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 in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. 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 studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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