Robert Rabin reminded us yesterday that “Tito Kayak” had made it to Guadeloupe on Tuesday night, July 17, 2012, having left Dominica at 7:13 that morning. Environmentalist Alberto “Tito Kayak” de Jesús is on an ocean journey by kayak from Venezuela to Puerto Rico, an action to bring attention to demands of the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the United States for the past 31 years. [See previous post Puerto Rican Environmentalist/Activist “Tito Kayak” Reaches Carriacou on His 1,400-Mile Kayak Voyage.]
In Dominica, “Tito Kayak” met with the Kalinago community, where he spoke about his voyage and participated in welcoming events. In Guadeloupe, where he was received by activist Marina Rajewsky, he spoke at a press conference. Meanwhile, Carlos Pérez returned to Puerto Rico; who is part of the team and who will be sharing, in advance, videos and the astounding experiences that the activist has lived during this tour.
Kayak has already rowed about 500 of over 1,100 nautical miles since he left Punta Macuro, Venezuela, on June 21, on his heroic voyage to Puerto Rico. After achieving this goal, he may very well continue to Santo Domingo, Haiti, Cuba, and the U.S. on his quest to bring attention to the plight of 68 year-old Oscar López Rivera. If López Rivera is not released by President Barack Obama, he must wait 13 years for his next hearing with the Parole Board.
[Image above shows Kayak’s projected trajectory. The second photo shows his distributing flags to the Kalinago community in Dominica.]
For real-time view of Tito Kayak’s trajectory, see http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0tO0ujFu0K4ZqHv9bosgeggAgeCyMGAOD
Also see article (in Spanish) http://www.elnuevodia.com/titokayakdicequehacrecidoespiritualmentedurantesutravesiaporelcaribe-1301414.html