Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla used the territory’s U.S. Independence Day ceremony to dismiss serious crimes committed in the name of independence for the islands. The “commonwealth” party governor, who last week called the U.S. “another country,” called for the release from Federal prison of Oscar Lopez Rivera. He asserted that Lopez “is in… Read more »
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What’s in a name? In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The titular character uses the rose comparison to explain that putting another label on a “rose” would not change its taste or smell. The exact… Read more »
The Young Democrats of America (YDA) passed a resolution at their winter meeting in Salt Lake City this week, “urging President Barack Obama and the United States Congress to take action on the irrefutable and clear mandate sent by the people of Puerto Rico on November 6th, 2012 during which the current territorial political relationship… Read more »
In his first formal remarks on the U.S. mainland following the historic November 6, 2012 plebiscite in which the continuation of Puerto Rico’s territorial status was rejected by 54% of the island’s voters, Puerto Rico’s second highest government official called upon the United States Congress to “tear down” the anachronistic wall of segregation and inequality that… Read more »
It has happened again. A credible news source has referred to Puerto Ricans as “immigrants.” Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, and when they move to the states – as many, many do – they are not immigrants.
Puerto Rico’s former governors Rafael Hernández Colón and Carlos Romero Barceló may seem like an unlikely pairing for a joint project.