What Should Be Done with Puerto Rico?
AbstractPuerto Rico has been classified as one of the worldâ€™s most beautiful islands. Its sandy, white beaches entertain thousands of tourists each year. It is commonly known as the â€œHawaii of the East Coast.â€ Statehood arguably should be a simple issue, but it is not. Because the political future of millions of Puerto Ricans is at stake, this decision cannot be taken lightly. This essay attempts to answer some of the political and economic questions that surround the future status of the island. Is there a way that the island can preserve its Latin-American culture and still be part of the United States? Could Puerto Rico survive as an independent country? Are the islanders content as a stagnant commonwealth? The answers to these difficult questions reveal possible solutions to the century-old question of â€œwhat should be done with Puerto Rico?â€
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