By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
This is an excellent example of how the United States (US) government (USG) hides its crimes. The following article is entitled, “Puerto Rico: A United States Territory in Crisis”. Click on the following link to read it: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/puerto-rico-us-territory-crisis
The first thing that I must highlight is that Puerto Ricans are the ones in crisis. But that is exactly the way it has to be, when Puerto Rico has been is a colony of the USG for the past 122 years. The article’s author, Amelia Cheatham, uses the word “territory” instead of colony. She obviously is intentionally creating fake news.
The USG has benefitted so much from having Puerto Rico as its colony that it has never complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter of 1945 that prohibits colonialism. Moreover, the USG has ignored with impunity 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. This was totally ignored in this article. Click here for more: http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/
Obviously, if Puerto Rico is governed exclusively for the interest of the USG, there are no opportunities for Puerto Ricans in their own island! The article mentioned that more Puerto Ricans live away from “the island”. It is interesting that Amelia didn’t say “their island?” That is because, the USG’s goal is to get Puerto Ricans out of our island, so that Puerto Rico could become its island!
The article blames Puerto Rico’s crisis on the Puerto Ricans. It never makes any reference to the fact that the USG has been a criminal for committing crimes against humanity. The USG has violated Puerto Ricans’ right to self-determination and independence. This is part of the reasonswhy the world regards the USG as the biggest threat peace!
The fact of the matter is that the world is in crisis too. We must study our history, or we will continue to be exploited by these bullies. The only thing that could stop them is resistance today, resistance tomorrow, and resistance forever!
We need a people tsunami.