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Day Of Solidarity With The People Of Puerto Rico
Maker: Organización de Solidaridad de los Pueblos de Africa, Asia y América Latina (OSPAAAL); Ernesto Padron; Faustino Perez
Date Made: 1969
Place Made: Cuba: Havana
Measurements: 53.34 cm x 34.29 cm; 21 in x 13 1/2 in
Main Subject: Puerto Rico (Latin America: Caribbean and Central America); Corporations
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Town De Puerto Rico Caribbean Airways GEM de Puerto Rico Department Store Bates Supermarkets Gulf Sears World Comm Via Franklin's Jornada De Solidaridad Con El Pueblo De Puerto Rico (23 De Septiembre) Day Of Solidarity With The People Of Puerto Rico (September 23) Journee De Solidarite Avec Le Peuple De Puerto Rico (Le 23 Septiembre) OSPAAAL [Arabic text]
Acquisition Number: 1992-099
Translation: Day Of Solidarity With The People Of Puerto Rico
Production Notes: See notepad for annotation sources for annotation: C. Wells and 9pg 365-Strick book on OSPAAAL
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Annotation The flame emitting from an indigenous pre-Columbian carving, burns up US corporate logos. Cuba and Puerto Rico share a strong identification as they were the last remaining colonies of Spain in the Western hemisphere, long after the rest of Central and South American gained their independence. Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States for more than a century. 13 U.S. military bases occupy over one tenth of this small island. 150 of the largest U.S. corporations benefit from extremely favorable customs, financial and wage conditions. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico remains dependent on U.S. aid. Over half the food needed by the island has to be imported; unemployment is extremely high and two thirds of the population are living below the official poverty line.