PUERTO RICO …. “🇵🇷 Part of the USA? …. Very Simplistic Terms but True 🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~May 3, 2019~~

Learn about Puerto Rico’s complex history, starting with its Spanish rule to becoming a U.S. territory.

See how its eventual commonwealth status, the 2006 recession, and 2017’s Hurricane Maria have caused political and economic upheaval.



There’s a lot more detail to the Puerto Rico-USA relationship.

This short video is a start.

This is a simple summary of facts for those who may me interested.

Originally populated by the indigenous Taíno people, Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was contested by French, Dutch, and British but remained a Spanish possession for the next four centuries.

The island’s cultural and demographic landscapes were shaped by the displacement and assimilation of the native population, the forced migration of African slaves and settlement from the Canary Islands and Andalusia.

Spain’s distant administrative control continued up to the end of the 19th century, producing a distinctive creole Hispanic culture and language that combined indigenous, African, and European elements. In 1898, following the Spanish–American War, the United States acquired Puerto Rico under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

Puerto Ricans have been citizens of the United States since 1917, and enjoy freedom of movement between the island and the mainland.] As it is not a state, Puerto Rico does not have a vote in the United States Congress, which governs the territory with full jurisdiction under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950.

However, Puerto Rico does have one non-voting member of the House called a Resident Commissioner.

As residents of a U.S. territory, American citizens in Puerto Rico are disenfranchised at the national level and do not vote for president and vice president of the United States, nor pay federal income tax on Puerto Rican income. Like other territories and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico does not have U.S. senators. Congress approved a local constitution in 1952, allowing U.S. citizens on the territory to elect a governor.

Puerto Rico’s future political status has consistently been a matter of significant debate.


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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!!!

2 thoughts on “PUERTO RICO …. “🇵🇷 Part of the USA? …. Very Simplistic Terms but True 🇵🇷 …. “!!

  1. we need to just add PR as a STATE and get it over with! It annoys the crap outta me that they are unacknowledged citizens!


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