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Rafael Cancel Miranda, poet and former political prisoner, speaks about
Puerto Rican independence at the Law School Auditorium yesterday.



Je'well Pearson
Contributing Writer for The South End

Former Puerto Rican political prisoner Rafael Cancel Miranda was welcomed by applause yesterday as he approached the podium at Wayne State's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. Almost 100 people gathered to hear Miranda speak on the fight against U.S colonial rule of Puerto Rico. Miranda said independence is a necessity for his country.

Puerto Rico has been ruled by the U.S. for more 100 years but has its own governor. Miranda argues that is not enough. He said the U.S. controls everything.

"They control our trade," Miranda said. "They control our customs, I want to be free."

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