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Cuba to Submit United Nations Resolution on Puerto Rico's Colonial Status

Havana, June 15 (RHC)-- Cuba will again present at the United Nations a draft resolution on the colonial status of Puerto Rico, a gesture ratifying the commitment of Cuba to that sister Caribbean nation.

The document will be submitted to the Special Decolonization Committee on June 22nd, said multilateral affairs and international law official Juana Elena Ramos.

The draft resolution reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of Puerto Rico to their self-determination and independence, and calls on the U.S. government to assume its responsibility in this process so that Puerto Ricans enjoy their rights.

The document also urges Washington to release political prisoner Oscar Lopez, a 71-year-old Puerto Rican independence fighter who has been confined to U.S. prison cells for over 34 year.

The UN Decolonization Committee has already adopted 33 resolutions and decisions on the issue of Puerto Rico, all submitted by Cuba over the past 15 years.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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