A Triumph for Puerto Rican Anti-Colonialism?


There’s disdain for the colony/territory status … it’s time to make a decision!! 🇵🇷

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Puerto Rico Debt - Old San Juan, Puerta Rico

The National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) (18 June 2017) shares guest commentary by historian and social scientist Víctor Vázquez-Hernández (Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus). In “A Triumph for Puerto Rican Anti-Colonialism?” Vázquez-Hernández claims that the time may be ripe for an end to colonialism in Puerto Rico:

On a beautiful sunny Sunday on June 11th, in San Juan, the rest of the Island, New York City and the rest of the Diaspora more than a million Puerto Ricans across the political divide expressed, in one way or another, their disdain for the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Whether one agrees or not with the last plebiscite (because of its low turnout and the boycott by independence and autonomous forces), half a million people did turn out to vote. In New York City, more than 250,000 Puerto Ricans from throughout the Diaspora turned out to march at the…

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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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