Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
The President's Task Force Report on Puerto Rico Status and all kind unrelated economic data was just release. As it was expected the PPD, as an Ostrich, has buried their head in the ground and see only what they want to see and is not there. Not bad for fanatics that have come to believe their own lies after so many years trying to sell their ELA. In my BLOG page you will find my views on the report as to what I see and do not see in it. Of 122 pages only 10 pages are dedicated to the Status. The rest of the report is pure political BS on other important economic recommendations but unrelated to the status problems. What do politicians do when they do not want to say much? They bring other important subjects but not directly related and try to drown the study/presentation with these un-related problems. Same here, only ten (10) pages out of one hundred twenty two (122) pages of the report on “The Puerto Rico's Status”. Please go to my BLOG page to see my views as to what the report say or do not say. I will also have some other information on “Que Pasa” page.
New Progressive Party (PNP)
The PNP people finally got something clear, that there will be a Territorial/Colonial Culminated ELA . Finally the Task Force has made that crystal clear. However many still thing that a simple majority will be enough to achieve Statehood. On this they are like the PPD, Ostriches. Of course there are other things made clear for everyone such as that there are three non-territorial alternatives only, Statehood, Independence, and the Associated Republic. An of course that the ELA is an alternative as well. Why an alternative? Well, because as far as this Congress, the 112th Congress, will not force the people of Puerto Rico to choose a non-territorial alternative. What will happens with the 113th Congress is up to them when they take office. One thing Puerto Rico MUST understand is that what happens to Puerto Rico and Congress, is up every two (2) years since one Congress can not bind another Congress.
Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP)
Los Pipiolos, desde luego, no encuentran nada nuevo pues en realidad no ahi nada nuevo en el reporte. Solo u par de clarificaciones, las cuales todos sabiamos de ver anteriores reportes con mente abierta y que los del PIP vienen diciendo hace muchisimos años. Of course as on prior years they claim that the report is another statement on how not to do nothing for Puerto Rico by Congress. Hopefully they see an opportunity to archive some of their goals to bring a real plebiscite where the ELA is voted out.
Puerto Rico at a Crossroads
There are a couple of facts that were reaffirmed with this Report. 1) the the ELA is and will always be territory and no enhancement will take out of the territorial clause. (please read "colony" any time you read territory). Let me explain, the US and Puerto Rico went to the United Nations to reaffirm that the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico was not a colony. Of course this was a lie just to be take Puerto Rico out of the "colony" list and the oversight of the United Nations. In any case there is no difference between a colony and the territory for Puerto Rico.
This Report to President Obama does or can point toward a cooperation of the groups that want to reach the next political agreement in the political development of Puerto Rico. This next level is very clear in the Report, Statehood, Independence, or the Associated Republic. The challenge here is how, if at all possible, can the PIP, the PNP, and the "sovereign fraction of the PPD can work together to convince the ELA non sovereign fraction not to block the elimination of the ELA alternative. This is a Crossroads because as long as part of the PPD keep pushing for the so call "culmination of ELA" as a non-territorial/colonial alternative AND the PPD continue to control some forty to fifty (40% to 50%) percent of the electorate, Puerto Rico will continue to be a COLONY.
University of Puerto Rico and Accreditation
The University (UPI) has been used as a political pawn the the government and the so called "students groups" such as the FUPI and others.
The UPI was know as one of the best in the Americas until the 60's when the Secretary of Education, Ms Celeste Benitez, under the Hernandez Colón administration, lower its entrance qualification to allow "more" students from the public school system. Now due the to the "students strike" the UPI has lost it accreditation. The government has been afraid of these groups and apparently the UPI adminstration is as well. So here are the results. When are we going to start thinking and working for the good of our Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico Today
Puerto Rico (Fragmento)
Borinquen!, nombre al pensamiento grato
como recuerdo de un amor profundo,
bello jardín, de América el ornato,
siendo el jardín América del mundo.
Perla que el mar de entre su concha arranca
al agitar sus ondas placenteras,
garza dormida entre la espuma blanca
del níveo cinturón de tus riberas.
El Futuro de PR Está en Tus Manos
The future of PR Is In Your Hands
"Borínquen!, nombre al pensamiento grato..."
Luis Muñoz Marin, July 17, 1951, Barranquitas, Puerto Rco
"What we have to guard against in this world we live in is not to confuse love for our patria (pueblo) with small, futile and naive concepts of nationalism and national state."
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