Puerto Rico vs. Hong Kong: A tale of two colonies

Great question: when will the “Puerto Rico colony” expire?


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The history of Puerto Rico has many parallels to the history of Hong Kong – which was a British colony for more than 150 years, from 1841 to 1997.

Precisely in 1898 – the year the US invaded Puerto Rico and Cuba – the British Empire countered with some empire-building of their own. They took over the New Territories…a huge land mass bordering the Chinese mainland, which includes 230 islands in the South China Sea.

This land mass is fifteen times larger than Hong Kong itself, and is roughly equal to the land mass of Puerto Rico.

In other words…in 1898, when the US grabbed an island empire in the Atlantic Ocean, the British countered with an island empire in the Pacific.


The British did this under the terms of a 99-year “lease,” much like the “leases” which the US will soon impose on Puerto Rico, through the…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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