Bankrupt Puerto Ricans flood San Juan demanding decolonization

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https://www.rt.com/usa/347321-us-decolonization-protests-rico/

Ahead of next week’s visit by the UN decolonization committee and buried in economic debt, some 500 activists with the Puerto Rico independence movement took to the streets of Old San Juan to demand freedom from US rule.

There were two purposes to the Saturday march, according to Liliana Laboy, one of the members of the Independentista Roundtable, speaking to EFE: “To insist that it’s time to start the decolonization process that will bring us independence, and to support the hearings this Monday.”

The country is a US Commonwealth, meaning it enjoys independence in most issues, but still answers to Washington on matters of foreign relations. The United Nations has been looking at its decolonization since 1962, and has issued a total of 34 resolutions in favor of it.

The UN’s Special Committee on Decolonization is to arrive at the start of the week.

“It’s past time to shed the trickery of the US and the UN General Assembly, when they said that Puerto Rico was decolonized and we were taken off the list of non-autonomous territories,” Laboy said.

The country is also in the throes of an economic crisis with more than $72 billion in debt and a poverty rate of 45 percent. Two weeks ago the House of Representatives said it would take action to address the issue. A bipartisan bill was passed that would appoint a federal oversight committee to steer the US territory out of its fiscal crisis.

It’s up to the Senate now to ratify PROMESA (The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act) ahead of the July 1 due date for its $2 billion debt payment. However, the bill essentially prioritizes the interests of vulture funds and other bondholders.

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decolonization eh?

and the UN has a department to help you if required!

“The United Nations has been looking at its decolonization since 1962, and has issued a total of 34 resolutions in favor of it. The UN’s Special Committee on Decolonization is to arrive at the start of the week.”

since 1962?

talk about procrastination..

“The country is also in the throes of an economic crisis with more than $72 billion in debt and a poverty rate of 45 percent.”

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~ by seeker401 on June 21, 2016.

2 Responses to “Bankrupt Puerto Ricans flood San Juan demanding decolonization”

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  2. “Bankrupt Puerto Ricans flood San Juan demanding decolonization” odd enough they are also fleeing Puerto Rico and flooding the US, where they seek to be decolonized from…. and since 1962? Poor blokes had better rethink their strategy.

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