News From The Puerto Rico Report – Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Michelle de la Isla Could Be First Kansas Puerto Rican in Congress

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Posted July 22, 2020

Michelle de la Isla, mayor of Topeka, Kansas, is running for Congress, hoping to represent District 2 in her Midwestern state. If she wins, she’ll be the first member of Congress of Puerto Rican descent from her state. De la Isla has lived in Kansas since 2000, when she became a student at Wichita State… Read more »

Ritchie Torres and a New Generation for Statehood

Posted July 20, 2020Ritchie Torres

New York Councilman Ritchie Torres is the Democratic nominee for the 15th District in the South Bronx, the congressional seat Rep. Jose Serrano has held since 1990. The 15th District is a consistently Democratic-voting district, so it is expected that Torres will replace Serrano in the November election. Torres has indicated that he will be… Read more »

Options for the Future of Puerto Rico

Posted July 18, 2020

Puerto Rico has three viable status options: statehood independence (with or without a Compact of Free Association) current territory status Federal law, official documents and members of U.S. Congress have been explicit that Puerto Rico is a “possession” of the United States. This ownership implies some responsibility on the part of the United States, but… Read more »

Can the Federal Government Sell Puerto Rico?

Posted July 15, 2020

The New York Times published a claim last weekend that has resurfaced with some frequency over the years, drawing outrage each time:  the notion that the U.S. has the power to sell Puerto Rico or otherwise “divest” its most populous territory, home to over three million U.S. citizens. New York Councilman and congressional candidate Ritchie… Read more »

Ritchie Torres Endorses Statehood in Response to Proposal that the U.S. Divest Itself of Puerto Rico

Posted July 13, 2020Puerto Rico population

Elaine Duke, former acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), revealed in a New York Times interview over the weekend that President Trump asked whether the United States could “divest itself” of Puerto Rico. Duke, who served in the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Defense for 30 years, claimed that the president… Read more »

Puerto Rico Is Not Responding to the 2020 Census

Posted July 12, 2020

Back in May, NPR reported that Puerto Rico was the lowest state or territory in responses to the 2020 Census. While 59% of American households in general had responded, only 8% of Puerto Rican households had filled out their census forms. More recent data suggests that 20% of Puerto Ricans have responded by now. But… Read more »

Puerto Rico to Open for Tourism – With Precautions

Posted July 9, 2020Puerto Rico tourism

Puerto Rico plans to allow tourists to visit again beginning on July 15. However, there are still some restrictions in place as the Island opens up from pandemic shut down. Puerto Rico has had 8,745 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of this writing, and continues to have small numbers of new cases and fatalities. Accordingly,… Read more »

Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon Urges Congress to Increase Resources for Puerto Rico

Posted July 6, 2020

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee about Puerto Rico’s priorities in fiscal year 2021. The U.S. government’s fiscal year begins on October 1st. The budget each year is built on information gathered from leaders such as Gonzalez-Colon. Nutrition assistance The Trump administration has proposed $1.9 million for the… Read more »

Does the U.S. Want Statehood for Puerto Rico?

Posted July 6, 2020

The upcoming Puerto Rico plebiscite, scheduled for November 3rd, asks Puerto Rican voters to say “yes” or “no” on statehood. Following the vote, Congress should take action to make the preferred status official. How do the people of the mainland U.S. feel about Puerto Rico as State #51? Rasmussen Reports, a respected news polling organization,… Read more »

How Popular Is Independence in Puerto Rico?

Posted July 4, 2020

Independence has never been a very popular option in Puerto Rico. It has not received as much as 6% in any status vote, and no independent candidate has ever won as governor. Independence has gotten the following percentages of votes in the plebiscites that have taken place so far: July 23, 1967: 0.6% November 14,… Read more »

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Michelle de la Isla, who is the mayor of Topeka, Kansas, is running for Congress, and if she wins, she’ll be the first member of Congress of Puerto Rican descent from her state. READ MORE (https://www.puertoricoreport.com/michelle-de-la-isla-could-be-first-kansas-puerto-rican-in-congress/#.XxtFlkxFz_I)

New York Councilman Ritchie Torres is the Democratic nominee for the 15^th Congressional District in New York and has indicated he will be an open supporter of statehood for Puerto Rico. READ MORE (https://www.puertoricoreport.com/ritchie-torres-and-a-new-generation-for-statehood/#.XxtFlExFz_I)

As a possession of the United States, Puerto Rico has Puerto Rico has three viable options for its ultimate political status: statehood, independence, or the current territorial status. READ MORE (https://www.puertoricoreport.com/options-for-the-future-of-puerto-rico/#.XxtFikxFz_I)

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The New York Times published a claim that has resurfaced with some frequency over the years: the notion that the U.S. has the power to divest from or to sell Puerto Rico. READ MORE (https://www.puertoricoreport.com/can-the-federal-government-sell-puerto-rico/#.XxtP-UxFz_J)

Back in May, NPR reported that Puerto Rico was the lowest state or territory in responses to the 2020 Census. More recent data suggests that 20% of Puerto Ricans have responded by now. READ MORE (https://www.puertoricoreport.com/puerto-rico-is-not-responding-to-the-2020-census/#.XxtQHUxFz_J)
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PUERTO RICO: A U.S. TERRITORY
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. It became a U.S. territory in 1898, when it was acquired from Spain
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