By José M. López Sierra –Puerto Rico
This is what Wikipedia says:“Tourism in Puerto Rico attracted 3.7 million visitors in 2019 and 1.0 million visitors in 2015, a notable increase from the average of 2010–2014 at 3.1 million. Tourism has been a very important source of revenue for Puerto Rico for a number of decades given it is host to diverse natural wonders, cultural and historical buildings, concerts and sporting events. Visitors from the United States do not need a passport to enter Puerto Rico and the ease of travel attracts many tourists from the mainland United States each year.”
Click on the following link to watch a video of a recent visitor to Puerto Rico:
Most people are unaware of Puerto Rican history. To help Suzana understand a little better her experience on our island, I left this comment on here video:
“Thank you Suzana for visiting Puerto Rico. Being a Puerto Rican, I just wanted to mention a few things that will not be obvious to visitors. Most Puerto Rican on our island, there are 78 cities, don’t speak English fluently. In San Juan and the El Yunque Rain Forest, being tourist destinations, you will have English speakers there. The expensiveness of Puerto Rico is due to a United States(US) law that requires us to use US ships to get cargo in and out of Puerto Rico. These US ships are the most expensive in the world. Puerto Rico has been a US colony for the past 123 years. Most Puerto Ricans have been indoctrinated with US propaganda since birth. Puerto Ricans have learned the racism that we have primarily from 405 years of Spanish colonialism, and the balance from the US. Most Puerto Ricans have been brainwashed to accept their US slavery. Others are working to decolonize our minds first to then engage in resistance to force the US government to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter of 1945 that prohibits colonialism, and with 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. You won’t find this is the mainstream media. You might find this link educational. http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/. I hope this was helpful!”
If Puerto Rico were decolonized, how much more tourism could we generate by having lower costs and making our island even more attractive by being more reflective to our indigenous heritage?
Will we dare to be ourselves?