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[21]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        The departure of many in the professional sector has led to the
        use of the term
        “brain drain.”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn22" href="#_edn22"
          name="_ednref22" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[22]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><span
          style="mso-tab-count:3">                                   </span><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>These
        details hardly interest mainstream United States. Rather, what
        consumes the
        attention of the media, and U.S. commercial interests, is their
        investments.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn23" href="#_edn23"
          name="_ednref23" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[23]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Said one commentator, “In short, it won’t be easy. But it might
        be interesting,
        at least for those of us who are on the outside looking in. For
        the residents
        of Puerto Rico, though, it will probably just be painful.”<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn24" href="#_edn24" name="_ednref24" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[24]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">III. Federal intervention<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>U.S.
        intervention into the daily lives of the Puerto Rican people
        continues to be a
        constant. The pattern doesn’t seem to change: Federal Bureau of
        Investigation
        [FBI] and Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA] raids for fraud,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn25" href="#_edn25" name="_ednref25"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[25]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        corruption<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn26" href="#_edn26"
          name="_ednref26" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[26]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and drugs,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn27" href="#_edn27"
          name="_ednref27" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[27]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and Washington funding projects,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn28"
          href="#_edn28" name="_ednref28" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[28]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        all to insinuate that Puerto Rico cannot properly manage its own
        affairs.
        Indeed, the new director of the FBI field office in San Juan as
        much as said
        so.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn29" href="#_edn29"
          name="_ednref29" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[29]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Although
        the U.S. has historically directed and trained the Puerto Rico
        Police [PRP] –
        former FBI agents administered the PRP for most of the past two
        decades – the
        U.S. Department of Justice continues its legal intervention with
        the corrupt,
        violent and mismanaged Puerto Rico Police Department, after
        having issued a
        report finding, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">inter
          alia</i>, that
        police committed acts of discrimination, used excessive and
        unwarranted deadly
        force, conducted unlawful searches and seizures, and regularly
        used tactics to
        intimidate demonstrators rather than to address legitimate
        threats to public
        safety.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn30" href="#_edn30"
          name="_ednref30" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[30]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Implementation of reforms – among the most extensive ever
        achieved by U.S. DOJ
        – <a style="mso-endnote-id:edn31" href="#_edn31"
          name="_ednref31" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[31]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        has stagnated as a series of monitors and police chiefs have
        withdrawn or
        resigned from the difficult and expensive task.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn32" href="#_edn32" name="_ednref32"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[32]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">IV. Death penalty<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Although
        the Puerto Rican constitution prohibits the death penalty in
        Puerto Rico,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn33" href="#_edn33"
          name="_ednref33" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[33]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        consistent with its long term ban prior to the constitution, and
        no one has
        been executed in Puerto Rico since 1927,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn34" href="#_edn34" name="_ednref34"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[34]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        it is one of the jurisdictions with the highest number of cases
        certified by
        the U.S. Department of Justice for the death penalty.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn35" href="#_edn35" name="_ednref35" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[35]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        In each of the six trials in which the U.S. has sought the death
        penalty,
        Puerto Rican juries have refused to impose that sentence,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:
          edn36" href="#_edn36" name="_ednref36" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[36]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        while civic and religious groups consistently maintained vigils
        outside the
        courthouse.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn37" href="#_edn37"
          name="_ednref37" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[37]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>It is
        good to know that “the whole world is watching:” the 12th
        General Assembly of
        the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty just took place in
        San Juan, at
        the invitation of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, featuring a
        Puerto Rican
        death row exoneree and many skilled Puerto Rican attorneys and
        activists.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn38" href="#_edn38"
          name="_ednref38" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[38]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">V. Vieques<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Eleven
        years after the closing of the former live-missile and bombing
        range owned and
        operated by the U.S. Navy – a cessation won by decades of
        struggle and a
        massive campaign of civil disobedience – the U.S. continues to
        fail to clean up
        the toxic and lethal substances its military left behind at this
        Superfund
        site. Recently adopted legislation (promoted by Puerto Rican
        members of
        Congress representing New York districts) requires the Pentagon
        to disclose the
        process of decontamination and reveal what weapons they used.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn39" href="#_edn39" name="_ednref39"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[39]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        people of Vieques filed a petition before the Inter-American
        Commission on
        Human Rights (IACHR) against the United States for human rights
        violations,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn40" href="#_edn40"
          name="_ednref40" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[40]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and continue to demand in every possible forum: 1) environmental
        clean up and
        decontamination – thousands of unexploded bombs and other
        military artifacts
        still litter beaches, mangrove lagoons and the coral reefs/ocean
        floor around
        the eastern portion of the island;<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn41" href="#_edn41" name="_ednref41"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[41]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        2) return of ex-Navy lands to the Puerto Rican people (most of
        the land was
        transferred to the jurisdiction of U.S. Interior Department’s
        Fish and Wildlife
        Service);<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn42" href="#_edn42"
          name="_ednref42" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[42]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        3) sustainable development; and 4) attention to Vieques’ health
        crisis (the
        island suffers 30% more cancer than the rest of Puerto Rico,
        exaggerated levels
        of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular ills and other
        catastrophic
        diseases).<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn43" href="#_edn43"
          name="_ednref43" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[43]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">VI. Political prisoners<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">At
          71 years of age
          and having served 33 years in remote prisons, far away from
          his country,
          accused of seditious conspiracy, but never having been found
          guilty of shedding
          any blood, Oscar López Rivera is the symbol of a flagrant
          dishonor for his
          jailers and an affront to democracy that fails to respect
          human rights. <o:p></o:p></i></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Thus
        began an editorial in Puerto Rico’s main daily newspaper on the
        33<sup>rd</sup>
        anniversary of his arrest on May 29 of this year.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn44" href="#_edn44" name="_ednref44"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[44]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Oscar López Rivera has served an unprecedented 33 years in U.S.
        prisons for his
        commitment to the independence and self-determination of Puerto
        Rico, achieving
        the unenviable distinction of being the longest held political
        prisoner in the
        history of Puerto Rico’s independence movement. <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>At the
        same time, he has become a unifying force for the people of
        Puerto Rico, from
        elected officials to religious leaders to college students, who
        all agree that
        it is time for him to come home – a consensus that only
        continues to broaden
        and deepen. His name and his face are omnipresent, on murals
        throughout the
        Island, on banners on stage at recent university graduations,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn45" href="#_edn45" name="_ednref45"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[45]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        on teeshirts, buttons and bracelets.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn46" href="#_edn46" name="_ednref46"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[46]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>In
        November of 2013, thousands marched through the streets of San
        Juan, calling on
        the U.S. president to release him.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn47" href="#_edn47" name="_ednref47"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[47]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Actors, musicians and giant puppets enacted Obama signing
        Oscar’s commutation,
        and Oscar reuniting with his daughter.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn48" href="#_edn48" name="_ednref48"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[48]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        The main daily newspaper’s editorial which coincided with the
        march, urged his
        release:<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">It is a decision the president should take
        already,
        because every minute of prolonging that unjust imprisonment is
        an act by the
        United States government that constitutes an affront to decorum
        and a contempt
        for dignity. This cause transcends social, political, religious,
        community, and
        even international barriers.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn49"
          href="#_edn49" name="_ednref49" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[49]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>In the
        spirit of the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, a group of 33 women
        mobilize the last
        Sunday of every month “hasta su regreso,” until his release, for
        33 minutes,
        organizing women in every sector of society to join them: one
        month it was 33
        women teachers;<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn50" href="#_edn50"
          name="_ednref50" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[50]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        another month, 33 women artists,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn51"
          href="#_edn51" name="_ednref51" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[51]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        yet another month, 33 religious women; at Christmas time, even
        little girls
        joined the fray.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn52" href="#_edn52"
          name="_ednref52" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[52]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        The enthusiastic example of women in Puerto Rico inspired
        creation of a similar
        group in New York City.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn53"
          href="#_edn53" name="_ednref53" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[53]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Oscar’s
        letters to his granddaughter, published regularly in the main
        daily newspaper,
        have generated much support and have served as the source of
        creativity. In one
        letter, he spoke of how he missed the ocean, which he hadn’t
        seen in over 35
        years,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn54" href="#_edn54"
          name="_ednref54" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[54]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        which inspired for the 33<sup>rd</sup> anniversary of his
        imprisonment, a
        dramatic symbolic homecoming via the ocean: a giant puppet head
        of Oscar,
        escorted by a fleet of sailboats and kayaks, disembarked in Old
        San Juan and
        proceeded to a concert facing the see, “Al Mar X Oscar (To the
        Sea for Oscar).”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn55" href="#_edn55"
          name="_ednref55" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[55]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>In
        another anniversary project organized and supported by the
        country’s finest athletes
        and a human rights organization, a core group walked 333 miles
        between 33 towns
        in 33 days.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn56" href="#_edn56"
          name="_ednref56" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[56]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        Often escorted by the town mayors,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn57" href="#_edn57" name="_ednref57"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[57]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        always housed, fed and entertained by townspeople of all
        political persuasions,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn58"
          href="#_edn58" name="_ednref58" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[58]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        they walked the last few miles into San Juan accompanied by
        hundreds of people
        calling for Oscar’s release.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn59"
          href="#_edn59" name="_ednref59" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[59]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Also on
        the 33<sup>rd</sup> anniversary, the Senate of Puerto Rico
        passed yet another
        resolution calling on Obama to release him, declaring, “His
        prolonged
        imprisonment, far from serving any legitimate purpose, has
        become a signal of
        inhumanity and injustice.”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn60"
          href="#_edn60" name="_ednref60" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[60]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        The main daily newspaper published yet another editorial – this
        one calling his
        ongoing imprisonment “a betrayal of democracy.”<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn61" href="#_edn61" name="_ednref61"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[61]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Building
        on this solid consensus on the Island, support in the United
        States continues
        to grow. U.S. based unions, including the AFL-CIO – representing
        more than 11.5
        million workers – ,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn62"
          href="#_edn62" name="_ednref62" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[62]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><span
          style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>passed resolutions calling
        for his release,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn63" href="#_edn63"
          name="_ednref63" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[63]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and churches similarly expressed support.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn64" href="#_edn64" name="_ednref64"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[64]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        In November, hundreds marched in New York City,<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn65" href="#_edn65" name="_ednref65"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[65]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        and just this month, the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade
        honored Oscar
        with a special contingent featuring “a succession of banners”
        calling for his
        release.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn66" href="#_edn66"
          name="_ednref66" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[66]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        A parade board member articulated, “we are proud to raise
        consciousness about
        his case and mobilize our community to support the movement for
        his freedom.”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn67" href="#_edn67"
          name="_ednref67" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[67]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        In the U.S. on the occasion of the 33<sup>rd</sup> anniversary
        of his
        imprisonment, demonstrations, rallies, bannering and/or pickets
        took place in
        many cities, including Chicago, New York City, Detroit,
        Philadelphia,
        Cleveland, Orlando, and Fitchburg, MA.<a
          style="mso-endnote-id:edn68" href="#_edn68" name="_ednref68"
          title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[68]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        solid foundation in Puerto Rico has also inspired much
        international
        solidarity. In a recent meeting with Obama, Uruguay’s president
        José Mujica
        advocated for Oscar’s release.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn69"
          href="#_edn69" name="_ednref69" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[69]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        As Venezuelan consulates in Antigua, Barbuda, Argentina,
        Barbados, Colombia and
        Paraguay called for Oscar’s release, Venezuelan president
        Nicolas Maduro
        recognized Oscar as “a Caribbean Mandela, he is our Nelson
        Mandela,” and called
        on Obama to release him, “because his only crime is to dream of
        his land being
        free and independent.”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn70"
          href="#_edn70" name="_ednref70" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[70]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        In Cuba, the Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of
        Africa, Asia and
        Latin America awarded him the Order of Solidarity El Mehdi ben
        Barka,<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn71" href="#_edn71"
          name="_ednref71" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[71]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        which evoked from Ricardo Alarcón the observation that Oscar is
        “Obama’s
        Mandela.”<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn72" href="#_edn72"
          name="_ednref72" title=""><span class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:
              footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times
                  New Roman","serif";
                  mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New
                  Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
                  EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[72]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a>
        <o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>This
        year many internationalist individuals and organizations added
        their voices to
        those of Gabriel García Márquez, Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire,
        Adolfo Pérez
        Esquivel, and Miguel D'Escoto, calling for Oscar’s release,
        including the Non
        Aligned Movement (at the 16th Summit of Heads of State and
        Government), the
        American Association of Jurists, the International Association
        of Democratic
        Lawyers, the Congress of the Federation of Workers of the
        Universities of the
        Americas, and the Conference of Afro-Indigenous, Latin American
        and Caribbean
        Churches for Peace.<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Before
        concluding, I will pause for 33 seconds, in honor of the 33
        years – a third of
        a century – Oscar has spent in the service of his people’s
        inalienable right to
        self-determination and independence. [PAUSE]. May our work for
        his release be
        successful, so that next year we won’t have to pause for 34
        seconds.<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>“The
        calendar,” Oscar has confided in me, “is not my friend.” This
        January, on the
        occasion of his 71<sup>st</sup> birthday, he wrote to his
        daughter Clarisa:<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">I believe in my people and bet on them.
        They have a huge
        heart, are compassionate, valiant and really love justice and
        freedom. And it
        is that heart that has sustained us and that has made it
        possible for us to
        keep up the struggle. We will continue struggling for justice
        and freedom until
        the day we make of our Homeland a garden of Eden for our own
        enjoyment and for
        all of humanity. I live profoundly grateful to everyone who has
        come together
        to demand that the President of the nation that has colonized us
        for more than
        115 years practice justice and liberty by releasing me. He’s not
        being asked
        for a favor; but rather, it is the people exercising an
        inalienable right to
        demand justice and freedom.<a style="mso-endnote-id:edn73"
          href="#_edn73" name="_ednref73" title=""><span
            class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
              style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><span
                class="MsoEndnoteReference"><span
                  style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:
                  10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                  Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times
                  New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[73]</span></span><!--[endif]--></span></span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>Consonant
        with the demand of the People, it is a propitious moment for
        this august body
        to once again urge the president of the U.S. to release Oscar
        López Rivera,
        after an unprecedented 33 years in U.S. prisons for having
        fought for his
        unwavering commitment to independence and self-determination.<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">VII. Conclusion<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>The
        National Lawyers Guild International Committee, incorporating
        the requests
        sought by the majority of the other presenters before this
        Honorable Committee,
        urges the adoption of a resolution calling for the General
        Assembly to consider
        the case of Puerto Rico; and calling on the government of the
        United States to:<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>*
        immediately cease the brutality, criminalization and harassment
        of, and attacks
        on, the Puerto Rican Independence Movement and all those who
        exercise their
        fundamental rights to expression and association;<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>*
        immediately release Puerto Rican political prisoners Oscar López
        Rivera, who
        has served more than 33 years in U.S. custody, and Norberto
        González Claudio;<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>*
        identify and hold criminally liable all those responsible for
        the assassination
        of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos (2005), Santiago Mari Pesquera (1976),
        Carlos Muñiz
        Varela (1979), and other militants of the Puerto Rican
        independence movement;<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>*
        withdraw the FBI, the U.S. court, and all other U.S. police,
        repressive and
        military forces and agencies from Puerto Rico;<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>*
        withdraw from Vieques, formally return legal property of the
        land to the people
        of Vieques, cease detonating unexploded ordnance, completely
        clean up the
        pollution left by the U.S. Navy’s 60 year occupation through the
        use of proven,
        environmentally friendly clean-up methods, foster and support a
        sustainable
        economy, and compensate the people of Vieques for the damage to
        their health
        done to them by the same;<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>* cease
        and desist from the application of the death penalty in Puerto
        Rico;<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">           
        </span>*
        formally commit to negotiate in good faith with the people of
        Puerto Rico a
        solution to the colonial condition; and recognize the proposals
        that emanate
        from a Constitutional Assembly, initiated by the people of
        Puerto Rico, such as
        that called for by the Puerto Rico Bar Association, as the true
        expression of
        the aspirations of the people of Puerto Rico, and respond to
        them accordingly.<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Dated: June 23, 2014<span
          style="mso-tab-count:4">                                     
        </span>Respectfully
        submitted,<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>Jan
        Susler<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>People’s
        Law Office<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>1180
        N. Milwaukee<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>Chicago,
        IL 60642<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>773/235-0070<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span><a href="mailto:jsusler@aol.com"><span style="color:blue">jsusler@gmail.com</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>On
        behalf of the National Lawyers Guild<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:6">                                                                       
        </span>International
        Committee<o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="mso-tab-count:2">                       
        </span><span style="mso-tab-count:4">                                               
        </span><a href="http://www.nlginternational.org/"><span
            style="color:blue">http://www.nlginternational.org/</span></a>
        <span style="mso-tab-count:1">       </span><o:p></o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
      <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p></p>
    </div>
    <div style="mso-element:endnote-list"><!--[if !supportEndnotes]--><br
        clear="all">
      <hr align="left" size="1" width="33%">
      <!--[endif]-->
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn1">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn1" href="#_ednref1" name="_edn1"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[1]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>CB
          Online
          Staff, “White House OMB report shows status costing PR
          billions in federal
          funding,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business,</i> March
          14, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/white-house-omb-report-shows-status-costing-pr-billions-in-federal-funding-94725.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/white-house-omb-report-shows-status-costing-pr-billions-in-federal-funding-94725.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn2">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn2" href="#_ednref2" name="_edn2"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[2]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Puerto
Rico:
          Information on How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected
          Federal
          Programs and Revenue Sources, GAO-14-31: Published: Mar 4,
          2014. Publicly
          Released: Mar 31, 2014, <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.gao.gov/products/gao-14-31">http://www.gao.gov/products/gao-14-31</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn3">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn3" href="#_ednref3" name="_edn3"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[3]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Puerto
Rico
          Plebiscite Is A Waste Of Money, Rightwing Think Tank Says,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> Huffington Post</i>,
          January 21, 2014,
          Updated January 25, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/puerto-rico-plebiscite-heritage_n_4639314.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/puerto-rico-plebiscite-heritage_n_4639314.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn4">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn4" href="#_ednref4" name="_edn4"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[4]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Kevin
          Mead,
          “US has final say on PR’s role in international
          organizations,”<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">
            Caribbean Business</i>, January 31, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/state-department-us-has-final-say-on-prs-role-in-international-organizations-93194.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/state-department-us-has-final-say-on-prs-role-in-international-organizations-93194.html</a>
(“a
          State Department spokesperson said that because Puerto Rico is
          a U.S.
          territory, the federal government is responsible for the
          foreign relations of
          Puerto Rico, including decisions related to its membership or
          other
          participation in international organizations.”). <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn5">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn5" href="#_ednref5" name="_edn5"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[5]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>José
          A.
          Delgado, “Incertidumbre,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          April 7, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/blog-incertidumbre-1747715.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/blog-incertidumbre-1747715.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn6">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn6" href="#_ednref6" name="_edn6"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[6]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>David
          Cho,
          “Puerto Rico may have $70 billion in debt. But it didn’t have
          a problem getting
          a loan,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Washington
            Post</i>, March 12,
          2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/12/puerto-rico-may-have-70-billion-in-debt-but-it-didnt-have-a-problem-getting-a-loan/">http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/12/puerto-rico-may-have-70-billion-in-debt-but-it-didnt-have-a-problem-getting-a-loan/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn7">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn7" href="#_ednref7" name="_edn7"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[7]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“S.&P.
Lowers
          Puerto Rico Debt to Junk Status,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">New
            York Times</i>, February 4, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/s-p-lowers-puerto-rico-debt-to-junk-status/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140204&tntemail0=y&_r=0">http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/s-p-lowers-puerto-rico-debt-to-junk-status/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140204&tntemail0=y&_r=0</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn8">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn8" href="#_ednref8" name="_edn8"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[8]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Yana
Kunichoff,
          “Puerto Rico Unions Threaten Strike Against Austerity Budget,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> In These Times</i>, June
          9, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://inthesetimes.org/working/entry/16814/puerto_rico_unions_threaten_strike_against_austerity_budget">http://inthesetimes.org/working/entry/16814/puerto_rico_unions_threaten_strike_against_austerity_budget</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn9">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn9" href="#_ednref9" name="_edn9"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[9]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Kevin
          Mead,
          “BLS: Employment, wages drop in PR,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, May 12, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/bls-employment-wages-drop-in-pr-96784.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/bls-employment-wages-drop-in-pr-96784.html</a>;
Cindy
          Y. Rodriguez, “Why more Puerto Ricans are living in mainland
          U.S. than in
          Puerto Rico,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">CNN</i>,
          March 24, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/us/puerto-rico-migration-economy/">http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/us/puerto-rico-migration-economy/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn10">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn10" href="#_ednref10" name="_edn10"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[10]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Cindy
          Y.
          Rodriguez, “Why more Puerto Ricans are living in mainland U.S.
          than in Puerto
          Rico,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">CNN</i>, March
          24, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/us/puerto-rico-migration-economy/">http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/us/puerto-rico-migration-economy/</a>;
          Lizette
          Alvarez, “Economy and Crime Spur New Puerto Rican Exodus,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">New York Times</i>, February 8, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/economy-and-crime-spur-new-puerto-rican-exodus.html?_r=0">http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/economy-and-crime-spur-new-puerto-rican-exodus.html?_r=0</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn11">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn11" href="#_ednref11" name="_edn11"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[11]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Ellie
Ismailidou
          and Francesca Trianni, “The Next Financial Catastrophe You
          Haven’t
          Heard About Yet: Puerto Rico,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Time
            Magazine</i>, March 12, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://time.com/20416/the-next-financial-catastrophe-you-havent-heard-about-yet-puerto-rico/">http://time.com/20416/the-next-financial-catastrophe-you-havent-heard-about-yet-puerto-rico/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn12">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn12" href="#_ednref12" name="_edn12"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[12]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Stephen
          J.
          Lubben, “Answer to Puerto Rico’s Debt Woes? It’s Complicated,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> New York Times</i>,
          February 6, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/answer-to-puerto-ricos-debt-woes-its-complicated/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140206&tntemail0=y&_r=0">http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/answer-to-puerto-ricos-debt-woes-its-complicated/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140206&tntemail0=y&_r=0</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn13">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn13" href="#_ednref13" name="_edn13"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[13]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Mark
Felsenthal,
          “White House not considering Puerto Rico bailout, official
          says,”<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> Reuters,</i>
          January 22, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/usa-puertorico-finances-idUSL2N0KW1U620140122">http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/usa-puertorico-finances-idUSL2N0KW1U620140122</a>;
Kevin
          Mead, “White House again says no PR bailout,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, February 5, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/white-house-again-says-no-pr-bailout-93423.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/white-house-again-says-no-pr-bailout-93423.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn14">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn14" href="#_ednref14" name="_edn14"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[14]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>CB
          Online
          Staff, “US-PR advisory meetings underway,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, December 3, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/us-pr-advisory-meetings-underway-91553.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/us-pr-advisory-meetings-underway-91553.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn15">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn15" href="#_ednref15" name="_edn15"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[15]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Danica
Coto,
          AP, “Puerto Rico Seeks To Lure Wealthy Investors To Help
          Economic
          Crisis,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Huffington
            Post</i>, April 25,
          2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/puerto-rico-lure-investors_n_5212238.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/puerto-rico-lure-investors_n_5212238.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn16">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn16" href="#_ednref16" name="_edn16"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[16]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Katherine
Burton,
          “John Paulson Calls Puerto Rico Singapore of Caribbean,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Bloomberg News</i>, April
          24, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-24/john-paulson-says-puerto-rico-to-become-singapore-of-caribbean.html">http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-24/john-paulson-says-puerto-rico-to-become-singapore-of-caribbean.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn17">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn17" href="#_ednref17" name="_edn17"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[17]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>CB
          Online
          Staff, “Teachers strike over pension reform,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, January 14, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/teachers-strike-over-pension-reform-92621.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/teachers-strike-over-pension-reform-92621.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn18">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn18" href="#_ednref18" name="_edn18"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[18]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Yana
Kunichoff,
          “Puerto Rico Unions Threaten Strike Against Austerity Budget,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> In These Times</i>, June
          9, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://inthesetimes.org/working/entry/16814/puerto_rico_unions_threaten_strike_against_austerity_budget">http://inthesetimes.org/working/entry/16814/puerto_rico_unions_threaten_strike_against_austerity_budget</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn19">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn19" href="#_ednref19" name="_edn19"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[19]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Puerto
Rican
          Unions Threaten General Strike,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Latin
            American Herald Tribune</i>, June 4, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2329072&CategoryId=14092">http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2329072&CategoryId=14092</a>;
          Ricardo
          Cortés Chico, “¿Por qué protestan las uniones? Dos sindicatos
          aprobaron hoy
          voto de huelga,”<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> El
            Nuevo Día</i>, June
          17, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/porqueprotestanlasuniones-1795332.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/porqueprotestanlasuniones-1795332.html</a>.
          <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn20">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn20" href="#_ednref20" name="_edn20"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[20]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>José
          A.
          Delgado, “Se vacía la Isla: Cerca de 3,000 personas abandonan
          el País cada mes
          y los nacimientos han bajado en 2,000 por año, <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">El Nuevo Día</i>, January 27, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/sevacialaisla-1698148.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/sevacialaisla-1698148.html</a>; CB
          Online Staff, “PR’s
          plunging population in spotlight,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, January 7, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/prs-plunging-population-in-spotlight-92420.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/prs-plunging-population-in-spotlight-92420.html</a>;
CB
          Online Staff, “Enrollment dropping at PR public schools,
          universities,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, May 9, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/enrollment-dropping-at-pr-public-schools-universities-96728.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/enrollment-dropping-at-pr-public-schools-universities-96728.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn21">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn21" href="#_ednref21" name="_edn21"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[21]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Cindy
          Y.
          Rodriguez, “Why more Puerto Ricans are living in mainland U.S.
          than in Puerto
          Rico,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">CNN</i>, March
          24, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/us/puerto-rico-migration-economy/">http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/us/puerto-rico-migration-economy/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn22">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn22" href="#_ednref22" name="_edn22"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[22]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>CB
          Online
          Staff, “Data: PR ‘brain drain’ rate picked up,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, February 3, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/data-pr-brain-drain-rate-picked-up-93282.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/data-pr-brain-drain-rate-picked-up-93282.html</a>;
Ely
          Acevedo Denis, “Cambia el emigrante puertorriqueño es más
          educado y con más
          ingresos,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Noticel</i>,
          February 1, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.noticel.com/noticia/155091/cambia-el-emigrante-puertorriqueno-es-mas-educado-y-con-mas-ingresos-documento.html">http://www.noticel.com/noticia/155091/cambia-el-emigrante-puertorriqueno-es-mas-educado-y-con-mas-ingresos-documento.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn23">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn23" href="#_ednref23" name="_edn23"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[23]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>CB
          Online
          Staff, “Moody’s analysis: PR’s credit risk widens as ‘economic
          turmoil
          deepens’,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, April
          23, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/moodys-analysis-prs-credit-risk-widens-as-economic-turmoil-deepens-96056.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/moodys-analysis-prs-credit-risk-widens-as-economic-turmoil-deepens-96056.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn24">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn24" href="#_ednref24" name="_edn24"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[24]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Stephen
          J.
          Lubben, “Answer to Puerto Rico’s Debt Woes? It’s Complicated,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> New York Times</i>,
          February 6, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/answer-to-puerto-ricos-debt-woes-itscomplicated/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140206&tntemail0=y&_r=0">http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/answer-to-puerto-ricos-debt-woes-itscomplicated/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140206&tntemail0=y&_r=0</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn25">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn25" href="#_ednref25" name="_edn25"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[25]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          CB Online Staff, “Feds probe ticket fraud scheme at DTOP,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal"> Caribbean Business</i>, January 16, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-probe-ticket-fraud-scheme-at-dtop-92718.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-probe-ticket-fraud-scheme-at-dtop-92718.html</a>;
CB
          Online Staff, “Feds continue to target PR health fraud,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean Business</i>, <span
            style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>May 9, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-continue-to-target-pr-health-fraud-96714.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-continue-to-target-pr-health-fraud-96714.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn26">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn26" href="#_ednref26" name="_edn26"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[26]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          Kevin Mead, “Feds: Mafia of dirty PR cops ‘sold’ badges for
          organized crime
          spree,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, May 22,
          2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-mafia-of-dirty-pr-cops-sold-badges-for-organized-crime-spree-97171.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-mafia-of-dirty-pr-cops-sold-badges-for-organized-crime-spree-97171.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn27">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn27" href="#_ednref27" name="_edn27"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[27]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          Alex Figueroa Cancel, “DEA realiza operativo por narcotráfico:
          Ejecutan varias
          órdenes de arresto en la zona metropolitana,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal"> El Nuevo Día</i>, May 15, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/dearealizaoperativopornarcotrafico-1773528.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/dearealizaoperativopornarcotrafico-1773528.html</a>;
Danica
          Coto, AP, “Feds to target drug kingpins in PR,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, September 27, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-to-target-drug-kingpins-in-pr-89328.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/feds-to-target-drug-kingpins-in-pr-89328.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn28">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn28" href="#_ednref28" name="_edn28"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[28]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          CB Online Staff, “$2.5M in fed funds for training in PR,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, September 18, 2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/$2.5m-in-fed-funds-for-training-in-pr-89025.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/$2.5m-in-fed-funds-for-training-in-pr-89025.html</a>;
CB
          Online Staff, “EPA $3M to clean Superfund site, <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, November 6, 2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/epa-$3m-to-clean-superfund-site-90726.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/epa-$3m-to-clean-superfund-site-90726.html</a>;
Kevin
          Mead, “PR gets $104M for public housing work,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, March 20, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/pr-gets-$104m-for-public-housing-work-94985.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/pr-gets-$104m-for-public-housing-work-94985.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn29">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn29" href="#_ednref29" name="_edn29"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[29]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Secretario
de
          Justicia deplora expresiones hechas por el jefe del FBI en
          Puerto Rico:
          César Miranda rechazó las críticas hechas por Carlos Cases al
          sistema de ley
          estatal y a la manera en que a veces se procesan casos de
          criminales,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo
            Día</i>, March 13, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/secretariodejusticiadeploraexpresioneshechasporeljefedelfbienpuertorico-1731306.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/secretariodejusticiadeploraexpresioneshechasporeljefedelfbienpuertorico-1731306.html</a>;
Alex
          Figueroa Cancel, “Dura crítica federal a acciones estatales
          que culminan en
          libertad delincuentes violentos: Carlos Cases, jefe del FBI en
          la Isla, recordó
          casos de asesinos convictos que cumplieron apenas meses por
          los homicidios que
          cometieron,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo
            Día</i>, March 13,
          2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/duracriticafederalaaccionesestatalesqueculminanenlibertaddelincuentesviolentos-1731265.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/duracriticafederalaaccionesestatalesqueculminanenlibertaddelincuentesviolentos-1731265.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn30">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn30" href="#_ednref30" name="_edn30"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[30]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Belén
Fernández,
          “Puerto Rico's outlaw police force: Police in the US territory
          have
          been accused of civil rights abuses and overzealous crackdowns
          on peaceful
          protests,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Aljazeera</i>,
          June 26, 2012,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/06/2012620112025706894.html">http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/06/2012620112025706894.html</a>;
American
          Civil Liberties Union, “Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico’s
          Outlaw
          Police Force,” June 2012,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/islandofimpunity_20120619.pdf">https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/islandofimpunity_20120619.pdf</a>.
          <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn31">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn31" href="#_ednref31" name="_edn31"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[31]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>John
          Marino,
          “Holder, García Padilla announce accord to reform Police
          Department,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, July 17, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/holder-garcia-padilla-announce-accord-to-reform-police-department-86752.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/holder-garcia-padilla-announce-accord-to-reform-police-department-86752.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn32">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn32" href="#_ednref32" name="_edn32"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[32]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“District
Court
          Approves Selection of Arnaldo Claudio as Technical Compliance
          Advisor to
          Oversee Critical Reforms of Puerto Rico Police,” U.S.
          Department of Justice,
          June 5, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/June/14-crt-604.html">http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/June/14-crt-604.html</a>; Kevin
          Mead, “Top cop: PR Police Department reform will cost $200M
          over the next
          decade,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Caribbean
            Business</i>, May 9,
          2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/top-cop-pr-police-department-reform-will-cost-$200m-over-the-next-decade-96692.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/top-cop-pr-police-department-reform-will-cost-$200m-over-the-next-decade-96692.html</a>;
CB
          Online Staff, “Still no monitor for PR police reform,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Caribbean Business</i>, May 15, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/still-no-monitor-for-pr-police-reform-96940.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/still-no-monitor-for-pr-police-reform-96940.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn33">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn33" href="#_ednref33" name="_edn33"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[33]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>The
constitution
          came about as part of U.S. Public Law 600, which specified
          that it
          would only come into effect after certification by U.S.
          Congress. See, César J.
          Ayala and Rafael Bernabe, <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Puerto Rico in
            the American Century: A History Since 1898 </i>(University
          of North Carolina
          Press, Chapel Hill, 2007), pp. 163-165.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn34">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn34" href="#_ednref34" name="_edn34"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[34]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Limarys
Suárez
          Torres, “Casos de pena de muerte en Puerto Rico: Desde el
          2003, el
          tribunal federal ha visto cuatro casos para decidir si se
          imparte el castigo
          letal,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          March 23, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/casosdepenademuerteenpuertorico-1476345.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/casosdepenademuerteenpuertorico-1476345.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn35">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn35" href="#_ednref35" name="_edn35"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[35]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Editorial,
“A
          pasar la página de la pena capital,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El
            Nuevo Día</i>, April 28, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-apasarlapaginadelapenacapital-1499552.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-apasarlapaginadelapenacapital-1499552.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn36">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn36" href="#_ednref36" name="_edn36"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[36]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Caribbean
Business
          Online Staff, “PR cop killer dodges death penalty,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> Caribbean Business</i>,
          April 12, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/pr-cop-killer-dodges-death-penalty-83186.html">http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/pr-cop-killer-dodges-death-penalty-83186.html</a>.<span
            style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt"> </span>The
          U.S. courts
          operate in the English language, thus excluding the vast
          majority of Puerto
          Ricans from eligibility for jury duty. <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn37">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn37" href="#_ednref37" name="_edn37"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[37]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          “Concilio de Iglesias reanuda vigilias contra pena de muerte,”
          <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Telemundo</i>, March 14,
          2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.telemundopr.com/telenoticias/puerto-rico/Concilio-de-Iglesias-reanuda-vigilias-contra-pena-de-muerte-197962361.html?m=y&smobile=y">http://www.telemundopr.com/telenoticias/puerto-rico/Concilio-de-Iglesias-reanuda-vigilias-contra-pena-de-muerte-197962361.html?m=y&smobile=y</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn38">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn38" href="#_ednref38" name="_edn38"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[38]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Inès
Oulmokhtar,
          “AGM focuses on mental health and progress in the Caribbean,”
          World
          Coalition Against the Death Penalty, May 16, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.worldcoalition.org/agm-abolitionist-death-penalty-caribbean-mental-illness-puerto-rico.html">http://www.worldcoalition.org/agm-abolitionist-death-penalty-caribbean-mental-illness-puerto-rico.html</a>;
EFE,
          “Puerto Rico acogerá reunión anual de Coalición Mundial contra
          Pena de
          Muerte,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Univisión</i>,
          June 10, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://puertorico.univision.com/ultima-hora/puerto-rico/article/2014-06-10/puerto-rico-acogera-reunion-anual">http://puertorico.univision.com/ultima-hora/puerto-rico/article/2014-06-10/puerto-rico-acogera-reunion-anual</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn39">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn39" href="#_ednref39" name="_edn39"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[39]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>José
          A.
          Delgado, “Aprueba la Cámara baja federal pedir cuentas sobre
          Vieques y Culebra:
          La medida incluye lenguaje del congresista Serrano que pide
          informe sobre
          limpieza y armas utilizadas,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo
            Día</i>,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/apruebalacamarabajafederalpedircuentassobre%C2%A0vieques%C2%A0yculebra-1798137.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/apruebalacamarabajafederalpedircuentassobre%C2%A0vieques%C2%A0yculebra-1798137.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn40">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn40" href="#_ednref40" name="_edn40"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[40]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Joel
Cintrón
          Arbasetti, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo de Puerto Rico,
          “Estados
          Unidos demandado ante la OEA por violar derechos humanos en
          Vieques,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Claridad</i>,
          October 1, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=948AF4C4FEA469E2E41891B918739812">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=948AF4C4FEA469E2E41891B918739812</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn41">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn41" href="#_ednref41" name="_edn41"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[41]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          EFE USA, “Avanza ley para que Pentágono informe sobre la
          limpieza de Vieques y
          Culebra,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">EFE</i>, June
          10, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.efe.com/efe/noticias/usa/puerto-rico/avanza-ley-para-que-pentagono-informe-sobre-limpieza-vieques-culebra/5/50034/2340771">http://www.efe.com/efe/noticias/usa/puerto-rico/avanza-ley-para-que-pentagono-informe-sobre-limpieza-vieques-culebra/5/50034/2340771</a>;
Editorial,
          “Reparación de daños en una laguna viequense,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal"> El Nuevo Día</i>, June 15, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-reparaciondedanosenunalagunaviequense-1793466.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-reparaciondedanosenunalagunaviequense-1793466.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn42">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn42" href="#_ednref42" name="_edn42"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[42]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          Juan C. Dávila, Frutos Fílmicos, “Vieques, una batalla
          inconclusa,”
          (documentary film),
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFR79w7u5n8">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFR79w7u5n8</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn43">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn43" href="#_ednref43" name="_edn43"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[43]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          Radio Vieques, launched June 30, 2013: “Public radio WVQR will
          provide
          cultural-educational programming related to the struggles that
          continue in the
          eastern region of Puerto Rico for decontamination, return of
          the lands occupied
          by the U.S. Navy for more than a half-century, as well as for
          the health of the
          communities and sustainable development.”
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.radiovieques.net/">http://www.radiovieques.net/</a>. <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn44">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn44" href="#_ednref44" name="_edn44"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[44]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Editorial,
“Traiciona
          la democracia la prisión de Oscar López,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">El Nuevo Día</i>, June 1, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn45">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn45" href="#_ednref45" name="_edn45"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[45]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>David
Cordero
          Mercado, “La IUPI celebra sus actos de graduación,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Diálogo Digital</i>, June
          11, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://m.dialogodigital.com/index.php/La-IUPI-celebra-sus-actos-de-graduacion.html#.U6OJqJSJHw0">http://m.dialogodigital.com/index.php/La-IUPI-celebra-sus-actos-de-graduacion.html#.U6OJqJSJHw0</a>;
“Más
          de 50 nuevos artistas: Celebran graduación de la Escuela de
          Artes
          Plásticas mientras estudiantes y profesores pedían la
          excarcelación de Oscar
          López Rivera,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo
            Día</i>, June 20,
          2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/masde50nuevosartistas-1797503.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/masde50nuevosartistas-1797503.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn46">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn46" href="#_ednref46" name="_edn46"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[46]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>The
          Stream
          Team, “Puerto Ricans to demonstrate for release of Oscar
          López,”<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> Al Jazeera
            America</i>, November 22, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2013/11/22/puerto-ricans-todemonstrateforreleaseofoscarlopez.html">http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2013/11/22/puerto-ricans-todemonstrateforreleaseofoscarlopez.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn47">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn47" href="#_ednref47" name="_edn47"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[47]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Cándida
Cotto,
          “Miles reclaman a Obama: ‘Navidad con Oscar en casa’,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Claridad</i>, November
          27, 2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=05C39B98083303CBE32006C969B30778">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=05C39B98083303CBE32006C969B30778</a>;
Tatiana
          Pérez Rivera, “Las caras del recorrido: Cabezudos lideran la
          petición
          de excarcelación del preso político boricua que lleva 32 años
          en EEUU,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          November 23, 2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/lascarasdelrecorrido-1650130.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/lascarasdelrecorrido-1650130.html</a>. <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn48">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn48" href="#_ednref48" name="_edn48"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[48]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Puerto
Rico:
          Total éxito de la marcha por la liberación de Oscar López, <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Contra Injerencia</i>,
          November 24, 2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.contrainjerencia.com/?p=78090">http://www.contrainjerencia.com/?p=78090</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn49">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn49" href="#_ednref49" name="_edn49"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[49]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Editorial,
“Obama,
          Excarcele Ya a Oscar López,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El
            Nuevo Día</i>, November 23, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-obamaexcarceleyaaoscarlopez-1650144.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-obamaexcarceleyaaoscarlopez-1650144.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn50">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn50" href="#_ednref50" name="_edn50"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[50]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Maestras
piden
          excarcelación de Oscar López,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Univisión</i>,
          November 24, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://puertorico.univision.com/ultima-hora/puerto-rico/video/2013-11-24/mestras-piden-excarcelacion-oscar-lopez">http://puertorico.univision.com/ultima-hora/puerto-rico/video/2013-11-24/mestras-piden-excarcelacion-oscar-lopez</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn51">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn51" href="#_ednref51" name="_edn51"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[51]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Mujeres
en
          el mundo de las artes por la libertad de Oscar,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Claridad</i>, August 27, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=85974F889D019B3046DE4D08D14DF2C6">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=85974F889D019B3046DE4D08D14DF2C6</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn52">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn52" href="#_ednref52" name="_edn52"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[52]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>En
          Rojo,
          “32 niñas exigen la excarcelación del prisonero político Oscar
          López Rivera,”<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Claridad</i>,
          December 30, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=9FECCAB3B654EC73A8257C91E1ED48C8">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=9FECCAB3B654EC73A8257C91E1ED48C8</a>.<span
            style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span><o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn53">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn53" href="#_ednref53" name="_edn53"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[53]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Andre
          Lee
          Muñiz, “33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar In The Bronx,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">La Respuesta</i>, May 1, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://larespuestamedia.com/33-mujeres-nyc-x-oscar-in-the-bronx/">http://larespuestamedia.com/33-mujeres-nyc-x-oscar-in-the-bronx/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn54">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn54" href="#_ednref54" name="_edn54"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[54]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Donde
          respira
          el mar,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          September 14,
          2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/cartadeoscarlopezdonderespiraelmar-1595817.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/cartadeoscarlopezdonderespiraelmar-1595817.html</a>;
“‘Where
          the Sea Breathes’: A Letter from Puerto Rican Political
          Prisoner Oscar
          López Rivera,”<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> Global
            Voices</i>, posted
          December 9, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/09/where-the-sea-breathes-a-letter-from-puerto-rican-political-prisoner-oscar-lopez-rivera/">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/09/where-the-sea-breathes-a-letter-from-puerto-rican-political-prisoner-oscar-lopez-rivera/</a>.
          <o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn55">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn55" href="#_ednref55" name="_edn55"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[55]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Juan
          R.
          Costa Rivera, “Estela de embarcaciones por la liberación de
          Oscar López
          Rivera,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Noticel</i>,
          May 25, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.noticel.com/noticia/160900/estela-de-embarcaciones-por-la-liberacion-de-oscar-lopez-rivera-galeria.html">http://www.noticel.com/noticia/160900/estela-de-embarcaciones-por-la-liberacion-de-oscar-lopez-rivera-galeria.html</a>;
Rebecca
          Banuchi, “Exigen libertad para Oscar López Rivera por mar y
          tierra,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          May 25, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/exigenlibertadparaoscarlopezriverapormarytierra-1780157.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/exigenlibertadparaoscarlopezriverapormarytierra-1780157.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn56">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn56" href="#_ednref56" name="_edn56"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[56]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“33
pueblos
          en 33 días por la liberación de Oscar López,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal"> NotiUno</i>, April 22, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://notiuno.com/33-pueblos-en-33-dias-por-la-liberacion-de-oscar-lopez/">http://notiuno.com/33-pueblos-en-33-dias-por-la-liberacion-de-oscar-lopez/</a>;
Elliot
          Castro, “Deportistas por la libertad de Oscar,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">Claridad</i>, June 18, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=D6928CF5A6C2E17B9DA8A1B8925229C6">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=D6928CF5A6C2E17B9DA8A1B8925229C6</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn57">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn57" href="#_ednref57" name="_edn57"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[57]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          Edgar Torres, “Cayeyanos reclaman la libertad de Oscar López
          Rivera,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Inter News
            Service</i>, May 5, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://mprnoticias.com/2014/05/05/cayeyanos-reclaman-la-libertad-de-oscar-lopez-rivera/">http://mprnoticias.com/2014/05/05/cayeyanos-reclaman-la-libertad-de-oscar-lopez-rivera/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn58">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn58" href="#_ednref58" name="_edn58"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[58]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          e.g.,
          Brenda I. Peña López, “Claman desde San Lorenzo por la
          liberación de Oscar
          López: Un centenar de personas se unió a la Caminata Nacional
          33 en 33 X
          Oscar,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          April 28, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/clamandesdesanlorenzoporlaliberaciondeoscarlopez-1762264.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/clamandesdesanlorenzoporlaliberaciondeoscarlopez-1762264.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn59">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn59" href="#_ednref59" name="_edn59"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[59]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Michelle
Estrada
          Torres, “Reclaman excarcelación de Oscar López al cumplir 33
          años
          preso,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Primera Hora</i>,
          May 29, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/nota/reclamanexcarcelaciondeoscarlopezalcumplir33anospreso-1012554/">http://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/nota/reclamanexcarcelaciondeoscarlopezalcumplir33anospreso-1012554/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn60">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn60" href="#_ednref60" name="_edn60"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[60]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Cyber
News,
          “Senado aprueba resolución por Oscar López,”<i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal"> Radio Isla 1320</i>, May 29, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.radioisla1320.com/?p=38221">http://www.radioisla1320.com/?p=38221</a>; Jorge Gelpí Pagán,
          “Resolución en el
          Senado por Oscar López,” WAPA TV, May 30, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.wapa.tv/noticias/politica/resolucion-en-el-senado-por-oscar-lopez_20131122240506.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WapatvNoticias+(WAPA.TV%3A+Noticias)">http://www.wapa.tv/noticias/politica/resolucion-en-el-senado-por-oscar-lopez_20131122240506.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WapatvNoticias+(WAPA.TV%3A+Noticias)</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn61">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn61" href="#_ednref61" name="_edn61"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[61]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Editorial,
“Traiciona
          la democracia la prisión de Oscar López,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">El Nuevo Día</i>, June 1, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn62">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn62" href="#_ednref62" name="_edn62"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[62]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>See,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.unionfacts.com/union/AFL-CIO">http://www.unionfacts.com/union/AFL-CIO</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn63">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn63" href="#_ednref63" name="_edn63"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[63]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“AFLCIO
reclama
          liberación de Oscar López Rivera: Se une a la campaña a favor
          de
          excarcelar al prisionero político puertorriqueño,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">El Nuevo Día</i>, September 11, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/aflcioreclamaliberaciondeoscarlopezrivera-1593736.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/aflcioreclamaliberaciondeoscarlopezrivera-1593736.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn64">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn64" href="#_ednref64" name="_edn64"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[64]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>The
          Rev.
          Geoffrey Black and the Rev. Linda Jaramillo, “Commentary: A
          Word on Freedom,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">United
            Church of Christ News</i>, December
          15, 2013,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.ucc.org/news/commentary-freedom-Oscar-Lopez-Rivera.html">http://www.ucc.org/news/commentary-freedom-Oscar-Lopez-Rivera.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn65">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn65" href="#_ednref65" name="_edn65"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[65]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Zaira
Cortés
          García, “Calle 13 marcha en NYC por libertad de Oscar López
          Rivera: René
          Pérez, vocalista del grupo, encabezó una caminata de más de
          una hora a lo largo
          del Puente de Williamsburg junto a líderes comunitarios y
          activistas,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El
            Diario/La Prensa</i>, November 24, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.eldiariony.com/rene-perez-vocalista-calle-13-marcha-nyc-libertad-preso-politico-oscar-lopez-rivera">http://www.eldiariony.com/rene-perez-vocalista-calle-13-marcha-nyc-libertad-preso-politico-oscar-lopez-rivera</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
      </div>
      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn66">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn66" href="#_ednref66" name="_edn66"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[66]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Vivian
          Yee
          and Julie Turkewitz, “A Proud Swirl of Sound and Spectacle:
          After Scandal,
          Puerto Rican Day Parade Goes ‘Back to Its Roots’,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">New York Times</i>, June 8, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/nyregion/after-scandal-puerto-rican-day-parade-goes-back-to-its-roots.html?_r=1#">http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/nyregion/after-scandal-puerto-rican-day-parade-goes-back-to-its-roots.html?_r=1#</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn67" href="#_ednref67" name="_edn67"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[67]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“El
desfile
          nacional puertorriqueño rinde homenaje a oscar lópez rivera
          como
          patriota boricua,” National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc.,
          April 29, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.nprdpinc.org/el-desfile-nacional-puertorriqueno-rinde-homenaje-oscar-lopez-rivera-como-patriota-boricua/#more-559">http://www.nprdpinc.org/el-desfile-nacional-puertorriqueno-rinde-homenaje-oscar-lopez-rivera-como-patriota-boricua/#more-559</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn68">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn68" href="#_ednref68" name="_edn68"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[68]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Diaspora-wide
Demonstrations
          for Oscar López Rivera’s Freedom,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:
            normal">La Respuesta</i>, May 29, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://larespuestamedia.com/olr-33-anniversary/">http://larespuestamedia.com/olr-33-anniversary/</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn69">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn69" href="#_ednref69" name="_edn69"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[69]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>José
          A.
          Delgado, “Presidente Mujica: ‘Puerto Rico es una de las
          naciones de América
          Latina’: Revela además que intervino a favor del prisionero
          político
          puertorriqueño Oscar López,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El Nuevo Día</i>,
          May 12, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/presidentemujicapuertoricoesunadelasnacionesdeamericalatina-1771720.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/presidentemujicapuertoricoesunadelasnacionesdeamericalatina-1771720.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn70" href="#_ednref70" name="_edn70"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times
                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[70]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>“Presidente
Maduro
          abogó por libertad del luchador puertoriqueño Oscar López
          Rivera,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Correo del
            Orinoco</i>, May 29, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve/politica/presidente-maduro-abogo-por-libertad-luchador-puertoriqueno-oscar-lopez-rivera/">http://www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve/politica/presidente-maduro-abogo-por-libertad-luchador-puertoriqueno-oscar-lopez-rivera/</a>.<span
            style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt"> </span>Indeed,
          on the 33<sup>rd</sup>
          anniversary of his arrest, the editorial in Puerto Rico’s main
          daily newspaper
          had this to say: “The government of the United States is
          morally impeded from
          intervening on behalf of any political prisoner, in any place
          in the world,
          while the president continues to mock the memory of Mandela,
          violate civil and
          political rights and Oscar’s right to freedom.” Editorial,
          “Traiciona la
          democracia la prisión de Oscar López,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">El
            Nuevo Día</i>, June 1, 2014,
          <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html">http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html</a>.
See
          also, Mariano Volcovich, “El Mandela americano: El
          puertorriqueño lleva 33
          años detenido en Estados Unidos por reclamar la independencia
          de su país. Por
          qué Rigoberta Menchú, Maravilla Martínez y Calle 13, entre
          otras
          personalidades, piden por él,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Revista
            Veintitrés</i>, June 20, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.infonews.com/2014/06/20/mundo-150376-el-mandela-americano.php">http://www.infonews.com/2014/06/20/mundo-150376-el-mandela-americano.php</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn71" href="#_ednref71" name="_edn71"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
                    Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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                    New
                    Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;
                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[71]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>CyberNews,
“Hija
          de Oscar López Rivera regresa de Cuba con distinción solidaria
          para el preso
          boricua,” <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Noticel,</i>
          September 22,
          2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://noticel.com/noticia/148477/hija-de-oscar-lopez-rivera-regresa-de-cuba-con-distincion-solidaria-para-el-preso-boricua.html">http://noticel.com/noticia/148477/hija-de-oscar-lopez-rivera-regresa-de-cuba-con-distincion-solidaria-para-el-preso-boricua.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn72">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
            style="mso-endnote-id:edn72" href="#_ednref72" name="_edn72"
            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
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                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[72]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Ricardo
Alarcón
          de Quesada, “El Mandela de Obama,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Claridad</i>,
          September18, 2013,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=F8687F14FF42BBFE654BAC81BAC28001">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=F8687F14FF42BBFE654BAC81BAC28001</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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      <div style="mso-element:endnote" id="edn73">
        <p class="MsoEndnoteText"
          style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none"><a
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            title=""><sup><span style="mso-special-character:footnote"><!--[if !supportFootnotes]--><sup><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New
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                    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">[73]</span></sup><!--[endif]--></span></sup></a>Oscar
López
          Rivera, “Al cumplir mis 71,” <i
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Claridad</i>,
          January 13, 2014,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=7C36928CBBEC7113F666D16227800DD8">http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=7C36928CBBEC7113F666D16227800DD8</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Closing"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Signature"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="0" SemiHidden="true"
   UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="Default Paragraph Font"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text Indent"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="List Continue"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="List Continue 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="List Continue 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="List Continue 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="List Continue 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Message Header"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="11" QFormat="true" Name="Subtitle"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Salutation"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Date"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text First Indent"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text First Indent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Note Heading"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text Indent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Body Text Indent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Block Text"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Hyperlink"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="FollowedHyperlink"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="22" QFormat="true" Name="Strong"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="20" QFormat="true" Name="Emphasis"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Document Map"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Plain Text"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="E-mail Signature"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Top of Form"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Bottom of Form"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Normal (Web)"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Acronym"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Address"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Cite"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Code"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Definition"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Keyboard"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Preformatted"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Sample"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Typewriter"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="HTML Variable"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Normal Table"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="annotation subject"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="No List"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Outline List 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Outline List 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Outline List 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Simple 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Simple 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Simple 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Classic 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Classic 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Classic 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Classic 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Colorful 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Colorful 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Colorful 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Columns 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Columns 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Columns 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Columns 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Columns 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 7"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Grid 8"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 7"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table List 8"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table 3D effects 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table 3D effects 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table 3D effects 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Contemporary"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Elegant"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Professional"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Subtle 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Subtle 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Web 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Web 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Web 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Balloon Text"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="Table Grid"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true"
   Name="Table Theme"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" Name="Placeholder Text"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="1" QFormat="true" Name="No Spacing"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" Name="Revision"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="34" QFormat="true"
   Name="List Paragraph"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="29" QFormat="true" Name="Quote"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="30" QFormat="true"
   Name="Intense Quote"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" Name="Light Shading Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" Name="Light List Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" Name="Light Grid Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" Name="Dark List Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" Name="Colorful List Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 6"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="19" QFormat="true"
   Name="Subtle Emphasis"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="21" QFormat="true"
   Name="Intense Emphasis"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="31" QFormat="true"
   Name="Subtle Reference"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="32" QFormat="true"
   Name="Intense Reference"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="33" QFormat="true" Name="Book Title"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="37" SemiHidden="true"
   UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="Bibliography"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" SemiHidden="true"
   UnhideWhenUsed="true" QFormat="true" Name="TOC Heading"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="41" Name="Plain Table 1"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="42" Name="Plain Table 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="43" Name="Plain Table 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="44" Name="Plain Table 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="45" Name="Plain Table 5"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="40" Name="Grid Table Light"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="46" Name="Grid Table 1 Light"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="47" Name="Grid Table 2"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="48" Name="Grid Table 3"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="49" Name="Grid Table 4"/>
  <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="50" Name="Grid Table 5 Dark"/>
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