BOLIVARIAN ALLIANCE OF THE PEOPLES
OF OUR AMERICA (ALBA)
SPECIAL COMMUNIQUÉ ON PUERTO RICO
Caracas, February 2012
The Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), gathered in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 4 - 5, 2012, expressed their most firm support to the inalienable right of the people of Puerto Rico to self-determination and full independence.
They recalled that Puerto Rico is a Latin-American and Caribbean nation with own and unmistakable identity and history, which right to sovereignty has been violated by the colonial tutelage imposed for over one century.
They emphasized that the cause of independence of Puerto Rico is a matter that concerns the Latin America and the Caribbean region and their political agreement and cooperation bodies, in particular the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CLACS).
They demanded the freedom of political prisoners in jail for fighting in favor of the independence and self-determination of Puerto Rico, among them comrade Oscar López, who has been inhumanly held in jail for over thirty one years.