UN Committee to Ratify Puerto Rican Right to Independence

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UN Committee to Ratify Puerto Rican Right to IndependenceUnited Nations, June 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Decolonization Committee is expected to discuss today the case of Puerto Rico and reaffirm the inalienable right of its people to free self-determination and independence.

Diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina that the meeting will study a draft resolution ratifying that Caribbean country as a Latin America and Caribbean nation with its own unmistakable national identity.

The draft resolution also urges the US Government to assume its responsibility to favor a process that allows the Puerto Rican people to fully exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

The draft resolution, presented by Cuba, denounces actions perpetrated against pro-independence fighters in Puerto Rico and demands from US authorities the devolution of all land occupied in Puerto Rico and facilities in Vieques and Ceiba.

It also demands from President Barack Obama the release of Puerto Rican prisoners Oscar Lopez Rivera and Norberto Gonzalez Claudio.

The Cuban initiative asks the UN General Assembly to examine thoroughly and carefully the Puerto Rican issue.

The decolonization committee has agreed 31 resolutions and decisions on the Puerto Rican issue, the latest 13 of them presented by Cuba and adopted by consensus.

According to a communiqué from the Cuban permanent mission to the UN, the presentation of the new draft resolution shows Havana’s commitment to the Puerto Rican people and their patriots who fought for self-determination and independence.


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