Resolution on Puerto Rico

BUENOS AIRES COUNCIL - Shaping Change, 25-26 June 1999

Original: Spanish

The Council of the Socialist International, meeting in Buenos Aires on 25-26 June 1999, expresses its solidarity with and support for Senator Rubén Berrios Martínez, President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, PIP, a Co-Chair of the SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, who since 8 May has been carrying out uninterruptedly and at great risk to his own security and personal freedom a peaceful campaign of civil disobedience on land occupied by the United States Navy on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques in protest against the bombing practices that are carried out there to the great detriment of the peace and security of the population of the territory and to further the demand for the return of the land occupied by the Navy to the people of Puerto Rico.