One Year Ago Today …. “🇵🇷🌴 I posted This on Facebook …. After Hurricane María 🌴🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~October 22, 2019~~ 




Hi! My name is Horty Rexach.

I am Puerto Rican and I grew up in an island (according to the president of the US Virgin Islands) in the middle of the ocean.

Surrounded by water. Big water.

A lot of water!


Oh! … and we ARE American citizens, not by choice but rather by imposition.

We have been American citizens since 1917 because there was no other option.
My people have served in the might U.S. of A. military forces since 1917.

Yep, citizenship was imposed in the beginning of World War One. 


We speak both English and Spanish.

The Puerto Rican people receive $22.5 million dollars in social help as well as subsidies from the American government.

However, we produce around $77 million dollars toward the economy of the mighty U.S. of A.


Why do we have two last names?

No Puerto Rican woman loses her last name when she marries because we don’t want to forget our very own mothers.

We are an archipelago (because we are not only a small island – we have Culebra, Vieques, Isla de Mona and several others).

The geography of Puerto Rico consists of an archipelago located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.

The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest and most eastern of the Greater Antilles.


Our small archipielago, surrounded by big water, provides more members to the military forces per capita than ANY other state of the Union!!

Our Island has produced astronauts, NASA engineers, scientists, a Judge in the US Supreme Court, a recipient of a Medal of Honor, 5 Miss Universe crowns, the Borinqueneers (65th Infantry Division – google this one), Oscar and Grammy recipients, athletes, actors of world fame and many more distinguished citizens who call our beautiful Island HOME.

We are a beautiful and interesting mix of Spanish (European), African and Taíno blood. This mix gives us an incredible drive to survive.


Nothing Breaks our Boricua Spirit


We do not fit in any BOX. 

Biologist says Puerto Rican women possess the ideal genotype of the ‘Perfect‘ human via DNA ancestry.

It is a fact that this genetic composition represents the human race because of its wide heritage of races.
#PuertoRicoStrong … 🇵🇷 … ¡Weeepa!

I am Puerto Rican and I’m damn proud of it!!

🌴🌞🇵🇷 🌴🌴 🇵🇷🌴🌴🇵🇷🌞🌴

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To start the day …. “Puerto Rico 101 … Learn some basic facts”!!


~~August 30, 2015~~ 


Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the “Free Associated State of Puerto Rico”), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean. Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands. The capital and largest city is San Juan. The territory does not observe daylight saving time, and its official languages are Spanish, which is predominant, and English.

Puerto Rico’s rich history, warm tropical climate, diverse natural scenery, renowned traditional cuisine and attractive tax incentives (*not anymore*) make it a popular destination for tourists, academics, and business visitors. Because of its location in the Caribbean and history of colonization, Puerto Rico’s culture is a melting pot of Taíno, Spanish, African and North American influences.

Originally populated by the aboriginal Taíno people, the island was claimed in 1493 by Christopher Columbus for the Kingdom of Spain, and it remained a Spanish colony despite invasion attempts by the French, Dutch, and British. During the four centuries of Spanish rule, the island’s culture and physical landscape were transformed. European knowledge, customs and traditions were introduced, especially Roman Catholicism, theSpanish language, and advances such as agriculture, construction in stone, and the printing press. In 1898, Spain ceded the island to United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

Puerto Ricans are natural-born citizens of the United States.

The current population is about 3.6 million people. The territory operates under a local constitution, and its citizens elect a governor. Puerto Rico lacks voting in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, both of whom have plenary jurisdiction over it under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950.

A 2012 referendum showed a majority (54% of the electorate) disagreed with “the present form of territorial status,” with full statehood as the preferred option among those who voted for a change of status. Following this vote, the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico enacted a concurrent resolution to request the President and the Congress of the United States to end the current status and to begin the process to admit Puerto Rico to the Union as a State. 


(This has been totally shelved by “the powers that be” and Puerto Rico remains in a “limbo state”, not having an identity of its own. It’s not up to Puerto Ricans to decide to become a state. All the authority regarding this change resides in the hands of the US Congress.)


As of 2015, Puerto Rico remains an unincorporated U.S. territory.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”



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As I mentioned, these are the basic facts.

Puerto Rico 101 …. today’s reality has changed.

The economy is shot, emigration is rampart, unemployment is off the charts, the cost of living is high for the locals, taxes have been imposed by the mainland debts have accumulated. The current situation seems dire.

Yet the Puerto Rican spirit remains. If you live away from the Island, the spirit and pride of being Puerto Rican never leave your soul.

Please, watch the following YouTube videos to learn more. Thank you.



~What Americans Get Wrong About Puerto Rico~

~Published on Jul 13, 2015~


Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States is a complicated one, which means Americans often get Puerto Rico all wrong.


~What Life Is Really Like In Puerto Rico~

~Published on Jul 11, 2015~

Puerto Rico, an island of sunny beaches and tanned locals but in reality, day to day life is much tougher.


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We ALL are ONE!!

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