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EL CASO POR LA INDEPENDENCIA DE PUERTO RICO

EL CASO POR LA INDEPENDENCIA DE PUERTO RICO

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Published by Jose Rosario
The Case for independence of Puerto Rico, why can't they get the favor of popular vote?
The Case for independence of Puerto Rico, why can't they get the favor of popular vote?

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 The case for the independence of Puerto RicoFor many years I have seen as the pro-independence sector of Puerto Rico have beenaccusing the repressive Government of the United States by repression of theindependence movement on the island. I have also seen the pro-independence leadersanymore by the pus movement in the elections Act. What is the problem of this oldmovement? Why not make a better performance and get the favor of the people?It isvery easy to think that they should have greater approval of the people any othermovement, after all of them have a rhetoric that it appeals to the nationalism of thepeople feeling. The flag, the anthem, Olympic Committee, the puertorriqueñida, thelanguage, etc.... are many of the themes that I've seen over the years the pro-independence leaders used in their favour to attract followers. The funny thing is that I have not seen, over the years, anyone who has turned toindependence, to other movements in the country, the majority in this movement, theyare members of families pro independence from Arbizu fields nationalist movement wasborn, or maybe before. I can say that I do not know anyone who has converted to theindependence movement, and the few that I know have gone through a small stage inthier youth, when they were college students, are now estadolibristas or even morestatehoodists. Why do they not have followers? What are the factors to make thishappen? This morning, I did a little research through Google.com, wrote
"the case for theindependence of Puerto Rico"
and found many articles which talk about the resolutionsof the UN on Puerto Rico. Many of these articles are well written. Antonio Correjel has apamphlet that speaks of the struggle for independence, and makes a historical accountof the independence struggle in Puerto Rico and the United Nations. There are also a lotof material on the report of the White House about the status of the island. Alsobiographies of Peter Arbizu fields, such as the history of the independence movementand other articles more or less over deal with the matter. But I've never seen that youhappen before Puerto Rico achieved independence. How will proceed after the UnitedStates Congress you independence to Puerto Rico?Why the independence movement is not concentrated in tell the people that it willhappen after independence was granted to the island? Someone asked it to RubénBerrio, long time ago and he responded very similar to this, "the first thing the new bornwould be would be a constituent Assembly, to formulate a new Constitution for the newcountry". The new Government would collect all U.S. currency (paper and hardcurrencies) to issue a Puerto Rican currency (maybe with the Puerto Rican patriotsscreens). Thereafter nothing but they have said on this topic, I know.Even more so in one of the debates for the governorate where this candidate he camefurther. Berrios said in this debate that when independence was granted to Puerto Rico,opened a period of transition where the Government of the United States would transferpower to the country with federal aid (money in other words) as compensation for yearsof colonialism. The Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico received a total of 
 
$25.7 billion (excluding federal funds of the programme of food nutrition), over the pastten years (1994-2003) in contributions to public programs. This amount represents 28%of the total income of the Government for those same years was $92 billion. Withoutthese federal contributions the Government of the “Free Associated State” orCommonwealth would have collapsed. If to this we add millionaire funds of theprogramme of food nutrition, this gives us an eloquent picture of our federal unit(Méndez rivers, a., 2006).When the question was provided to candidate Berrios about how you would get theseFund before independence was granted, he answer to this serious funds negotiated the Treaty of Independence, between the United States and Puerto Rico. Berrios said in thisdebate that Puerto Ricans could have dual citizenship like many people in the Europeancountries. One of the phrases he used in that discussion was that "Puerto Rico would belike a drop of water thrown in a water bucket if it’s granted statehood."I have not seen anyone ask to this leaders what type of independence they want,Argentina? Where there is a 31 per cent inflation rate, or the independence of theDominican Republic, where the Dominicans make row at the front of the Americanembasada to get a visa to travel to the United States. I work in the Dominican Republicfor six months, and people have the same anxiety that forced thousands of PuertoRicans to live in the United States, with the only difference that they do not haveAmerican citizenship. Puerto Rico with their small territory on village has the highestincome per capita (more than $12,000 US dollars) compared with latino-americanasrepublics, only after the States that form the United States. While the DominicanRepublic the per capita income is of 
 
$2,070.00. However if we compare the per capitaincome for the States of the Union, which in general is $44000 year
..
If we take thepoorest in the nation, American, Mississippi State $15,853.00, per capita income exceedsthe de Puerto Rico. The reality is that independence would not guarantee economic prosperity for the island,and many of these independence leaders know it. Population and geographic limitationson the island forced more than 4, 000,000 for Puerto Ricans to move to the nation overthe past fifty years. What reply for that number of Puerto Rican independentistas havefor them?El caso por la independencia de Puerto RicoPor muchos os yo he visto como el sector independentista de Puerto Rico hanacusando al gobierno represor de los Estados Unidos por represión a el movimientoindependentista en la isla. También he visto a los líderes independentistas excusándosepor la podre actuación del movimiento en las elecciones. ¿Cuál es el problema de esteviejo movimiento? ¿Por qué no hacen una mejor actuación y consiguen el favor delpueblo? Es muy fácil pensar que ellos debieran tener la mayor aprobación del puebloque ningún otro movimiento, después de todo ellos tiene una retorica que apela alsentimiento nacionalismo del pueblo. La bandera, el himno, el comité olímpico, la
 
puertorriqueñita, el idioma, etc. . . . son muchos de las temáticas que a través de losaños yo he visto los líderes independentista usar en su favor para atraer seguidores.Lo curioso es que yo no he visto, a través de los años, a nadie que se haya convertido ala independencia, como a los otros movimientos en el pais, la mayoria en estemoviemiento, son miembros de familias pro independentistas desde el movimientonacionalista de Arbizu Campos nacio, o quizas desde antes. Yo puedo decir que noconozco a nadie que se haya convertido al independentismo, y los pocos que conozcohan pasado por una pequa etapa en su juventud, cuando eren estudiantesuniversitarios, ahora son estadolibristas o n s estadistas. ¿Por qué no tienenseguidores? ¿Cuáles son los factores para que esto suceda?Esta mañana yo hice una pequeña investigación a través de Google.com, escribí 
“el caso por la independencia de Puerto Rico” 
y encontré, muchos artículos que hablan sobre lasresoluciones de la ONU sobre Puerto Rico. Muchos de estos artículos son bien escritos.Antonio Correjel tiene un panfleto que habla de la lucha por la independencia, y hace unrelato histórico de la lucha independentista en Puerto Rico y las Naciones Unidas. También hay mocho material sobre el informe de la Casa Blanca sobre el estatus de laisla. También biografías de Pedro Arbizu Campos, como la historia del moviemientoindependentista y otros artículos más o menos sobre tratan el asunto. Pero lo que yonunca he visto es que sucederá después de que Puerto Rico consiga la independencia.¿Cómo se procederá después de que el Congreso Americano le de la independencia aPuerto Rico?¿Por qué el movimiento independentista no se concentra en decirle al pueblo quesucederá después de que la independencia se otorgada a la isla? Alguien le pregunto esa Rubén Berrio, mucho tiempo atrás y él dio una respuesta muy parecida a esta, “loprimero que la nueva nacio haría sería hacer una asamblea constituyente, para formularuna nueva constitución para el nuevo pais. El nuevo gobierno recogería todas lasmonedas estadounidenses (papel y monedas dura) para emitir una monedapuertorriqueña (quizas con los patriotas puertorriqueños en las pantallas). De ahí enadelante nada más ellos han dicho sobre este tópico, que yo sepa.Más aun en uno de los debates para la gobernación donde este era candidato él llegomás lejos. Berrios dijo en ese debate que cuando la independencia fuera otorgada aPuerto Rico, abría un período de transición donde el gobierno de los Estados Unidostransferiría poder al pais con ayuda federal (dinero en otras palabras) comocompensación por los años de coloniaje. El gobierno del Estado Libre Asociado dePuerto Rico recibió durante los pasados diez años (1994-2003) un total de $25.7 milmillones (sin incluir los fondos federales del Programa de Alimentación Nutricional), enaportaciones para programas públicos. Esta cantidad representa el 28% del ingreso totaldel gobierno para esos mismos años que fue de $92 mil millones. Sin estas aportacionesfederales el gobierno del Estado Libre y Asociado habría colapsado. Si a esto agregamoslos fondos millonarios del Programa de Alimentos Nutricional, ello nos ofrece un cuadroelocuente de nuestra dependencia federal (Méndez Ríos, A., 2006).

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