Roberto Medina Interview 5

Sub-Series, Roberto Medina Interview 5
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Roberto Medina discusses his political strategies during the presidential primary campaign of Jesse Jackson in the 1980s. He was in charge of lobbying for Jackson in Puerto Rico and in exchange the Democratic candidate would address the issues of self-determination and the presence of the United States Army in Vieques, PR. Medina traveled to Puerto Rico where he found support from the Popular Party, but also he faced the opposition of the governor of the island. The political activist also reflects about his perception of Puerto Rico’s political status and the United States’ intervention in the political and military conflicts of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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