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      Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques
      Apartado 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
      Tel. 787 741-0716 Fax 741-0358 E mail: bieke@...
      http://www.prorescatevieques.org http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bieke_pr/

      5 de junio de 2004 Comunicado de Prensa

      Ex candidato presidencial de EU - Dr. Howard Dean - visita a vieques

      El Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques (CPRDV) coordinó el diálogo que sostuvo el ex candidato presidencial del Partido Demócrata de EU, Dr. Howard Dean - Gobernador de Vermont - con pacientes de cáncer, desobedientes civiles, pescadores, doctores y veteranos - todos viequenses - sobre los graves problemas de la contaminación militar y la crisis de salud que sufren los residentes de la Isla Nena. Miembros de la Comisión de Salud del CPRDV y de la Alianza de Mujeres Viequenses, la Asociación de Pescadores y Veteranos Viequenses por la Paz y un nutrido grupo de residentes de la isla participaron en la conversatoria.

      Portavoces del CPRDV entregaron una carta a Dean (VEASE CARTA ABAJO) agradeciendo la visita y solicitando su ayuda para colocar el tema de Vieques en la plataforma del Partido Demócrata en momentos cruciales ante las elecciones de noviembre. Los viequenses señalaron que sus reclamos por la descontaminación, la compensación y los servicios de salud que necesitan para los pacientes del cáncer, diabétes y otras enfermedades, son temas prioritarios para millones de votantes hispanos en Estados Unidos.

      En la misiva a Dean el CPRDV agradeció el apoyo a "... nuestra lucha por la paz y nuestro compromiso con la creación de un ambiente saludable para la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad de las futuras generaciones de viequenses."

      La visita del influyente líder demócrata - y posiblemente el próximo Secreatario de Salud y Servicios Humanos bajo la presidencia de John Kerry - viene dos semanas después de que una decena de viequenses se reunieran con lideres de la Coalición Nacional de Puerto Rico (EU) y la National Council of La Raza en Washington, DC. Según miembros del CPRDV, estas acciones de cabildeo y las declaraciones recientes del Caucus Hispano congresional a favor de los reclamos viequenses ayudarán a mantener el tema de Vieques en una posición privilegiada en la lista de prioridades entre los votantes hispanos en las próximas elecciones.


      Contacto: Robert Rabin 787 375-0525


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      ENGLISH VERSION


      COMMITTEE FOR THE RESCUE AND DEVELOPMENT OF VIEQUES
      P.O. BOX 1424 VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO 00765
      Tel. (787) 741-0716 Fax (787) 741-0358 E mail: bieke@...
      http://www.prorescatevieques.org http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bieke_pr/

      5 June, 2004 Press Release

      Ex US presidential candidate - Dr. Howard Dean - visits Vieques

      The Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques (CRDV) coordinated the dialogue with ex Democratic Party presidential candidate, Dr. Howard Dean - Governor of Vermont - and Viequense cancer patients, civil disobedients, fishermen, doctors and veterans, about the grave problems of military contamination and the health crisis the residents of Vieques suffer. Members of the CRDV Health Commission and from the Vieques Women's Alliance, Vieques Fisherman's Association and Vieques Veterans for Peace and a solid group of residents of the island participated in the conversation.

      CRDV spokespersons gave Dean a letter (SEE LETTER BELOW) thanking him for the visit and asking his help to place the issue of Vieques on the Democratic Party platform at this critical junture before the November elections. The Viequenses signalled that there demands for decontamination, compensation and the health services needed for cancer patientes, diabetics and other sick people, are priority topics for millions of Hispanic voters in the United States.

      In the letter to Dean the CRDV thanked him for supporting "... our struggle for peace and our committment to create a healthy environment to ensure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for future generations of Viequenses.

      The visit by the influential Democratic leader - and possibly the next Secretary of Health and Human Services in a John Kerry administration - comes two weeks after a group of Viequenses met in Washington,DC with leaders of the National Puerto Rico Coalition and the National Council of La Raza. According to members of the CRDV, these lobbying efforts and recent statements by the congressional Hispanic Caucus in favor of Vieques' demands will help keep Vieques in a priveliged position on the priority list of Hispanic voters in the next elections.


      Contact: Robert Rabin 787 375-0525



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      CPRDV CARTA A DEAN/CRDV LETTER TO DEAN:

      Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques
      (Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques)

      P.O. Box 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765 Tel. 787 741-0716 Fax 787 741-0358 Email: bieke@...


      5 June, 2004



      Dr. Howard Dean

      Democratic Party

      United States of America


      Dear Mr. Dean:

      Thanks greatly for your interest in and visit to Vieques. We ask your help to insure the topic of Vieques and the needs of our community for compensation and services related to the grave health crisis caused here by more than half century of US Navy bombing and other military activities. We also hope you will include, together with these topics, our people's demand for total environmental cleanup of military toxics as part of the Democratic Party's platform at this crucial moment leading to Presidential elections.


      Vieques is a very important topic for the millions of Hispanic voters in the US and we hope you bring this message back to your colleagues in preparation for the upcoming Democratic Party National Convention.


      We thank you in advance for your support of Vieques, our struggle for peace and our determination to create a healthy environment for the life , liberty and pursuit of happiness of future generations of Viequenses.


      Our Sincere Thanks


      Felicita García

      For the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques







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