The four reasons why statehood for Puerto Rico has always been a myth. Las cuatro razones porque la estadidad para Puerto Rico siempre ha sido un mito.

http://www.elnuevodia.com/opinion/columnas/elmitodelaestadidad-columna-2187307/

The four reasons why statehood for Puerto Rico has always been a myth.
Las cuatro razones porque la estadidad para Puerto Rico siempre ha sido un mito.

The reasons are obvious: economic: the enormous cost of statehood for the United States and Puerto Rico, now even more difficult, given our economic bankruptcy; cultural: US would not admit PR as a distinct nation state, which has not been assimilated into American culture and that could create conflicts with that country as Canada has with the French speaking province of Quebec and its separatist tendencies; racist: Mulatto see us as a people, a culture that denigrate and despise them; political: Republicans fear that the state of Puerto Rico would vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party, altering the political balance of Congress.

Las razones son obvias: económicas: el enorme costo de la estadidad para los Estados Unidos y para Puerto Rico, ahora más difícil aún, dada nuestra quiebra económica; culturales: no quieren admitir como estado a una nación distinta, que no se ha asimilado a la cultura norteamericana y que podría crearle a ese país conflictos como los que tiene Canadá con la provincia francófona de Quebec y sus tendencias separatistas; racistas: nos ven como un pueblo mulato, con una cultura que ellos denigran y desprecian; políticas: los republicanos temen que el estado de Puerto Rico votaría mayoritariamente por el Partido Demócrata, alterando el equilibrio político del Congreso.

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write and speak fluently in Spanish and English. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I am currently still interested in world politics, social justice, and income inequality. Health and wellness are essential to survive and thrive. I am working on patience and skills necessary to keep learning.

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