Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion – Repeating Islands

“U.S. Congress would have to accept the referendum results for it to move forward, and it has never acted on the island’s previous five”

referendums.”https://repeatingislands.com/2020/05/19/puerto-rico-to-hold-statehood-referendum-amid-disillusion/

Once more, the same question posed to the colonizer. This time it is posed as the head of the colonizers has already professed antipathy and opposition to help the island during national disasters. The only purpose for this exercise is clearly make money. Someone is making millions at tax payer’s expense. The population of the island has little interest in voting about this 100 year old question that even if the U.S. pays attention, will not immediately give assistance to struggling islanders. Wake up, put money where it is needed: healthcare, education, food, and shelter for all. Stop welfare for millionaires.

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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