PARA LA ESTADIDAD
Inspirado en el siglo 18, el gobernador Ricardo Rosselló envió a la Legislatura su plan para lograr la estadidad para Puerto Rico el pasado marzo. Tal como hiciera Tennessee en 1796, el primer mandatario aspira a que la Isla tenga representación y participación congresional con dos senadores y cinco congresistas. El Proyecto de la Cámara 876, al cierre de esta edición, espera por la firma de Rosselló para convertirse en ley tras haber sido aprobado por los dos cuerpos legislativos. A pocos días de celebrarse un plebiscito sin el aval del Departamento de Justicia federal, los estadistas depositan su fe en esa jeringa que lleva el ADN que alguna vez funcionó para Tennessee, Michigan, Iowa y otros estados de la Unión.
Ilustración de Miguel Bayón.
Puerto Rican Day Parade: Oscar Lopez Rivera won't have 'formal role,' mayor says
By Heather Holland and Nicole Brown
June 2, 2017
Oscar Lopez Rivera will not have a “formal role” in the Puerto Rican Day Parade, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.
Parade organizers had planned to honor the long-imprisoned leader of a separatist group tied to terrorist acts at the parade, causing several sponsors and politicians, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to back out of the parade.
De Blasio expressed disappointment that the purpose of the June 11 parade was overshadowed by the controversy.
“Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million people, many of whom are family and loved ones of New Yorkers, are in the midst of an economic collapse and health care crisis that threatens their future,” he said in a statement. “Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico deserve help from Washington and they are not receiving it. This should be our singular focus when it comes to Puerto Rico and our city’s parade.”
|José Celso Barbosa fundó |
el Partido Republicano en 1899 como
instrumento para alcanzar la estadidad.
El Partido Demócrata nunca ha apoyado
la estadidad para Puerto Rico.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. had defended its decison to honor Lopez Rivera in May, but said it respects his decision.
"We are looking forward to marching with Oscar Lopez Rivera and respect his decision to walk up Fifth Avenue, 'not as an honoree but as a humble Puerto Rican and grandfather.' Now we can focus again on important issues and the plight of Puerto Rico," the organization said in a statement.
The average Puerto Rican individual carries 12% Native American, 65% West Eurasian (Mediterranean, Northern European and/or Middle Eastern) and 20% Sub-Saharan African DNA. To help explain these frequencies in light of the maternal and paternal differences, I used basic math and inferred that it would take at least three distinct migrations of hundreds of European men each (and practically no European women) to Puerto Rico, followed by intermixing with indigenous women. It also would necessitate the complete decimation of indigenous men (but not women), to account for those numbers. These results are surprising and also shed light into a dark colonial past that, until now, had remained somewhat unclear.
Genographic Project DNA Results Reveal Details of Puerto Rican History
Posted by Miguel Vilar on July 25, 2014