Carlos Gallisá

Puerto Rican attorney, politician, and independence movement leader Carlos Gallisá Bisbal was born in 1933 and died on December 7, 2018.

He was elected to the House of Representatives as a member of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) in 1972.

Gallisá left the PIP to join the more radical Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) during 1973.

During 1983, he became general secretary of the PSP.

He endured harassment due to his politics, including a firebombing of his law office.

Gallisá testified at the United Nations on the decolonization issue.

In 1993, following the disbanding of the PSP, Gallisá became a leader of the New Puerto Rican Independence Movement and later the Hostosian National Independence Movement.

Gallisá was also a columnist for the newspaper Claridad (“Clarity”) and a regular news commentator on “Fuego Cruzado” (“Crossfire”), a radio program aired by WSKN-AM in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Carlos Gallisá passed away at 85 years old.

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