Puerto Rico is one territory whose government mimics colonization. Because the United States has authorized some operations on the island, this makes it semi-autonomous. There are significant unemployment rates in the area due to economic difficulties. In search of work, many Puerto Ricans move to America. Individuals are still being treated poorly in the United States despite their status as immigrants. Puerto Ricans are having difficulty finding work on the mainland because they come from the U.S. territories. America’s influence could alter Puerto Rico’s economic situation. Puerto Ricans need to work towards independence as a territory, so that they are not forced to leave the island.
Puerto Rico has issues that aren’t natural, but they can be solved locally. Whalen claims that Puerto Rico has become a major tourist destination and is an innovator in the use of wind and solar energy (999). With such limited resources, Puerto Ricans cannot expect to move to the mainland looking for better opportunities. Internal solutions may solve the problems plaguing this island. There is some evidence to suggest that corruption exists in Puerto Rico. Ali et al. According to Ali and others, economic crime such as corruption is one cause of an economy that’s in decline (3). A very small proportion of the population has access to resources that would have provided employment opportunities for many people who are jobless. Public measures can address corruption, which is a human problem. According to Badran (617), several Arab countries succeeded in eliminating corrupt leaders during the Arab Spring. The example shows how people might engage in civil disobedience, to make it easier to establish employment rather than migrate to Mexico where they will be abused. The government can launch more job opportunities for Puerto Ricans by using public resources in a way that is efficient.
Many investigations claim that Puerto Rico’s financial problems are due to factors like “la junta.” Ortiz and others. It’s absurd that Puerto Ricans don’t have control of their finances. 26). United States has a budgetary body. Puerto Ricans cannot afford to pay for their wants and this is an issue. However, Carrillo et al. This suggests that the Puerto Rican budget was designed to impress America (3). It is against the purpose of budgeting. The budget should address regional issues (Elmendorf & Sheiner 175). Thus, US engagement in the economy is one of the obstacles to the development of an economic system capable of fulfilling the demands of Puerto Ricans. La junta does not understand the need for development. Delasalas claims that the job of the “la junta” is to approve the budgets for the government’s expenditure (76). Puerto Ricans don’t have to leave the country to fight “la Junta”, but must start worldwide campaigns to eradicate the island from it. Although the United States is marketed as an advocate of democracy and human rights, Puerto Ricans can use it as an opportunity to support the abolishment of “la junta” as they generate unemployment that indirectly affects some of their human rights.