Puerto Rico, considered as a Commonwealth, is treated as one of the states of the Union in most aspects, but in other respects it is not given the same treatment. Puerto Ricans were granted American Citizenship in 1917, since then they enjoy most of the rights of Americans, except the right to vote. This fact has affected the democratic system of Puerto Rico by dividing the population into different political parties that take opposing stands on what the future of the island should be. The final decision about the future of Puerto Rico depends on both the Puerto Rican and the United States governments. It will be a complicated process which will affect the lives of Americans and Puerto Ricans indefinitely.
Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación en la Especialización de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa