Crisis in Puerto Rico: Nelson Denis column in the National Journal

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony
Puerto Rico is finally receiving some attention. 

On July 2, the New York Times called for Jones Act reform: an end to the archaic Law of Cabotage, which has crippled the island’s shipping industry for 95 years. 

Over the past week, ALL of the following issued long, urgent reports about “the crisis in Puerto Rico.”

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

USA Today

CBS News

NBC News

ABC News

Fox News

MSNBC

CNN

Bloomberg News

Huffington Post

Time Magazine

Forbes

Barrons

The Economist

The Guardian

Atlantic Monthly

Al Jazeera America

Daily Kos

Reuters

New Yorker Magazine 

Even presidential candidates have jumped in.

On July 7, Hillary Clinton called for changes in U.S. bankruptcy laws, to enable Puerto Rico to restructure its debt.

Two of Clinton’s rivals – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley – demanded the same bankruptcy changes.

Hillary Clinton campaigns on the island of Puerto Rico

And so, after 117 years of colonial rule, the world is paying attention to the dysfunction in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately for many people, this “attention” is happening too late.

Over the past ten years, more than 400,000 Puerto Ricans fled the island. For the first time in history, there are more Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. mainland (4.7 million) than in Puerto Rico (3.6 million).

They’re moving to New York, North Carolina, Texas, Florida…every state in the Union. In Florida alone, there are now over 1 million Puerto Ricans, roughly 700,000 of them in the Orlando area.

Adaíl Nieves is one of those people. To see his story of hope, and struggle, and ultimately despair…read the column by Nelson Denis in National Journal.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/society/crisis-puerto-rico-exodus-20150706

There are many sad things in this story. National Journal was courageous to publish it.

The saddest thing is that… 

Adaíl’s story is happening all over Puerto Rico.

 

3 Comments on “Crisis in Puerto Rico: Nelson Denis column in the National Journal

  1. Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to US.
    Click on the following link to watch a video about it: http://wn.com/puerto_rico_crisis
    This is what the video does not tell you.
    Puerto Rico is a United States colony since 1898. The only reason for having a colony is to exploit her. That is exactly what the United States Government has done for 118 years. For the details, please consider reading WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS, by Nelson A. Denis.
    It is impossible for Puerto Rico to have a debt at all! The reason why the crisis exists, is because the wealth produced in Puerto Rico goes directly to the United States. Puerto Rico’s situation right now is an accurate picture of what a colony is.
    The United States government is violating international law by maintaining Puerto Rico as its colony. In 1960, the United Nations (UN) declared colonialism a crime against humanity. The UN has issued thus far 34 resolutions asking the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. It does not want to, because it makes 70 billion!
    What it wants to do eventually is to convert Puerto Rico into a state of the United States, but without a Puerto Ricans majority populating her. So as the US government continues to exploit Puerto Rico, and squeeze the Puerto Ricans out of their homeland, the day will come when it will be possible to repopulate Puerto Rico with the right kind of people. When that happens, Puerto Rico would become the 51st state of the Union.
    This is why, we must continue to protest permanently and peacefully for the immediate decolonization of Puerto Rico, because those who have colonies against international law don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL! http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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  2. Proud to be Puerto Rican American. Live in this beautiful island. We need restructure, change its never to late we lost are path over the years. If plan A doesn’t work let’s go to plan B,C,D,E,F,G that’s why the alphabets go to Z.We need help.

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