Dictatorship in the Caribbean: the U.S. prepares a “Financial Control Authority” to rule over Puerto Rico

  Recently, three US Senate committees held public hearings on Puerto Rico’s economic crisis: the finance, judiciary, and energy/natural resources committees. After a month of hearings, the Republican chairs of those three committees – Orrin Hatch (Utah), Charles… Read More

Puerto Rico: the oldest colony in the world?

  The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering whether Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory (i.e., a colony) or a sovereign people, with its own independent laws and legislature. There is a highly useful book in this area…. Read More

“Puerto Rico is now a colony!” cries the Governor of Puerto Rico (Part 3)

  The Governor of Puerto Rico continues to cry. He has just discovered that Puerto Rico is a colony…the personal property of the United States. Gov. Garcia Padilla calls this a “shift” in US foreign policy: that until… Read More

The Sharks are Circling Puerto Rico

On September 8, the Governor of Puerto Rico unveiled a “new” economic plan and demanded that creditors “share the burdens of the sacrifices.”  Unfortunately the actual document – the Fiscal and Economic Growth Plan (FEGP) – was low on… Read More

The New Logo of the Statehood Party

In prior editorials, I have explained why statehood for Puerto Rico is nearly impossible: politically, financially, and socially, the US simply does not want it. https://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/2015/07/14/why-puerto-rico-will-not-become-the-51st-state/ The most prominent member of the Statehood party is ex-Governor Luis Fortuño… Read More