Nearly 200,000 Puerto Ricans have served in every US war since WWI.
At least 736 died and 6,000 were wounded, defending US interests around the world.
Year after year, the island of Puerto Rico pumps more than $35 billion into the US economy.
There are more Walmarts and Walgreens per square mile in Puerto Rico, than anywhere else on the planet. It is a captive market: the fourth-largest market in the world for US goods.
Puerto Rico is the gift that keeps on giving…but now in 2016, the island is in a deep economic crisis.
A Financial Control Board was formed to extract every ounce of profit, and deliver it to US hedge funds and bondholders.
With all of this, you would think that Puerto Rico would be mentioned once during the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The words “Puerto Rico” and “Puerto Rican” were not mentioned even once during the 90-minute debate. Not by the candidates, or the moderator.
Next year…2017…marks the 100th anniversary of Puerto Ricans as “citizens” of the United States.
But Don Pedro was right.
In their eyes, we don’t even exist.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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