posted on May, 21 2012 @ 03:56 AM
After a year on ATS i decided to make my first thread on a subject that is very important to me.
The political status of my country: Puerto Rico.
The purpose of the thread is to get the opinions and input from americans on ATS on the subject.
The status of the island is the more debated and controversial topic in puertorican politics.
And the more divisive.
Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory since 1898 when Spain ceded PR, Guam and other territories to the U.S. after the Spanish-American War.
Puertoricans have been U.S. citizens by birth since 1917 and have fought in every war the U.S. has been involved in since World War 1.
Puerto Rico's main language is spanish, the culture is mainly hispanic, with a mix of Taino and African cultures.
But in recent times it has become very americanized, wich has added to the cultural richness of the island.
Puerto Rico currently ranks 29th in population among the states.
To my fellow ATSers (mainly americans) I ask:
Would you be in favor of PR joining the Union?
Would you demand certain conditions be met?
Would the general population of the US have a say in it (like vote) or is it entirely up to Congress?
Personally I support full independence. Any questions are welcome.