At New York University on October 21, 2015, journalist Juan Gonzalez provided a master lesson on Puerto Rican history and economics.
Thoughtful and well-researched, his lecture provided an excellent summary of the deepening crisis on the island. Here is the entire lecture:
I disagree with Mr. Gonzalez about “enhanced commonwealth” as a viable solution for Puerto Rico. Sovereignty is the only solution…without the Jones Act, without a Financial Control Board, or Wall Street or hedge funds, or the U.S. Congress breathing down the island’s neck.
But regardless of this one disagreement, this presentation by Juan Gonzalez is one of the most thorough and cogent that I have seen, on the bitter past and present of Puerto Rico.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
Si prefiere ver la página web en español por favor visite: http://www.guerracontratodoslospuertorriquenos.com
From the control of Spain to that of the United States,2016 have we not learned Sovereignty is the only solution.no one is to rule over Puerto Rico.
Many years ago I asked Juan for help in our class action law suit on have of black and Latino teachers and he result following the racist view of his boss,the daily news. With brothers like that who needs enemies
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I fully agree!!!!
“Sovereignty is the only solution…without the Jones Act, without a Financial Control Board, or Wall Street or hedge funds, or the U.S. Congress breathing down the island’s neck.”
An excellent presentation by Mr. Gonzalez..
His book also “Harvest of Empire”, also excellent. Even though I also find Puerto Rico should be sovereign.