The Impossible Dream: US statehood for Puerto Rico

  A recent poll conducted by El Nuevo Dia resulted in 65% support for Puerto Rican statehood, 28% against, and 7% unsure. This “poll” reminds us of the old adage: “There are lies, damn lies, and then there… Read More

Puerto Rico will not be the fifty first state

  Thirty-five years ago Rubén Berríos, the president of the Independence Party of Puerto Rico (PIP) shocked a lot of people. He declared that the two major parties in Puerto Rico (PPD and PNP) were a complete fraud…because… Read More

Why Puerto Rico Will Not Become the 51st State

Puerto Rico is not a “commonwealth.” It is a colony. The US governs its economy, currency, international trade relations, import/export quotas, shipping, consumer prices, judicial code, military, postal system, FCC licensing, and the US congress has plenary jurisdiction… Read More