Luis Rosa Perez is a former US held Puerto Rican political prisoner of war. He served almost 20 in US prisons for fighting to free Puerto Rico from the colonial relationship it’s had with the US since 1898. In 1999 a group of Puerto Rican political prisoners and prisoners of war were given clemency by President Clinton. Luis Rosa Perez was among them. Sacrifice Without Hesitation is his story. This is part four of an ongoing weekly documentary web series.
In this episode Luis speaks about his political development and how he felt like joining the clandestine armed movement came out of his ongoing commitment to free Puerto Rico from US colonialism. He also speaks about the ramifications of that decision and the hardship it brought not only to himself but to his family and friends. Despite the pain and difficulty of living in clandestinity and then going to prison for almost twenty years, Luis feels that it was worth it and if he had to do it all over again, he would, a thousand times over if necessary…