Category Archives: Commentary

Puerto Rico Should be #51

In a recent article the question was posed “should Puerto Rico be #51?”. A review if the Internet commentary revealed a lack of understanding of the Puerto Rico situation, and an almost universal negativity towards the possibility. If people don’t … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight on the Puerto Rican Plebiscite

I obviously strongly disagree with Mr. Cox-Alomar, but in the interest of showing a different point of view, here it is.  To discuss it, please visit the Puerto Rico 51 forums. Citation: Rafael Cox-Alomar, Setting the Record Straight on the Puerto … Continue reading

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US Benefits from Puerto Rican Statehood

The benefits to the US of annexing Puerto Rico are a bit more intangible but important nonetheless. The US stands for freedom and democracy around the world yet has a territory with over 4 million citizens with no representation. More … Continue reading

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The Status Quo Must End

In the past approximately 47% of Puerto Ricans have voted for Statehood, and about 49% have voted for the current Commonwealth status. From this you can draw several conclusions, one of which is; Puerto Ricans by a margin of 96% … Continue reading

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Un Idioma No Es Quien Yo Soy

Un ensayo por Samuel Quirós Yo nací en Puerto Rico. Yo estudié en Puerto Rico y me gradué del Recinto de Rio Piedras de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Obviamente hablo español sin problema alguno. Es, después de todo, my … Continue reading

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Language is Not Who I Am

An essay by Samuel Quirós I was born in Puerto Rico. I went to school in Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. Obviously I speak Spanish fluently. It is after all my first language. However, I … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: A History of Colonialism

Puerto Rico, shining star of the Caribbean, has a long history of colonial relationships with larger, more powerful countries. Discovered in 1493 during Columbus’ second voyage, Puerto Rico quickly became one of Spain’s most important sites in the New World. … Continue reading

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