The Last Colony
Puerto Rico's Unique Relationship With The United States

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A must-see to better understand Puerto Rico's relationship to the U.S. It's easy to feel undecided on such a complicated issue, especially in light of the recent hurricane aftermath.

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I decided to make The Last Colony because I have lived in both Puerto Rico and in the continental USA and I’ve noticed a pattern of confusion on both sides about Puerto Rico’s political status. Puerto Rico is the oldest colony in the world and colonialism is undemocratic. It was very ...Read more

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