lunes, 16 de junio de 2014

Calle 13 Honored By NYC As Band Demands Political Prisoner's Release

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-East Harlem) honored one of the most popular anti-imperialist bands in the U.S. on Friday as the group?s frontman donned a T-shirt demanding freedom for a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist viewed by many of the island?s residents as a political prisoner.

At Gracie Mansion ahead of Sunday?s Puerto Rican Day Parade, the elected officials bestowed René Pérez and Eduardo José Martínez of Latin hip-hop group Calle 13 with a proclamation praising the group for "igniting minds, imaginations, and conversations around the world." It would have seemed an odd sight just a few months ago, during the city's more conservative Bloomberg administration.


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