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.


Taking note of the new law of the land[edit]

On March 20, 2015, in Pueblo vs Sanchez Valle, an 8-1 majority of the SCOPR determined that PR is a territory and lacks sovereignty. That is now the law of the land in Puerto Rico. Thus, it would be disingenuous to describe PR as autonomous within the US and to describe "Commonwealth" as a "status". Thus I have changed the classification to "United States/Territory", which is factually correct regardless of POV, and described July 25 1952 as the date for the "Commonwealth Constitution" rather than "Commonwealth status". We can all agree that the constitution was promulgated on that date. Many, including the SCOPR, don't agree that a "status" different from territorial status was created on that day.

See http://www.ramajudicial.pr/ts/2015/201tspr25.pdf

Bankruptcy?[edit]

"Puerto Rico says it cannot pay its debt, setting off potential crisis in the U.S." [1]

"Puerto Rico's Governor Says Island's Debts Are 'Not Payable'" [2] New York Times

"Puerto Rico Has No Easy Path Out of Debt Crisis" [3] Wall Street Journal

Is that really nearly $20K per person in PR? Shenme (talk) 04:56, 29 June 2015 (UTC)