Puerto Rico has been part of the US for 125 years, but its future remains contested

Tue, 15 Aug 2023 04:25:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"In the 125 years since U.S. troops invaded Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898,
during the Spanish-American War, the U.S. government has controlled the island
militarily, politically and economically – with no end in sight or, for Puerto
Rico, a clear path to statehood.

That has been an issue of contention for many Puerto Ricans living on the
island and stateside.

As I have documented in my 2017 book “Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to
Know,” the island of nearly 3.3 million people has a peculiar position in Latin
American and Caribbean countries because of its dependent relationship with the

Technically, Puerto Rico is an “unincorporated territory” that legally belongs
to but is not a part of the United States."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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