Under Chapter XI, Article 73 (b) of the U.N. charter, the United States is obligated to the following, with respect to Puerto Rico:
“To develop self-government, to take due account of the political aspirations of the peoples, and to assist them in the progressive development of their free political institutions, according to the particular circumstances of each territory and its peoples and their varying stages of advancement.”
But this applies ONLY if Puerto Rico is a “non-self-governing territory.”
Thanks to the so-called “Commonwealth” status created in 1952, the US alleged that Puerto Rico was no longer a “colony” nor a “territory” of the US…and the UN went along with it.
In their 459th plenary meeting on November 27, 1953, the U.N. declared that Puerto Rico was no longer a “Non-Self-Governing Territory,” but rather an “autonomous political entity” with “political sovereignty.”
Here is the U.N. declaration. The key language is found in paragraphs 5 and 6.
But all of that ended in December 2015 and January 2016.
US GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT PUERTO RICO IS A COLONY
During those months, in the Supreme Court case of Puerto Rico v. Sánchez Valle, the Obama administration filed papers and testified that, from 1898 until today, Puerto Rico has been and continues to be, a DEPENDANT TERRITORIAL POSSESSION of the US.
In other words, the President of the United States and the US federal government have gone on record, stating that Puerto Rico is a COLONY of the US.
This is a clear and specific repudiation of the November 27, 1953 declaration of the UN.
No doubt, the US Supreme Court will try to have it both ways. They will resolve the Sánchez Valle double jeopardy issues in favor of the Obama administration…yet allege that Puerto Rico is still an “autonomous” and “sovereign” nation.
This political double-talk is nakedly transparent.
THE U.S. IS LOSING ITS MORAL AUTHORITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
The imposition of a Financial Control Board over Puerto Rico, with veto power over every law and every budget submitted by the so-called “Commonwealth” government, will soon remove any vestige of “autonomy” or “self-government” in Puerto Rico.
The Sánchez Valle language of the Obama administration, and the de facto dictatorship of the Financial Control Board, prove that the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, and the Supremacy and Territorial clauses of the U.S. Constitution, all agree that Puerto Rico is a TERRITORIAL POSSESSION of the U.S.
In other words, a COLONY.
Therefore, Puerto Rico must be placed on the U.N. list of non-self-governing territories.
The world is beginning to see this.
The Conferencia Permanente de Partidos Políticos de América Latina (COPPAL) is an international human rights organization. Its members represent 62 political parties and 29 nations, from all around the world.
Last week, at its annual conference, COPPAL demanded that the U.N. recognize the colonial status of Puerto Rico.
COPPAL also demanded that the U.S. put an end to this status.
It is too late for political double-talk. No one is being fooled by it.
Unless the US ends its colonial regime in Puerto Rico, it will lose its moral authority throughout the world, as a defender of “freedom and democracy.”
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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