Three Books on Puerto Rico’s Statehood vs. Independence Debate

Always something to remember and good to know! 🇵🇷

Repeating Islands


Here is another post related to Puerto Rico’s recent referendum and ongoing discussion on its political status. [Many thanks to Michael O’Neal for bringing this item to our attention.] Concepción de León introduces The New York Times’ readers to three books that “shed light on the United States’ relationship with the commonwealth and the various visions of Puerto Rico’s future.”

PUERTO RICO: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World (1997)
By José Trias Monge
228 pp.; Yale University Press

In this incisive look into Puerto Rico’s unresolved status, the legal scholar and former government official José Trias Monge discusses Puerto Rico’s 500-year history, focusing on its relationship with the United States. Arguing that the United States’ indecision on the issue has been detrimental to the island — poverty is rampant and political freedom is limited — he explores the different options for Puerto Rico’s future: statehood, independence, or…

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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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