Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Puerto Ricans Don't Want to Become US State, Governor Says - Latin American Herald Tribune

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Puerto Ricans Don't Want to Become US State, Governor Says
Latin American Herald Tribune 


Puerto Rico came under Washington's sway in 1898 and island residents were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, yet they cannot vote in presidential elections, though Puerto Ricans living in the continental United States can. Since 1952, the island has
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Puerto Ricans don't want to become U.S. state, gov. says - GlobalPost

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Puerto Ricans don't want to become U.S. state, gov. says
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Puerto Rico came under Washington's sway in 1898 and island residents were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, yet they cannot vote in presidential elections, though Puerto Ricans living in the continental United States can. Since 1952, the island has ...

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Santander launches 'Santander Select' in Puerto Rico | News is my ... 

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Santander Puerto Rico unveiled Tuesday its newest offer, dubbed Santander Select, through which it has vowed to extend a personalized experience and preferential access to the bank's best services.

Puerto Rico Plans Get Yet Another Extension to Make Changes for ... 

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The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the Hacienda) recently issued Circular Letter No. 13-02, formally extending the deadlines for the adoption of amendments and the filing for...

Monsanto snubs Puerto Rico Senate - Care2 News Network

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Monsanto has been under fire lately, and things aren't much different in Puerto Rico. The biotech giant is being criticized for refusing to testify at a government hearing regarding the sale on the island of their own...

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"The Third Plaza": How Puerto Rico Will Create a New Place for Itself in the ... - Forbes

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"The Third Plaza": How Puerto Rico Will Create a New Place for Itself in the ...
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But as they grew, so did the city of San Juan, and by the 1950s – near the beginning of a huge effort by the US government to invest in the Puerto Rican economy — the family got another idea: to build the largest mall in Latin America on their property.

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Analysis: Puerto Rico - a vacation oasis overrun with high debt - Reuters

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Analysis: Puerto Rico - a vacation oasis overrun with high debt
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After a federal tax exemption for U.S. corporations based in Puerto Rico was phased out, the island's economy fell into a deep recession in 2006. There was an uptick for much of 2012, but the commonwealth's economy has been shrinking for six months.
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Supreme Court hands double win to gay-marriage backers - Washington Times

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Supreme Court hands double win to gay-marriage backers
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California officials said the state could resume sanctioning gay unions within the month after the ruling. The 5-4 ruling on the federal case, written by the court's longtime swing vote Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, overturned part of the 1996 Defense of ...

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Latest Food Stamps Story About Puerto Rico Riddled with Ignorance ... 

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Is Puerto Rico a welfare state dump? Seriously? I have to address this one? Ok, I will. Yes, the island has problems, both in crime and unemployment, but I believe that this has to do more with the political status issue that has ...

Is Puerto Rico “a commonwealth”? | Puerto Rico Report

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So, territory, unincorporated territory, and possession all accurately describe Puerto Rico's political status (and also describe other non-State island areas under U.S. jurisdiction). “Commonwealth” does not. “Commonwealth”...

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    1. Dear Partner,

      Since the United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, there is no longer a need for plebiscites. The solution is to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.

      But being the United States government does not want to, it continues to advocate the use of plebiscites to find out what Puerto Ricans want. Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would want to continue being a US colony, Puerto Rico would still be obligated to accept her sovereignty to then decide what she wants to do.

      The only thing these plebiscites are good for is to divide Puerto Ricans. A Puerto Rican didn’t invade us to make us a colony. When will we understand that we need to unite?

      This is why we must peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until Puerto Rico is decolonized!

      José M López Sierra
      www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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    2. Not true that there are 3 political status options for Puerto Rico

      The United States (US) government has made Puerto Ricans believe that there are 3 political status options for Puerto Rico. That is a lie. The purpose for that is to have Puerto Ricans fight amongst themselves. The plan has been a huge success! Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States for 116 years, and judging by the 80% voter turnout in the colonial elections, the majority of us has not realized that we have been lied to.

      In reality, there is only one option. The United Nations (UN) in 1960 determined that colonialism is a crime against humanity. Therefore, the only thing that Puerto Rico can do is to become her own nation. That means that the US must give Puerto Rico the sovereignty that the US illegally took away from her by virtue of the July 25, 1898 military invasion.

      Thus far, the US government has ignored the 33 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. Instead, it has tried to hide these petitions, and at the same time appear to believe in democracy by pushing for plebiscites so that Puerto Ricans could decide between colonialism, being a US state, or independence (decolonization as required by the UN).

      The problem with the US pushed plebiscites are that they:

      1. don’t comply with international law that prohibits a nation to have a colony.
      2. don’t comply with international law that requires the empire to give the sovereignty it illegally took away to its colony.
      3. don’t comply with international law that requires that to have free elections, that country must be free first.
      4. have 2 options that are not permitted by international law- continuing being a colony and becoming a state of the country that has the colony. For the option of becoming a state of the country that has the colony to be considered, the colony must first become her own nation (decolonized).

      This is why we have to peacefully protest 3 times a year until the US government complies with the UN resolutions for Puerto Rico decolonization.

      José M López Sierra
      www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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