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Puerto Rican Musician Gilberto Santa Rosa Arrives In Cuba

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Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa arrived in Cuba today to give two concerts, on his 40th tour and his fourth-decade musical career. The first presentation of the Puerto Rican is scheduled for tomorrow at the Josone Varadero Jazz & Salsa Festival, which began this Thursday at the famous Cuban resort.

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Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence reiterated in the UN

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The UN Special Committee on Decolonization reiterated Monday, June 18, Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 1514, on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples

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Puerto Rico continues its struggle for independence

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Even in the midst of the difficult conditions in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, Edwin González, representative of the Puerto Rican Mission to Havana, stressed that his country’s struggle for decolonization continues to be a priority for all those committed to social emancipation.

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A Fifth Column on Fifth Avenue

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This year, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York will be held without the participation of its traditional commercial sponsors. Some of our top Puerto Rican journalists reported that an amplified campaign from conservative sectors and statehood proponents was the key factor responsible for getting several of the sponsors to withdraw from the June 11 event.

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A phone call between brothers

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Oscar López Rivera will be able to fulfill his longstanding wish to see the sea up close once again. He’ll be able to sit on the shore eating pigeon peas, and caressing the face of the independent Puerto Rico he dreams of. He will come to Havana in November, from where he will be able to see the same Caribbean Sea, but this time from a free land.

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36 years later, Oscar López returns to his hometown

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After serving 36 years in prison in the United States, Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera held an emotional encounter with residents of his hometown, San Sebastián del Pepino, a mountainous region located in the center of the island.

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Message from Army General Raúl Castro to Oscar López Rivera

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Accept my fraternal congratulations in the name of the Cuban Party, government, and people, who share the joy of your liberation.

History will not forget your determination and loyalty to the cause of Puerto Rican independence, which is essential to Our America.

We await you in Cuba, with all the honors and affection you deserve, whenever it may be possible for you.

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Oscar López Rivera arrives in Puerto Rico

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U.S. prison authorities transferred the political prisoner Oscar López Rivera to his native country yesterday, February 9, after spending 35 years and eight months in U.S. penitentiaries, the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día reported.

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Cuban 5 member calls for solidarity with U.S. political prisoners

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A member of the Cuban five, Rene Gonzalez, who spent 15 years as a political prisoner in the U.S., has launched a campaign to remember “prisoners of conscience” held in U.S. jails in response to a similar campaign launched last week by United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. On December 10, Power

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Change in Puerto Rico

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There are times when it looks as if nothing is happening and then suddenly new events are unleashed; but while the in-depth situation makes a turn-around, even the best analysts may take time to notice it. And when their appreciations are absorbed by routine, even the left fails to escape from this trend. This is the case of what is happening with Puerto Rico now, where reality has created a dynamic that is entirely new in quality, but which even certain anti-colonialists have yet to notice.