Today’s decision recognizes the growing presence of Puerto Rican voters and their right to fully participate in elections that would impact their future.
Puerto Rico articles on Democracy Chronicles
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and is officially an unincorporated American territory. Beset by a series of unique challenges, the island has a great need for a better system of democracy either through deeper integration into the American system or through the founding an independent democratic nation of its own. Also see our articles on democracy in the Caribbean, American State Elections, and Colonialism.
Dysfunction in the White House looks like a smokescreen hiding major conflicts of interest. Add critically understaffed departments and staffers with temporary security clearance, and the agenda looks pretty clear.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we stay silent about things that matter”. So my fellow Americans, do not keep silent! Speak up when you see abuse and mistreatment. Puerto Ricans are human beings!
Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Wednesday launched a new drive to become the 51st US state
Street art in Puerto Rico has long channeled frustrations about the island’s century-long status
In the fifth referendum of its kind, the US territory voted overwhelmingly for statehood
Puerto Rico’s governor announced the territory has overwhelmingly chosen statehood in a non-binding referendum
Puerto Ricans vote in a nonbinding plebiscite to determine their political status
Statehood for the island of Puerto Rico? Lessons from the last time the US added a star to its flag
Debt-wracked Puerto Rico will hold a referendum on Sunday to decide the future status of the US territory