Calle 13 Returns to Puerto Rico for Historic Concert Call Made for Oscar López Rivera’s Freedom


On Saturday, December 13, more than 25,000 people, mostly youth, gathered to hear a two-hour concert by Puerto Rican and internationally acclaimed band, Calle 13. This was the first concert that Calle 13, composed of Rene Perez (El Residente), Eduardo Cabra (El Visitante), and Ileana Cabra (PG-13), has held in Puerto Rico in three years. It was indeed a homecoming moment. Using the stage as a forum, Rene called attention to the many socioeconomic and political issues facing the island. At one moment, he introduced Carlos Muñiz, the son of the assassinated patriot, Cuban-born, Carlos Muñiz Varela. In a letter addressed to the FBI, Carlos called for the relevation of the truth regarding the many political assassinations against the Puerto Rican independence movement. He also made a call for the release of the Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera, which was received by thousands present with a resounding applause.

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