Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Puerto Rico, U.S.A., 1983

Esquire.  How We Lived 1933-1983.  June 1983.

Puerto Rico is one of five inhabited unincorporated U.S. territories. It's a really weird political entity.  In spite of its name ("Rich Port"), economically things haven't gone well for the archipelego.  This year the debt climbed to $12,000 per capita, creating a debt crisis.  

In June, Puerto Ricans get to vote on whether the country should apply to become the 51st U.S. state.


Grey Starr said...

Maybe they should apply to join Canada ....... just say'n.

Mister G said...

Aren't we already annexing another Caribbean island? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/destinations/will-turks-and-caicos-take-us-we-send-a-reporter-to-find-out/article19045062/