Why Isn't Puerto Rico a State of the US? - Diaspórica: El Podcast

Alberto Medina, a member of our Board of Directors, joins Merari Fernández's Diaspórica: El Podcast to answer one of the most commonly asked questions about Puerto Rico's status. Why isn't the island a state already?

Episode Description:

When an issue related to Puerto Rico comes to public debate in US media, being a natural disaster or the ousting of governor Ricardo Rosselló in 2019, the immediate question the American people ask is, "Why isn't Puerto Rico a state?" as if statehood were the logic course of action or wanted by most Puerto Ricans. In our 2nd episode, Alberto Medina answers our question, dispels assumptions and explains how the US has contributed to keeping Puerto Rico's political status unresolved.