The U.S. government has erased any lingering doubts that Puerto Rico is nothing but a U.S. colony with no sovereignty whatsoever by creating a federally appointed Financial Control Board to oversee the island’s $72 billion bond debt crisis.
Washington, has essentially shoved an unelected shadow government with unrestricted power down the throats of the island’s 3.5 million residents in place of the democratically elected local government that has existed in Puerto Rico since 1952.
Whether or not Puerto Ricans swallow it remains an open question. So far, they are not.
Opponents of the oversight board — or the “Junta” as they call ...