Compared with the fifty states of the United States, Puerto Rico has a high incidence of poverty. Compared with its Caribbean and Latin American neighbors,… Read More »Puerto Rico’s Economy Outshines Neighboring Countries
The Marshall Islands is one of three countries that have Compacts of Free Association (COFAs) with the United States. These nations are called the Freely… Read More »What Really Happens under Free Association?
Many current supporters of free association for Puerto Rico are former supporters of Puerto Rico’s “commonwealth” or “enhanced commonwealth” status. After the enactment of PROMESA… Read More »What’s Behind the New Interest in Free Association for Puerto Rico?
Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives late last year provided for a referendum in Puerto Rico that would have enabled voters to choose… Read More »Dual Citizenship Uncommon in Freely Associated States Today
If Puerto Rico considers the possibility of free association with the United States as a possible future status option, it will be important to understand… Read More »REAL ID Complications under Free Association
The Puerto Rico Status Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in December of 2022, listed three options for voters in a future referendum… Read More »Independence and Sovereign Free Association: What’s the Difference?
A former chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has weighed into the debate on the fate of U.S. citizenship in… Read More »Controversy over U.S. Citizenship in Free Association