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DEC 06, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Puerto Rico Is A Colony Like Palestine, Calle 13 Frontman Says

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The frontman for the Grammy-winning Puerto Rican hip-hop outfit Calle 13 said Thursday that he sees similarities between the political situation of Palestinians and those of his own people. Speaking to The Associated Press in Bethlehem, where he is shooting the band's latest music video, Rene Perez said Puerto Ricans were linked to Palestinians "because we are a colony of the United States. Here you have the situation with Israel." Perez, also known as Residente, added that Puerto Rico and the Palestinians both have "cosmetic" governments. "Here most people want ... Read More

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