The gentrification of Puerto Rico

by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


Puerto Ricans have been abandoning Puerto Rico ever since the United States Government (USG) invaded her in 1898. 120 years later, more Puerto Ricans live out than in Puerto Rico. 5.4 million Puerto Ricans live away from their national territory, as opposed to 3.4 million who refuse to leave. Click on the following link to watch a video about the exodus of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria:

The USG has always wanted Puerto Rico. Before the 1898 war to take Puerto Rico away from Spain, the USG had tried several times to buy Puerto Rico. Spain refused. The USG then decided to declare war to take Spain’s last remaining colonies.

The USG wants Puerto Rico, but without the Puerto Ricans. To achieve that, the USG classified the Puerto Ricans as an inferior race in 1898. The USG created the un-incorporated territory to put Puerto Rico in. This kind of territory will never become a state of the Union. That means that Puerto Rico will always be a US Colony.

The only way Puerto Rico could become a state of the Union is by getting the Puerto Ricans off their homeland. And that has been what the USG has tried to do since the invasion.

The video ends with the Puerto Rican saying that he’s not going back to Puerto Rico, because he can’t live there. The USG has 3.4 million Puerto Ricans to go. Its problem is that, just like me, there are many Puerto Ricans who will never leave no matter what!

Join the permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with the United Nations (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism, and the 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Be part of the tsunami of people, because those who are trying very hard to take our homeland away from us don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL!

Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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