It’s time indeed for the creators of this mess to start cleaning up …. it’s started a long time ago, it hasn’t been addressed & seems it won’t be. In the meantime, who suffers? You tell me …. Don’t think statehood is coming anytime soon.
The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class US citizens, Ed Morales writes in this article for The Nation. Here’s an excerpt. For the complete article follow the link below.
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“The economy of Puerto Rico is mainly controlled by US corporations. It’s a cycle of dependency that reproduces itself.” —Rafael Bernabe
Herein lies the Puerto Rican economy’s “structural problem”: It’s not about workers having salaries and benefits that are too high; it’s about the fact that the island’s territorial status means that since the days of the 19th-century sugar growers, whose drive to avoid tariffs were an early manifestation of hemispheric free trade, capital has fled the island at a steady rate, without interruption. “The economy of Puerto Rico is mainly controlled by US corporations, which generate a tremendous amount of profit that is not…
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