In Andrew's final episode of Puerto Rico Forward, he says that the initial objective of those who want to raise awareness about the PR issue cannot be to attain a certain political status but rather make PR’s colonial condition relevant within the US political system. This difference, he says, is CRUCIAL.
After 120 years of colonial dominance, Puerto Rico finds itself with less autonomy than it had at the end of the 19th century as a result of being a property of the US.
Beyond the common arguments for Puerto Rico's statehood that touch on economic or security issues, there are human and civil rights violations as a basis to justify this claim...
The Boricua Awakening movement that seeks to oust any government official soiled by corruption or mismanagement (most recently Gov. Rosselló-Nevares) is not new...
There is at least one glaring void in the “inclusive” landscape of the US voting population: US Citizens living in Puerto Rico...
Is all the anger and hype over this film worth it?Read more
Is big government to blame for PR's economic development troubles?Read more
The United States may well accept PR as the 51st State...Read more
Andrew Mercado-Vázquez of Puerto Rico Forward reviews Rep. Soto's recent bill supporting Puerto Rican statehood.Read more
Our final look behind the purpose and creation of the PROMESA Act...Read more