Original: Spanish

The Council of the Socialist International, meeting in San José, Costa Rica, on 23-24 January 2012, endorses the resolution adopted by the SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean in its meeting in Bucaramanga, Colombia, on 30-31 May 2011, which agreed:

To support the current call of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation for the General Assembly to examine the colonial case of Puerto Rico, as well as their call for the liberation of Puerto Rican patriots in jail in the United States, one of whom, Oscar López, will this year reach 31 years of imprisonment.

To express at the same time its support for the actions taken by the Puerto Rican Independence Party to ensure that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), include a representation of the Puerto Rican independence movement with the status of Observer.