A forthcoming article by Willie Santana in the Spring 2014 issue of the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy examines Puerto Rico’s relationship with the… Read More »Tennessee Law Journal Analyzes Puerto Rico’s Territorial Status
“American rule has not yet made our new colonies as perfect as some people would have us believe,” begins an article in the Sacred Heart… Read More »A Page from History: Imperfect Colony in 1903
Puerto Rico’s Department of Education has announced a plan to close 100 schools. The numbers of people leaving Puerto Rico for the mainland and the… Read More »Will School Consolidation Help Puerto Rico?
The first military unit in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was established on March 2, 1899, less than a year after the July 25,… Read More »Early Puerto Rican Military Leadership: Teófilo Marxuach and WWI
Carmen Garcia Rosado was one of the first women to join the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in World War II. She was a member of… Read More »Carmen Garcia Rosado: Soldier and Activist
In 1899, Puerto Rico, or Porto Rico as it was then commonly called, was newly under U.S. control. A census gave the numbers of inhabitants,… Read More »A Page from History: The Porto Rico Census of 1899
Puerto Rico has provided military men and women for the United States since 20,000 newly created U.S. citizens were drafted from Puerto Rico in 1917… Read More »A Page from History: Lt. Augusto Rodriguez, Puerto Rico’s Civil War Soldier
Influential Puerto Rican leaders discussed the future status of Puerto Rico at a Harvard Law School forum on Wednesday. The keynote address was given by… Read More »Next Steps in the Status Debate Explored at Harvard Forum