|Cuba and Puerto Rico: Example of Unbreakable Friendship|
|Written by ACN|
|Thursday, 24 June 2010 09:43|
HAVANA, Cuba.- The 19th Juan Ruis Rivera Solidarity Brigade from Puerto Rico is currently visiting the island and is staying at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp on the outskirts of Havana where they will do voluntary work in the agricultural sector.
The brigadists will also visit places of economic, cultural and social interests and will get a first-hand look at the reality on the island in addition to meeting with representatives of grassroots, political and student organizations.
This Puerto Rican solidarity organization continues to strengthen their work in favor of the release of the five Cuban political prisoners incarcerated in the US for fighting terrorism.
The visit of the 19th contingent of the Juan Ruis Rivera Brigade coincides with the recent approval of a UN resolution reaffirming the inalienable right of the Puerto Rican people to self determination and independence in compliance with the General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV).
The document was presented by Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, and analyzed by the Special Committee in charge of examining the situation regarding the application of the Declaration in granting the independence of colonial nations and people.
The Cuban representation declared that there are currently a total of 29 resolutions and decisions on the issue of Puerto Rico adopted by the Special Committee during almost 40 years.