Even supporters of the Puerto Rico Status Act (PRSA), a bill pending before Congress, are quick to point out that it is not perfect. The… Read More »PRSA: What is the Elephant in the Room?
The term “diaspora” is frequently used to describe people of Puerto Rican heritage living in the states. Some members of the diaspora were born in… Read More »Loss of Spanish in the Puerto Rican Diaspora
The Puerto Rico Status Act, currently being considered in Congress, gives Puerto Rico voters a choice among three options: statehood, independence and sovereign free association.… Read More »How Puerto Rico Is Different: Understanding the Freely Associated States
In a congressional hearing yesterday on recent U.S. agreements with the three Freely Associated States, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon turned the discussion towards… Read More »Congressional Hearing Again Confirms: Freely Associated States Are Independent, Sovereign Nations
In debates over possible changes to the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States, one issue always seems to rise to the top: the… Read More »Constitutional Experts: U.S. Citizenship in Puerto Rico Guaranteed Only With Statehood
In a recent article in Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF), author Edward Hunt reports that “U.S. officials are laying claim to the large oceanic area… Read More »U.S. Military Authority in the Freely Associated States
The Puerto Rico Status Act, a bill currently in Congress, provides for a vote in Puerto Rico to choose among three options: independence, statehood, and… Read More »Permanent Military Presence but only Temporary Economic Help under Free Association