Boricuolandía

As I once said on one of my tweets: I believe that American democracy is designed to give its people the right to choose their leaders and their form of government. It “seems” to me that this right has somehow been denied to the US citizens who live in Puerto Rico.

If Puerto Ricans and mainlanders both hold the same citizenship, why not give them the same rights?

Following the provisions of the Foraker Act, changes were made on the way business was to be done on the island. On the economic side, the United States took this opportunity to implement taxation of all islanders. A fifteen percent tax was levied on all articles entering Puerto Rico from the United States and vice-versa. Along with a tax increase, the United States instituted, “the coastwise shipping laws, prohibiting less expensive foreign carriers from shipping cargo between Puerto Rico and the United…

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