a year ago was the first time that I had ever in my life traveled to the island and it was after Obama’s announcement that he would be signing the PROMESA act enforcing a dictatorship over the island. At that time I had become a member of an organization created in the Bronx in response to this dictatorship. Our group was one of the many from the island to the diaspora that called for a mass action to denounce Obama’s decisions. On August 31, 2016 thousands of Boricuas from the island as well as the diaspora took the streets of Condado Plaza to block a convention that was taking place in celebration of the PROMESA act and how hedge fund managers could benefit from this law. We showed up in masses blocking the bridge to enter condado, we blocked the all streets leading in to the plaza, we formed human chains blocking the entrances of the hotels, people even made it inside to protest from within, even a few intense face off’s with the police. I was 28 years old and never participated in anything like this in my life, but every bone in my body told me I needed to show face for our motherland. It’s never to late to get involved, it’s never to late to stand and fight, it’s never to late to learn, it’s never to late to let your voice be heard.
Puñeta amo a mi matria, pero amo mas lxs almas bella que luchan por ella!