[NY Prison Act] Rafael Cancel Miranda in Cuba
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12 de enero de 2007.
VISIT TO OSPAAAL BY INDEPENDENCE FIGHTER RAFAEL CANEL MIRANDA
I will give my life for Fidel Castro and for Cuba, declared distinguished
Puerto Rican independence fighter, Rafael Cancel Miranda, during a fraternal
meeting that he had on January 12th with members of the Executive
Secretariat of the Organization for Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa,
Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL) and with representatives of parties,
movements and political organizations in Cuba.
Cancel Miranda addressed the current situation in Puerto Rico, especially
focusing on the worsening living conditions faced by the poorest sectors of
the population due to the increase in the cost of basic services,
privatization, and the increase in taxes carried out in order to reduce the
debts owed to the U.S. metropolis. This entire situation has provoked a new
exodus of Puerto Ricans to the United States. The independence fighter
said that the United States has transformed Puerto Rico into a laboratory
for its neoliberal policies.
The local authorities in Puerto Rico have no real power, the true
government is in Washington, said Cancel, who also stated that the Puerto
Rican courts totally subordinate themselves to their counterparts in north
american territory. He also pointed toward the sad fact that a group of
Puerto Rican military personnel is serving at the U.S. Naval Base in
Guantánamo as jailers for the prisoners that are being held their illegally.
Cancel Miranda reiterated that he will refuse to use any document for
purposes of identification or passport that is imposed by the north american
authorities given that this would be recognizing as legal the U.S.
intervention in his country. He expressed his gratitude for the unwavering
solidarity of the government, party and people of Cuba with the cause of
Puerto Rican independence and warned that as long as his country is a colony
the independence and freedom of the rest of the countries of the continent
would be threatened.
Lourdes Cervantes, Director of the Political Department of the OSPAAAL,
expressed her gratitude for the visit of the independence leader and
presented a gift of the poster of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, to Don
Rafael. This poster was recently made by the OSPAAAL to commemorate the
80th birthday of the Comandante of the Cuban Revolution.
Press Department of the OSPAAAL
January 12, 2007.
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