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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:22 pm

A blog post about what is going down in Peurto Rico.

It has now been more than a year since the historic referendum in which the Puerto Rican people rejected the current political status they have been subjected to for 115 years.  Yet despite their vote to reject colonialism, Puerto Rico is no closer to obtaining sovereignty.

The vote to change the island's political status, which received a decisive 54% majority, barely registered as a blip on the radar in the mainland U.S. news cycle.  There were a few articles reporting the results, but the issue did not manage to register in the larger national political conversation. For many Americans, the problems in Puerto Rico aren't considered America's problems.  But there are 3.6 million Puerto Ricans on the island who are second-class American citizens.

Puerto Ricans are dealing everyday with policies from Washington that impact their lives, policies they have no vote in deciding. Since the election a year ago, here are two significant issues that illustrate the detrimental effects of Puerto Rico's status on its economy.

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Post by Stargate on Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:44 am

I don't know why the big tata about Porto Rico, the entire Caribbean is overpowered in debt.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:09 pm

PR is like Greece Star. They use the US$ and so can't de-value their way out of debt.

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Post by Lenzabi on Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:24 pm

They are boned

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:13 pm

Royally so Len!

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Post by Stargate on Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:52 pm

@Lenzabi wrote:They are boned

In Jamaica we say they are bonified, if there is such a word. Haha.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:57 pm

A Timeline history of Peurto Rico;

http://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/historical-overview/

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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:03 pm

Wow, Empire at it's finest. Very like when the Romans left Britain and the Anglo-Saxons took advantage of the opportunity and moved in.

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