Talk:Puerto Rico

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Former good article Puerto Rico was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.


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Per capita debt?[edit]

How is $70 billion in debt, divided by 3.4 million people only $12,000 per capita? Unless my math is way off or other parts of the article are wrong, the debt is over $20k each. Cheers! Kenaxelds (talk) 17:59, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

The confusion seems to go a bit deeper than the arithmetic. The information was added with this edit here, which was sourced to Debtwire (via Forbes). The problem is -- the Debtwire article placed the "tax-supported" debt at $53 billion and nowhere mentions a figure of $70 billion. And if you take the $53 billion figure, and then assume that Puerto Rico has a population of 4.4 million (not 3.4 million), you'll get the $12,000 per-capita number. So something here is clearly wrong with both the source and with the transfer of information into the article. Probably, the best way to address this confusion is to find a better source. NewYorkActuary (talk) 18:24, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
Follow-up The same curious figure appears in the article on the debt crisis. Because I assume that the folks there will have better access to reliable information on this matter, I've raised the question there (at Talk:Puerto Rican government-debt crisis#Per-capita debt in January 2017). NewYorkActuary (talk) 20:15, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

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Why is the main US flag not the Hawaii flag next to the twin city Honolulu?[edit]

Puerto Rico itself has it's own flag not the main US one next to it. - Jacob's Crackers (talk) 18:10, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Race is not the same word as Race is not the same word as ethnicity[edit]

Someone removed the word races from the article and inserted ethnicities. But that is not a synonym.

AND the title of the section is Multiracial so, clearly, it is about race. | 3.3% | Multiracial Americans|Two or more races

Multiracial is defined as made up of or relating to people of many races.[1] Many terms exist for people of various multiracial backgrounds. While some of the terms used in the past are considered insulting and offensive, there are many socially acceptable modern terms that multiracial people identify with. These include mixed-race (or simply "mixed"), biracial, multiracial, multiethnic, polyethnic, half, half-and-half, métis, creole, mestizo, mulatto, melungeon, criollo, chindian, dougla, quadroon, zambo, eurasian, hāfu and pardo.

An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestral, language, social, cultural or national experiences.

This useage of scientific terminology is not racism as Anonymous claimed. Peter K Burian (talk) 13:07, 13 June 2017 (UTC)