Puerto Rico Marks 100 Years Of U.S. Citizenship

One hundred years of …. what? Puerto Rico is s colony/territory/possession … of the ‘mighty USA’!

Repeating Islands


A conversation from NPR.

It’s been 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed a law making Puerto Ricans U.S. citizens. But it’s a limited form of citizenship. Island residents can’t cast ballots for president and don’t have voting representation in Washington, D.C. A referendum to change Puerto Rico’s political status is set for June.


Today’s an important anniversary for Puerto Rico. A hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law giving U.S. citizenship to people born on the island. That citizenship has limits, though. Puerto Ricans can’t vote for president in the general election. They don’t have voting representatives in Congress, and there are other ways Puerto Rico is treated differently. Many on the island feel that separate treatment is unfair.

In June, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood in a nonbinding referendum. NPR’s Greg Allen has just returned from the island and joins…

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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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