Puerto Rican Band Calle 13 plays in Havana’s “Anti-Imperialist” Plaza: hails Castro, bashes U.S. , disses Cuban-Americans
Before the concert, Rene Perez remarked that anti-Castro Cuban-Americans living in Florida denouncing the band’s appearance “are going to come at us, be all over us, but it’s all the same to us.”
Wearing the same shirts as those worn by Cuba’s national baseball team while Perez performed stripped to the waist, the band played “Querido FBI” – “Dear FBI” – dedicated to Filberto Ojeda Rios, the alleged leader of a radical Puerto Rican nationalist group accused of using stolen money to bankroll bombings and other militant actions.....
“He was a good boricua [Puerto Rican],” Perez told the audience. “And they killed him.”
Perez also railed against America’s policy toward Cuba, shouting obscenities at the U.S. diplomatic mission located behind the plaza.
In fact, Perez has a point. For the sake of my paycheck, I dearly wish Puerto Rico were utterly free of "yankee imperialism!" For it's first 59 years of independence, what did Cuba have in common with Puerto Rico?
Well, as Edwin Starr sang: "ABSOLUTELY 'NOTHIN! "
But nowadays, thanks to Castro, the pesthole known as Cuba much more closely resembles (income-wise) the pesthole known as Puerto Rico, with a major difference: Calle 13's co-citizens suck billions a year from working Americans in various forms of welfare payments.
I say give the Puerto Rican Nationailists their way! "Down with Yankee-imperialism!" Give this pestiferous-tax-gobbling protectorate its independence!.....Then as Perez' fellow huddled masses prepare to flee northwest--strictly enforce the U.S. immigration laws.
Howze DAT, Mr Rene Perez?