San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tuesday July 11 2012- Puerto Rican activist Alberto de Jesus "Tito Kayak", currently traveling by kayak from Venezuela to Puerto Rico, departed from the northern end of the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia at about 8:30 this morning. Next stop in this quest is the French colonial possession of Martinique. Once there he will continue as he has done in every stop along his trip, with the campaign for the release of Puerto Rican prisoner of war Oscar Lopez-Rivera,
imprisoned in the United States since 1981 as punishment for his unwavering commitment to Puerto Rico's independence. 69 year old Oscar Lopez-Rivera has spent almost half of his life incarcerated. In February of 2011, he was denied parole and rescheduled for consideration in 15 years
Tito Kayak, already famous for his direct actions for environmental protection, peace and justice since the 1990's, is kayaking the ancient maritime route of the Arawak peoples, hopping island to island from Venezuela to Puerto Rico, to bring international attention to the incarceration of López-Rivera.