Puerto Rico's Colonial Status

Times Front-Pages Puerto Rico: More Doom and Gloom

[Yesterday, I called for the mainstream media, and/or the news section of the New York Times, to make amends for its Deal Book section’s inhumane assessment of the island’s economic problems. Deal Book’s take was that Puerto Rico’s collapsing fortunes was “of outsize importance to the rest of the United States because its debt is widely held […]

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Urban/Global Politics

Puerto Rico: Statehood or Enhanced Partiarchy?

The above is a sequence of Puerto Rico governor Alejandro García Padilla answering questions during last week’s hearing at the Senate Committee of Energy and Natural Resources dedicated to resolving the territorial status of Puerto Rico. (Why that committee? Well Puerto Rico is not a state, nor a sovereign nation. It’s a “natural resource” of […]

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