Empire Forgotten: The United States's Colonization of Puerto Rico

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Ediberto Roman

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This Article tells a story of two countries: the first, a world power through its noble proclamations concerning human rights, led the charge for the recognition of a people's right to choose their political and socio-economic future; the second, because of its domination by the first, has been unable to have its people choose their political and socio-economic future. 10 In analyzing this relationship, this Article demonstrates how the United States, by denouncing imperialism while at the same time quietly enjoying its benefits, resembles the "colonizer who refuses."

Suggested Citation

Roman, Ediberto, Empire Forgotten: The United States's Colonization of Puerto Rico (1997). Villanova Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 4, 1997; Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2997685

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