Puerto Ricans aren’t new to the idea of oppression. Independistas have been labeled “terrorists” by the
Lolita Lebrón was a pioneering figure when she and a group of Puerto Rican nationalists, including Irving Flores and Rafael Cancel Miranda, opened fire at the United States Capitol with automatic pistols on March 1, 1954. Five lawmakers and one representative were wounded. As Lebrón was being arrested, she shouted, “I did not come to kill anyone. I came to die for
Independistas like Lolita Lebrón, Irving Flores, and Rafael Cancel Miranda are not terrorists. They are prisoners of war. From the international viewpoint, a prisoner of war is any combatant that in any phase or circumstance of war, either by surrender, or by being captured, falls into the enemy’s hands. Puerto Rican nationalists are at war against the invaders who hold military, economical, and political power over them. The
Over the past few generations, there has been an increasing fear of independence for
A new nation’s success depends on its economic condition when and shortly after it becomes independent, on its trade agreements with other nations, its level of technology, its infrastructure, and its level of education. As long as a nation keeps up to date on the constantly-changing international market and can attract industry, it will be successful.
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