- Posted September 5, 2013 by
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Puerto Rican veterans angry about displacement of Veterans Advocate
Veterans are up in arms and feel they have been ignored and discriminated against by his actions. "We deserve to be heard and he hasn't met with any of us veterans since he took office and has ignored many of our request our invitations.", explained a veteran.
Island Veterans warned today that the dismissal of Attorney Augustine Montañez, is putting the Government in jepoardy of loosing $ 770 million that former combatants invest in the local economy.
At a press conference on september 3rd at the Veterans Memorial, which stands on the south side of the Capitol, the veterans said in a written statement that the objective of protest "is to bring a message to the governor Alejandro García Padilla to respect and honor the rights of veterans."
During 1947, World War II Puerto Rican veterans marched in front of the Capitol, demanding appropriate legislation recognizing the rights of the veterans.
On Friday, 6 of september from 8:00am to 10:00am, all Puerto Rican veterans will meet in front of the Capitol in San Juan to demand the governor stop the abuse with not only the citicens of Puerto Rico but its veterans whose numbers are over 110,000 on the island.
The López Cabrera or the governor have not made an effort to meet with the veterans.