Tito Kayak’s Admirable Voyage

80grados just posted a stunning Photo Gallery by Humberto Trías—entitled “La travesía admirable de Tito Kayak” [Tito Kayak’s Admirable Voyage]—documenting the fascinating voyage Tito Kayak has undertaken.

Environmentalist Alberto “Tito Kayak” de Jesús is on an ocean journey from Venezuela to Puerto Rico, an action to bring attention to demands of the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. De Jesús began paddling a distance of about 1,400 miles, traveling from island to island to seek support for freedom of López Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the United States for the past 31 years. Paddling from Venezuela to Puerto Rico, he has already stopped in St. Kitts, Nevis, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, Bequia, and St. Vincent, among others.

In the beautifully written article entitled “Islas, islas, islas” [Islands, Islands, Islands], Marithelma Costa, presents an in-depth analysis of the activist’s adventures, specific historical  details about the islands he has visited, and the deep significance of this trans-Caribbean voyage at various levels: political, social, and personal.

According to Costa, Kayak will now travel to St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, Anguilla, Anegada, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. John, St. Thomas, Culebra and Vieques (smaller islands belonging to Puerto Rico), and Boriquén (main island of Puerto Rico).

See complete photo gallery at http://www.80grados.net/fotogaleria-por-humberto-trias/

For 80grados’ Facebook page, see http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/80-grados/112464328810145

For full article by Marithelma Costa (in Spanish), see http://www.80grados.net/islas-islas-islas/

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