Remembering Vieques: Anti-Colonial Victory in the 21st Century

Concise summary of fighting American colonialism … Puerto Ricans were able to get the Navy out of Vieques! The USA government didn’t complete their part of the deal. Surprised? Not ..
Rest In Peace: David Sanes. #NeverForgotten … 🇵🇷

Repeating Islands

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teleSUR spoke with Vieques resident and activist Ismael Guadalupe about Puerto Rico’s current and historic battle against U.S. imperialism.
Ismael Guadalupe was a leader in the struggle to get the U.S. Navy out of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The tactics used by the movement led to a historic victory in 2003, when the U.S. Navy was forced to close its military base on the small island and end all exercises and training, including the testing of bombs.
The fight against the U.S. Navy in Vieques is a good example of Puerto Rico’s status as a colony. Could you tell us how Vieques triumphed against colonialism?

Ismael Guadalupe: Years after the U.S. Navy expropriated the best lands in the country, the most important nationalist leader in Puerto Rico, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos slammed the increased destruction of the island of Vieques. He described it as the dismemberment of our nation. Nationalism was experiencing its…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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